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Is anthropology relevant to sociology?

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The relevance of anthropology studies to sociology is in terms of human study, which includes sociocultural anthropology. While sociology focuses on the social aspects like relationships, anthropology emphasizes on the study of every aspect of humankind.

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Sociology covers all social aspects related to institutions and people, crime, religion, state, family, society's radical change, culture, social class and more. Anthropology includes archeology, evolution, sociocultural anthropology and linguistics. Sociocultural anthropology is the study of relation between culture and organized societies. Normally, sociology and anthropology have similar research methods like everyday interviews. While anthropology is focused on societies on a small scale, sociology is more focused on societies on a larger scale. Similar to sociology, sociocultural anthropology also covers aspects like religion and culture.

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