Anthropology

Is the West Teaching the Developing World to Stigmatize Fat People?
December 12, 2014

“I would kill myself if I was fat,” said a 20-year-old Korean woman.

Here's What Happens When Hasidic Jews Join the Secular World
October 14, 2014

The world can be a scary place when you grow up thinking cheeseburgers will kill you.

An Anthropologist Asked Schizophrenics Around the World to Describe the Voices in Their Heads
August 07, 2014

Turns out that where they're from vastly impacts what they hear.

Bring Back the Wet Nurse!
A solution for working mothers that has been around for centuries
July 22, 2014

It might be the answer for stressed-out moms who want their babies breastfed.

Will Overpopulation and Resource Scarcity Drive Cannibalism?
There is a history in some cultures of the 'peaceful' consumption of human bodies
June 19, 2014

There is a history in the Amazon of the "peaceful" consumption of human bodies. 

In This Papua New Guinea Village, People Use Cell Phones to Call the Dead
June 17, 2014

When their calls don’t go through, they don’t blame shoddy service; they believe the spirits of the dead can interfere with their connections. 

The Sexist Pseudoscience of Pick-Up Artists: The Dangers of “Alpha Male” Thinking
June 06, 2014

The weird anthropological world view of “alpha males” competing for “targets” is a nonsense that has bled out into other sexist discourse. 

A Guide to Dealing With NYC Tourists
With the involuntary help of a social anthropologist
April 29, 2014

If tourists are getting you down, try a scholar-approved technique like "hiding" or "fencing."

How Bad Is China's Moral Crisis?
April 21, 2014

The rapid modernization of a country whose social structure was traditionally determined by strict hierarchy has ignited huge moral anxieties.

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