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AnthroCurrents August 23, 2017

For those of you who haven’t read enough about the solar eclipse, anthropologist Christine Boston talks about how cultures interpreted a solar eclipse & NPR discusses the role of solar eclipses in religion.

An anthropologist’s take on happiness research.

Photo of a snowy owl.  Many owls in Indonesia & Thailand are believed to be endangered due to the "harry potter effect".

Photo of a snowy owl. Many owls in Indonesia & Thailand are believed to be endangered due to the “harry potter effect”.

Anthropologist Karen Stephenson is studying social networks, soft power & trust in the Heartland that are getting things done.

Anthropologist Kirill Istomin looks into the challenges of change for Nenet reindeer herders in Russia’s Taz tundra.

Tuberculosis spikes during economic turmoil in Malta.

Walking marriages in China may be changing with the times…

Also, the “Harry Potter effect”.

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