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AnthroCurrents – January 23, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

  • Music communicates a lot—next time you’re watching a movie, pay attention to the way music directs its audience.  But research conducted by anthropologist Nathalie Fernando and neuroscientist Stephen McAdams will probably convince you that music is not a universal language. There are still people in Democratic Republic of Congo that are not freaked out by the theme to Psycho.
     
  • Anthropologist John R. Bowen writes in Time about French social and historical characteristics that set the stage for the Charlie Hebdo massacre and… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents – January 9, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – December 26, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – December 12, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – November 28, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – November 14, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

Food

  • Anthropologist Elizabeth Bennett started Fruitcycle after visiting an orchard and seeing all the fruit left to rot on the ground. Her company takes fruit that would otherwise be wasted and turns it into apple chips.
  • Rhode Island Public Radio covered the Southern Seed Legacy Project and talked to its director, anthropologist James Veteto (and one of my former professors). The project supports and encourages seed saving to protect the diversity of heritage crops.

Medicine

AnthroCurrents – October 31, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – October 17, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

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AnthroCurrents – October 3, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – September 19, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media