Purity, Danger And Realism – Children, Social Media And The Modern World

Introduction Whether or not children should use social media (or be internet active) is possibly one of the biggest polemics of our day and age. Make no mistake – often enough, people who argue against children using social media also argue against people in general using social media. The “perils” of social media are supposed …

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Chipping, cyborgs and people – the questions we should be asking ourselves

Author’s Note: I initially read Mr. Palmer’s article when it first came out. However, even though I had penned a response then, many more questions opened to me and I ended up revising a few things with new, even better references that answered my own questions on the theme. I must here state that I …

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Cross-culture in likes – taboos and variety in day-to-day behaviours

As with everything (and I really can’t stress that enough), what we like influences our behaviour and vice versa. For instance – a rigid personal environment and adherence to the resultant behaviour will make it difficult or even impossible to like things that pertain to different, whatever that different entails… it could be another culture, …

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Advocacy

Advocacy is the part of anthropology that has the anthropologist play an advocate to a specific group or cause. This may be a matter of necessity (such as the questions about human rights of indigenous groups), personal wish or a thankless task given to them by others; just like a lawyer, an anthropologist may have …

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