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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Partner Communication in Different Cultures

Partner communication is probably the most important thing that makes or breaks a relationship between you and your partner(s); it’s something everyone keeps saying you should do, but at the end of the day, most people still a) don’t do it, b) don’t really know what it means, c) don’t do enough of it.   …

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Goth in the jungle – subculture and variety

We’ve survived the extensively Halloween themed week, so now, we’ll be moving on with a variety of anthropological themes. Today, we’ll be looking at subculture and variety, and we’ll use the Goth subculture around the globe as our case study. I’m going to start by challenging the perspective of subculture and mainstream culture. You see, …

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Halloween

We have reached Halloween. We’ve gone through vampires, werewolves, ghosts and witches and anthropological debate to do it, but here it is, and I hope you have a nice evening planned. Mine is going to be very feline (how witchy of me…;) ), with my partner and myself and our nine felines watching a film, …

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Anthropology and psychology of fear

We are slowly reaching the night of Halloween, and I bet most of you are being bombarded by reruns of horror films, skulls, blood cocktails (I’m serious – there is a huge amount of Halloween themed cocktails and mocktails out there, and some of the best recipes can be found on Pinterest, so if you …

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Vampires

I don’t believe we have really properly visited this topic thus far, barring the case study of the vampire scare in Malawi. With the Halloween drawing close, it is perhaps a fitting topic to explore, so let’s do it today. 🙂 I would wager an educated guess (and if you have other information, I would …

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Anthropology and Crime

  (Author’s note – This post was written a while ago and scheduled for today. When I heard about the Las Vegas shooting earlier this afternoon, I thought first that I would reschedule as a gesture of sympathy with the victims, many of whom are still fighting for their lives. Then, I decided that perhaps, …

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