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Cultural Anthropology

A Cultural Anthropology of Illness: How Words Can Make You Sick

Dr. Mario Martinez | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mario Martinez

What would happen if physicians transitioned from mechanics who repair the body to teachers who explore the causes of health, and from mental health p...

Congratulations to Anthropologist Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan's New President

American Anthropological Association | Posted 11.26.2014 | Good News
American Anthropological Association

Formidable challenges face the new government, from deep social divisions to operating budget shortfalls and significant deficits to overcome in public facilities and services.

The Global Mindset, the Esperanto of International Business?

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

We must recognize that today's employees are the guinea pigs of the 21st century global economy and that practically none of those employees were adequately trained to instantaneously interact across cultures.

Paul Stoller or Why Anthropology Still Matters

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 04.25.2013 | College
Gina Athena Ulysse

The Nobel may be Sweden's most famous prize, but the Retzius medal is also quite an honor. That the award this year goes to Paul Stoller is particularly noteworthy because his work is somewhat outside the mainstream of anthropology.

Biophobia, Not. Biology and Science in Anthropology

American Anthropological Association | Posted 05.13.2013 | Books
American Anthropological Association

In Noble Savages, his recently published and much publicized book, Napoleon Chagnon asserts that for well over a century a "widespread biophobia is built into cultural anthropological theory, which results in deep contempt for biological ideas." My view is that this is incorrect.

Why Are African Pygmies So Short?

Posted 04.27.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/26/2012 06:20 PM EDT on LiveScience Why the Pygmies of West Africa have such short st...

Seeking a More Cosmopolitan America

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Paul Stoller

The lack of volition to travel overseas corresponds to a shocking ignorance about other parts of the world. Contemporary students are notoriously ignorant of world geography. Many of them think that Africa, for example, is one country rather than a continent of 53 sovereign nations.