18:58:32, by admin   . Categories: culture traditions, language

Tricky body language

Indiana Gazette

"A native who held his chin in his hand was exhibiting an intent listening position - called 'wisakatu. It was never interpreted that he was bored", said anthropology professor Thomas D. Blakely after many years of fieldwork in Africa >>continue


  00:33:15, by admin   . Categories: medical anthropology / ethnobothany

Anthropology professor working on organs trafficking

University of California Berkeley

Medical anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes is helping authorities in Brazil, Israel and South Africa investigate a shocking new "slave triangle" in which the poor are being taken to distant cities by criminal syndicates and coerced into selling their organs for illegal transplants >>continue


  18:47:58, by admin   . Categories: culture traditions, gender

Anthropologists: U.S. Marriage Model Is Not Universal Norm

Newhouse News Service

In cross-cultural comparison, monogamous, heterosexual marriage, voluntarily entered into, is a pretty rare form of marriage >>continue

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