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Anthropology in Practice

Anthropology in Practice

Exploring the human condition.

Anna Post on Managing Our Digital Spaces

Anna Post on Managing Our Digital Spaces

Can courtesy and mobile technologies get along? | Photo by Joe Pemberton. | Click on image for license and information. Tweeting, texting, Facebooking, checking email, sending photos, and even, yes, old-fashioned telephone calls—we're doing it all, and we're doing it wherever and whenever we please.

May 21, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa
Editor s Selections: Reopening Graves and Understanding Attraction

Editor s Selections: Reopening Graves and Understanding Attraction

This week from my ResearchBlogging.org column: Contextual clues are important in archaeology. And at Bones Don’t Lie , Katy Meyers highlights how a geoarchaeology approach can reveal how a tomb was treated—whether it was reopened and how many times.

May 11, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa
The Meaning of Goodbye

The Meaning of Goodbye

How do you prepare to say goodbye to your social group? | iStock photo. It took a few days of moping around the house before I finally acknowledged what the problem is: my heart hurts.It's an expression I use with those closest to me.

May 9, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa
The Diminishing Digital Divide

The Diminishing Digital Divide

Concerns about the digital divide have started to take on a bit of hysterical edge—think along the lines of Reverend Lovejoy's wife: "But what about the children ?!

April 30, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa
The Illegal Trade of Twine

The Illegal Trade of Twine

This is an installment in the On My Shelf series—reviews about books demonstrating anthropology in practice. Book details follow the post.

April 23, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa
The Cost of Healthy Eating

The Cost of Healthy Eating

  How do you spend your food budget? | Photo by Maureen Reilly, CC. Click on image for license and information.   S has taken the lead in preparing our weeknight meals.

April 16, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa
Editor s Selections: Speaking In Tongues, Bi-Gendered Individuals, And The Prisoner s Dilemma

Editor s Selections: Speaking In Tongues, Bi-Gendered Individuals, And The Prisoner s Dilemma

Highlighted in my ResearchBlogging.org column this week: At Geneaology of Religion , Cris Campbell has a nice summary of dissociative speech patterns—in layman’s terms, that’s to say he breaks down different ways of “speaking in tongues.” The Neuroskeptic discusses a small, self-selected study on “bi-gendered” individuals which highlights the ways social pressures can color our identities.

April 12, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

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