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Anthropology in Practice

Anthropology in Practice

Exploring the human condition.

Talking With Our Hands: The Significance of Gestures

Hailing a cab or waving hello? Gestures are defined by culture and context. | CC. Image by Willy Volk. Click on image for license and information. This post originally appeared on Anthropology in Practice on December 6th, 2010.

July 2, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Deconstructing Rituals of Reconciliation

Sorry. | CC, photo by fboyd. Click on image for license and information. Ed note - We're digging in the archives today: This post originally appeared on Anthropology in Practice on June 27th, 2011.

June 25, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Anthropological Finds at ID Day

Glen Taylor came because he was being plagued by spirits. While his two daughters wandered the stations set up for Identification (ID) Day in the Grand Gallery of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), Glen waited in line for Anibal Rodriguez and Nell Murphy, who were staffing the anthropology table.

June 22, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Editor's Selections: Colors and Stuttering

It's Thursday, so that means Research Blogging Editor's Selections!This week you'll want to be sure you check out: Quick—what color is the sky? Aatish Bhatia has a fascinating discussion on colors up at Empirical Zeal, demonstrating nicely the ways in which we construct elements of our world that seem so concrete with time.

June 7, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

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

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