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Anthropology in Practice

Anthropology in Practice

Exploring the human condition.

Anna Post on Managing Our Digital Spaces

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

The Meaning of Goodbye

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

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

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

    S has taken the lead in preparing our weeknight meals. It helps us get dinner on the table earlier but he's also interested in helping us eat more healthfully.

April 16, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

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

Highlighted in my 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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