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Anthropology in Practice

Anthropology in Practice

Exploring the human condition.

A Tale of Two Undergrounds

Explorer hikes in Tibbetts Brook, which runs through a Bronx sewer. Credit: Steve Duncan, NYT "To be happy, stay hidden." - Yopie, Parisian cataphile Ever since reading Jennifer Toth's The Mole People as a teen, I've been intrigued by the metropolitan underground.

August 19, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Smells From the Past: The Fulton Fish Market

Ed Note: This post originally appeared on The Urban Ethnographer, where it was selected as a ResearchBlogging Editor's Selection. It has been slightly edited for posting here.

August 17, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

When the Lights Go Down in the City

New York City owes a debt of thanks to Thomas Edison for the brilliance that the skyline projects at night. He is the reason that we have the power to be the city that never sleeps. But can our grid sustain our needs today?

August 17, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

What a Tangled Web We Weave

And how prettily it is displayed when it is covered in dew!I took this photo on my way to the rail earlier this week. The more I think about it, the more it reminds me that we all have to attend to some business or another to manage our daily lives.

August 12, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

#NYCSciTweetUp Follow-Up

The third #NYCSciTweetUp was a huge success! Thanks to all who came out to The Peculier Pub. It was a pleasure seeing so many new faces mingling with familiar ones!

August 12, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

The Culture of Coffee Drinkers

Coffees offer us a way to look at our relationship to the larger world and see that sometimes our choices are not really our own, to think about how brands and larger market forces can help create what appear to be stable icons in our lives.

August 11, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

The Hidden Costs of Food: Food Prints and Healthy Eating

Ed Note: A version of this article appeared on Anthropology in Practice on Jan. 26th, 2010. How much do we really know about the food we eat? How do items like fruits and vegetables get to the supermarket?

August 10, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Are We Ashamed of Lunch?

Ed. Note: This article originally appeared on Anthropology in Practice on May 2, 2011.   Lunch is an often neglected meal of the day: sometimes skipped, many times hastily consumed, lunch is often over before it begins.

August 9, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

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