Anthropology

Sly Grog Traders: The Sophisticated Methods Of Alcohol Bootleggers In Australia

The dominant Australian community would very much like to keep Indigenous communities from alcohol, but indigenous communities aren't having it. A giant black market has sprung up and such non-government alcohol sells for up to 1100 percent of the re ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 25 2017 - 9:55am

A Different 1 Percent- Americans Who Carry Guns

There is a different kind of 1 percent, and it isn't people who can afford to buy organic food. It's Americans who carry a handgun on a daily basis.  It's not a surprise, given American history and horrific events like a psychopath in Las V ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 27 2017 - 6:48pm

Canadian Journal Claims E-Cigarettes Cause High School Student Smoking

Surveys of students in two Canadian provinces have led scholars to warn that e-cigarettes, also called vaping, are causing cigarette uptake in high school students. This will be a surprise to American and British public health officials, who know cigarett ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 30 2017 - 3:15pm

Holiday Drinking: What The Saints Believed

Each year the holidays bring with them an increase in both the consumption of alcohol and concern about drinking’s harmful effects. Alcohol abuse is no laughing matter, but is it sinful to drink and make merry, moderately and responsibly, during a holy se ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 20 2017 - 7:30am

For The British, Bans Increase Happiness

In 2007, there was a ban that increased happiness for married women, but not men, according to the British Household Panel Survey. ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 4 2017 - 2:26pm

Online Myth: 90 Percent Will Shop In Retail Stores This Holiday Season

It surprises most millennials to learn that only about 10 percent of all retail purchases are actually made online. Each semester, when I ask hundreds of undergraduate business students to estimate, they consistently guess that between a quarter and half ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 23 2017 - 11:35am

The Global Age Of The Algorithm Manifested In Communist China's Dystopian Social Credit System

The Chinese government’s ongoing attempts to create a social credit system aimed at rating the trustworthiness of people and companies have generated equal measures of fascination and anxiety around the world. Social credit is depicted as something unique ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 15 2018 - 2:10pm

Leni Riefenstahl: How A Nazi Film-Maker Became A Feminist Icon

The dancer, actress, director and photographer Helene “Leni” Riefenstahl, who died in 2003, is a controversial character, largely because of the many propaganda movies she produced for the Nazis. So when it was recently announced that her estate would be ...

Article - The Conversation - Apr 28 2018 - 10:00am

You Are Probably A Better Dad Than Your Father Was

In the war for attention, a lot of parents are made to feel like they are not very good if they don't get their child into the right pre-school, buy the right food which lacks the additives it's fashionable to exclude, or spent Quality Time shuff ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 14 2018 - 10:17am

Sexual Harassment In Academia

A few years ago a cultural anthropologist levied a bombastic charge against her own field; using uncontrolled anonymous surveys with undefined terms she claimed almost every woman doing field work had been subjected to sexual harassment or even rape. It go ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 15 2018 - 10:42am