By: Guy Takamatsu
Music has more than one use. Yes, it can be used to entertain. But it can also be used to teach or give information. About 500 years ago, during the time of Martin Luther, people would go to the tavern to hear someone SING...
The role of natural language in shaping human thought
By: Sheriann Stanton
There are many theories as to how we think and how language plays a role in that process. Do we think if we cannot express our thoughts in words? The language you speak does not affect how you think (Pinker 1994). It is thought that...
Characteristics of the "intellectual" in modern society
By: Elizabeth M Young
The new holy grail of intellect seems to be the ability to make sense of things that are far too complex for one field of study. The modern intellectual goes beyond being someone who is well educated in only one area, but is able to...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Anthropologists have been under the criticism of other social scientists because they have eschewed quantitative analysis and have focused on the "normal" systems that form and endure through societies that are considered "different" or "exotic. Deviance is traditionally treated as a side issue, when treated...
Explaining the anthropology of race
By: Enzo Sardellaro
The "confusion" of human races The term "race" is used in Anthropology for purposes of classification, and to show groups of individuals that are distinguished from other groups for some common characters transmitted for heredity. In the 19th century the term was used mainly...
Kenneth Good and the Yanomami
By: Jessica C
The ongoing struggle faced by the Yanomami population to regain ownership to blood samples of their deceased relatives, has led them to become the focus of an ethical controversy within the world of anthropology. Representatives from parties involved including both the National Cancer Institute and...
A brief cultural history of American English
By: Jude Coyle
It is interesting to note that two thirds of the people whose native language is English reside in the United States. Also of interest is that the U.S. does not have a 'national' language, and yet English is the most commonly used language. It's...
Kenneth Good and the Yanomami
By: Nancy Fuentes
For decades the Yanonami, a group native to the rainforests between Brazil and Venezuela, have welcomed anthropologists onto their lands and, in return, have received broken promises from researchers. Around forty years ago, American researchers acquired consent from the Yanonami to collect blood samples...
Yanomami and the blood of their ancestors
By: Ashley Podplesky
The following is a paper I wrote for my anthropology class about the struggles the Yanomami are facing to regain the blood of their ancestors. This is just an introduction, and I strongly recommend finding out more about this dire situation. We want the blood...
Yanomami and the blood of their ancestors
By: Sylvia Smith
Throughout time it's been a difficult challenge to make a change in our world today. We have learned that through spreading the word and getting support from our fellow citizens can help determined if that change can be made. Many of times while walking around...

 

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