In an old Orientalist painting, a young boy stands with a snake draped over his arms and shoulders in front of an building that appears to be a Mosque

The Influence and History of Exoticism in Anthropology Past and Present

Social and cultural anthropology has always been about the comparative study of societies across the world. However, in recent years, the issue of ‘exoticism’ in anthropology has become an ethical problem in the field. Exoticism refers to a trend in … Continue reading The Influence and History of Exoticism in Anthropology Past and Present

A Yukaghir hunter herds elk across the snow in the traditional hunting practices of their clan

Anthropology : Yukaghir Hunting Practices, Where Humans and Animals Collide

In the far North East of Russia’s isolated Siberian region reside the Yukaghir clan. With a tiny population, their way of life and belief system is unique. They hold the belief that all animals and some nature contain souls and, … Continue reading Anthropology : Yukaghir Hunting Practices, Where Humans and Animals Collide

Cyborg Anthropology: The Relationship Between Human Beings and Technology

Cyborg anthropology is one of the newest sub-disciplines in anthropology, and it focuses on the relationship between the human and technology. What role has technology played in the development of humans? And what does it mean for us in the … Continue reading Cyborg Anthropology: The Relationship Between Human Beings and Technology

Myth: The Dreamtime and its Importance to Indigenous Australians

Indigenous Australians are the world’s oldest existing culture on earth. According to archeological evidence, their history spans from 50 000 years to 80 000 years old. Indigenous Australians have preserved their history through stories called The Dreamtime, Dreamtime stories, or … Continue reading Myth: The Dreamtime and its Importance to Indigenous Australians

Medical Anthropology: Uterus Transplantation for Women is the Future

The Emergence of Uterus Transplants in ART You may have never heard of a uterus transplant, but the procedure is one of the latest and most controversial breakthroughs in Assisted Reproductive Technology, also known as ART. A uterus transplant is … Continue reading Medical Anthropology: Uterus Transplantation for Women is the Future