The Kahiko Instrumentation

Anthropology: Hawaiian Ethnography and Presentational Music Culture

  History Since the arrival of the Europeans in the 19th century, ancient forms of chanting and instrumental accompaniment have played a large role in creating awareness and appreciation of customary Hawaiian music. In Music as Social Life, Turino defines culture as “the … Continue reading Anthropology: Hawaiian Ethnography and Presentational Music Culture

Borough Market

Anthropology: Take a Stroll Through Borough Market, the Oldest Food Market in London

The oldest market in London, Borough Market has existed as far back as the 11th century selling grains, fish and produce close to the London Bridge. In the 13th century, the market moved to Borough High Street and closed for … Continue reading Anthropology: Take a Stroll Through Borough Market, the Oldest Food Market in London

Heinz Tomato Ketchup

Food Linguistics: Evolution of Food, Menus, and Online Reviews

Linguistic and cultural anthropology can reveal a lot about languages and culture through mediums such as food menus, online reviews, and advertisements. According to Barbara Miller (2005), linguistics is the study of language. Questions that anthropologists ask and research revolve … Continue reading Food Linguistics: Evolution of Food, Menus, and Online Reviews

Professional Team of Dancers

Chronic Pain and Hip Abnormalities in Professional Ballet Dancers

Did you know that almost every professional dancer has some type of injury or chronic pain condition including hip abnormalities? For dancers, it may promote wellness through strengthening and developing one’s self, but with pain and injury, people fall into … Continue reading Chronic Pain and Hip Abnormalities in Professional Ballet Dancers

Woman standing over scale with an eating disorder

Eating Disorders in Ballet Dancers: Anorexia, Bulimia, and EDNOS

Growing up, I participated in ballet for a good eight years where body image and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) were present. My participation in class became more extensive the older I … Continue reading Eating Disorders in Ballet Dancers: Anorexia, Bulimia, and EDNOS

Woman clenching her stomach from endometriosis pain

Medical Anthropology and Public Health: Endometriosis, Patient Care and Dehumanization

According to As-Sanie et al (2019),  women with endometriosis make an average of seven visits to their primary care provider before receiving a specialist referral, three fourths are misdiagnosed, and two thirds of primary care providers are not comfortable in … Continue reading Medical Anthropology and Public Health: Endometriosis, Patient Care and Dehumanization