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Anthropology: Exploration of the ‘Invisible’ Epidemic of Human Trafficking Around the World

Human trafficking is a problem that is ‘unseen’, complex, and dynamic, with various social implications. Every year, thousands of men, women, and children become victims of human trafficking, for the purposes of being forced for labor or sexual exploitation. Human … Continue reading Anthropology: Exploration of the ‘Invisible’ Epidemic of Human Trafficking Around the World

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Anthropology: Overview of the Concept of ‘Intersectionality’

Intersectionality is a term that has become more popular in recent years. The awareness of it has been steadily growing. Despite this, the concept of intersectionality remains confusing to many people. The idea behind the concept is complex. Social categorizations … Continue reading Anthropology: Overview of the Concept of ‘Intersectionality’

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Anthropology: Migration and Its Impact on Psychosocial Well-Being Among Immigrants

Today there are more people on the move than ever before. It is one of the most visible and significant aspects of globalization. The phenomenon of migration has been studied by Anthropologists since the 1950s. Anthropologists focus on how societies … Continue reading Anthropology: Migration and Its Impact on Psychosocial Well-Being Among Immigrants

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Anthropology: An Overview on Cancel Culture and Online Shaming

Cancel culture has recently become a popular term used in debates regarding free speech and censorship. There has been a growing tendency, especially online, to silence or boycott people with problematic behaviors, controversial opinions, or morals. This silencing and ceasing … Continue reading Anthropology: An Overview on Cancel Culture and Online Shaming

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Anthropology: Dziady – Slavic Halloween and Its Cultural Significance

Dziady (also known as Forefather’s Eve) is a Slavic holiday celebrated at night, from 31st October to 1st November. Similar to today’s Halloween and the old Celtic tradition of Samhain, Dziady honors dead ancestors, and (presumably) allows for contacting their … Continue reading Anthropology: Dziady – Slavic Halloween and Its Cultural Significance

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Anthropology: Cultural Significance of Halloween Traditions Around the World

Globalization, communication, technology, free trade, cultural interaction, and exchange continue to rapidly increase, shrinking our world. Halloween, which stems from Celtic-speaking countries, is also continuing to spread across the world. Countries such as China, Japan, Indonesia, Dubai, Romania, Germany, and … Continue reading Anthropology: Cultural Significance of Halloween Traditions Around the World

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Anthropology: Exploring the Cultural Significance of Polish Folk Dances

Traditional folk dances across different countries, help to better understand the country’s culture, people, and values. Every country in the world has its own folk dance that originates in its culture and represents its norms, values, and traditions. Turkish sufi, … Continue reading Anthropology: Exploring the Cultural Significance of Polish Folk Dances

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Anthropology: An Exploration of Body Image, Physical Attractiveness, and Beauty Standards Across Cultures

Culture and society have a significant impact on how we perceive and feel about ourselves and our bodies. It is one of the factors that contribute to body image and can either positively or negatively influence our body image and … Continue reading Anthropology: An Exploration of Body Image, Physical Attractiveness, and Beauty Standards Across Cultures