A collection of blue painted crosses in the Merry Cemetery with a cartoon-like painting of a man on the front of the primary cross with greenery and flowers in the background

Anthropology: The Merry Cemetery in Romania’s Cultural Tourism Industry

In the small North Romanian village of Săpânța dwells a home for the dead; a graveyard complete with thousands of protruding wooden tombstones perfectly structured like soldiers. But unlike the common cemetery – where dull, concrete slabs form monotonous rows … Continue reading Anthropology: The Merry Cemetery in Romania’s Cultural Tourism Industry

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Anthropology: Loss of Indigeneity through Coloniality of Power and Knowledge in South America

In the modern era, science was used to oppress indigenous people’s rights. Moreover, coloniality of knowledge and epistemicide erased all other forms of knowledge different to the European ones. What was believed to be true was ‘’discovered’’ by science and … Continue reading Anthropology: Loss of Indigeneity through Coloniality of Power and Knowledge in South America

Celebration of the Dead: A Look into Mexico’s’ Fall Celebration Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos celebration[/caption] Mexico and Latin American CultureLatin American cultures and lifestyles are unique and vast. The region itself ranges from Puerto Rico, Portugal, Brazil, Quebec, and Mexico to name a few. Mexico, known for its food, Tequila, culture, … Continue reading Celebration of the Dead: A Look into Mexico’s’ Fall Celebration Dia De Los Muertos