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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’

Each person, like their fingerprints, is unique.

Anthropology: Tracing the Evolution of Color and Gender Stereotypes

Recent years have seen a tremendous increase in the number of individuals interested in fashion. The fashion industry responds to this need by producing a variety of designs and colors for clothing. By wearing colors and clothes of their choice, … Continue reading Anthropology: Tracing the Evolution of Color and Gender Stereotypes

Anthropology: The Myth of Miscommunication Between the Genders

From the patriarchal society of the 70s to the progressive movements we’re experiencing today, gender inequality has always been a prominent component of humanity. One area of interest, in particular for linguists, is the cause of supposed miscommunication between the … Continue reading Anthropology: The Myth of Miscommunication Between the Genders

A portrait of a woman with tattooed patterns on her forehead and chin, she wears nose piercings and ear jewellery and is smiling at the camera

Anthropology: Tattoos as a Symbol of Social Identity and Culture

This article challenges the perception that tattoos solely serve an individualistic, decorative function. By delving into the varying stories told by tattoos and their rich cultural significance around the world, we discover that body art is not skin-deep. Rather, it … Continue reading Anthropology: Tattoos as a Symbol of Social Identity and Culture

The physical ie: a Japanese House

Anthropology of Japanese Family Systems: Gender Roles, Marriage, and Aging

The Ie System In Japan, the rigid patriarchal ie family system dictates loyalty to one’s family, marriage, and responsibility for taking care of the older generations even in the modern world. Relations in the ie system are based on duty … Continue reading Anthropology of Japanese Family Systems: Gender Roles, Marriage, and Aging

Mosuo women.

Anthropology: An Analysis of Matriarchal Societies and Their Culture

Matriarchal societies The fascination for matriarchal societies stems from how few and far between they appear to be. Mythical matriarchies, such as the Amazon warriors from Greek literature, have long been an object of fantasy, and that because we live … Continue reading Anthropology: An Analysis of Matriarchal Societies and Their Culture

Sex, gender, and sexuality

Anthropology: Perspectives in Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Social Sciences

Research Investigation When I wanted to do a research investigation of “Sex, Gender, & Sexuality” and how the subject applies to the social sciences, I found that the issue is seen in every aspect of our world today in many … Continue reading Anthropology: Perspectives in Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Social Sciences

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Anthropology: An Overview of the Gender Pay Gaps in the Workplace

Unequal pay between men and women is an issue which largely goes unnoticed in society. Women are paid less than their male counterparts both on average and for completing the same work. Gender discrimination was illegalized in the workplace in … Continue reading Anthropology: An Overview of the Gender Pay Gaps in the Workplace

Anthropology: Foot Binding as Symbolism of Socio-Economic Status in Ancient China

Foot Binding: Symbols of Fashion, Femininity, Food & Fortune Dunked into a bath of animal blood and herbs, the toes are squeezed against the palm of the foot until they are broken. A piece of cloth is bound tightly around … Continue reading Anthropology: Foot Binding as Symbolism of Socio-Economic Status in Ancient China