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Beginnings of a Theology of Addiction: Part 2

I need you to imagine the Kool-Aid Man as spiked with a ton of vodka. So now he’s basically an animate creature fused with alcohol and irritating wall-destruction: he thus represents how we usually think about addiction. 900 more words


TGA's Reader Survey and Giveaway!

Hello dear TGA readers!

One of our New Year resolutions here at TGA is to continue to improve our community blog and to bring you a pleasant anthro-geeking-blogging experience. 243 more words


The American Southeast, c. 1650, without erasing Native peoples

What follows is the first in a series of notes that arise from my courses, which during the current semester include Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Contemporary Anthropological Theory. 141 more words

Indigenous Rights

Book Review: Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

Review of

Secrets from the Greek Kitchen: Cooking, Skill, and the Everyday Life on an Aegean Island.

By David E. Sutton
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 1,144 more words


40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally

By Helene Batt and Kate Torgovnick May

It’s a piece of cake. You can’t put lipstick on a pig. Why add fuel to the fire? Idioms are those phrases that mean more than the sum of their words. 1,685 more words

TED Talks

Becoming us / Homo erectus

The species in which the big brain change occurred, as well as evidence for key behavior that we think of as human, is not Homo sapiens, but Homo erectus. 399 more words

Asperger's Human Experience

Asperger Doldrums / End of Football Season

The NFL: One of the last meritocracies in the U.S.  

I get a bit melancholic at the end of the NFL season. I’m sure hundreds of studies have been funded to “prove” that football causes no end of mayhem in society: they’re wrong. 582 more words

Asperger's Human Experience