Culture 1982

Alkire H. William. The Traditional Classification and Treatment of Illness on Woleai and Lamotrek in the Caroline Islands, Micronesia. Culture 1982. II(1): 29-41. Alkire focuses on the traditional methods of prophylaxis, diagnosis, treatment, illness and injury on Woleai and Lamotrek atolls. The article centers on regular occurrences that reflect the main principles of organization in this...

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Culture 1981

Anger, D.C. The Micmacs of Newfoundland: A Resurgent Culture. Culture, 1981. 1(1): 79-81. Within this article, Dorothy Angers discusses the Micmacs of Newfoundland and the two Micmac communities of Conne River and Cape Breton. She focuses on the Micmacs of Conne River and their struggle to maintain their heritage due to the cultural assimilation into the majority white society of Newfoundland. A...

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2016-Competition-Winner-a

Threshold: Emergency and Rescue on the U.S.-Mexico Border by Ieva Jusionyte (Harvard University)   The wall trapped him. Unable to move forward into the United States or retreat back into Mexico, Juan was stuck under the border fence south of the official pedestrian crossing between Nogales, Sonora, and Nogales, Arizona. That late afternoon in the summer of 2008 a group of Mexicans dug under...

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2015 Competition Winner

Street Smarts: Stories of struggle, survival, and resilience from street children in western Kenya by Paula Braitstein and Lonnie Embleton (for affiliations see below)   Rooted in the process of competition and natural selection, our differences are the basis for evolution happening all around us. Competition, the drive to survive and breed, random selection, these are elements that move us...

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2014 Competition Winners (d)

Boomtown and the Culture of American Inequality by Philip Kao and Megan Foreman (Anthropology Department, University of Pittsburgh)     Synopsis Our project investigates American inequality through the lens of the recent oil boom in Williston, North Dakota.  Told primarily from the perspective of the shale field’s “roughnecks”, or manual laborers, we consider the way inequality is...

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