Anthropology Stories

A Social Anthropology blog of art, stories, history,ideas,culture, explorations, and information about internships, field schools, etc.

I saw him on Tinder…

—Ryan, whispering to me as we walk through Target. (via acupofsubtletea)

proivy:

cliterallysame:

this is my favorite video on this website

THESE ARE THE RULERS OF THE WEEABO KINGDOME

(Source: lindsaychrist, via the-pietriarchy)

"Men don’t like it when women wear …" who cares? who cares? who the fuck cares?

(via girldracula)

why-i-hate-the-education-system:

I really do wonder why it costs so much money to APPLY to college. Even before you get slammed with your actual college tuition you have to pay hundreds of dollars just to be considered for a school, which you have no guarantee of being accepted into. There has to be a better way to discourage people from applying to schools at random than putting a price on applications.

I paid $120 when I applied to York and $40 for viu.

museumofmodernerotica asked: Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Africans/Middle Easterners, but others clearly depict people born south of the Sahara. I've heard of Prester John but I never imagined that medieval Europeans were aware that Prester John would have had brown skin. Am I missing something?

medievalpoc:

Like. There are a lot of things I could say here. But I’m just going to do my best to answer your question, and the answer is either very simple or very complicated, depending on your current point of view.

1. “They” knew what people with brown skin looked like because people with brown skin had been there literally THE ENTIRE TIME. Some (and father back, ALL) of “them” had brown skin themselves.

2. “People with Brown Skin” and “Europeans” are not separate and mutually exclusive groups.

3. No matter how far back you go, the mythical time that you’re looking for, when all-white, racially and culturally isolated Europe was “real”, will continue to recede from your grasp until it winkles out the like imaginary place it is.

We can just keep going back. In every area, from all walks of life, rich and poor, kings and peasants, artists and iconoclasts, before there were countries and continents, before there were white people.

Russia, 1899:

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Switzerland, c. 1800:  [fixed link here]

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Netherlands, 1658:

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Poland, 1539:

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Germany, 1480s:

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Spain, 1420s:

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France, 1332:

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Scotland, England, France, 1280s:

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France, 1220s:

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England, 1178:

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Belgium, 1084:

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Greece, c. 1000:

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Spain, 850s:

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Throughout Europe, 800s-500s:

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England, c. 300 AD:

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Scotland, c. 100 AD:

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Italy, 79 AD:

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Greece, 170 B.C.:

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Greece, 300 B. C.:

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Greece, 400s B.C.

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Greece, 500s B.C.:

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Egypt, 1200s B.C.:

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Crete (Minoan), 1600 B.C.:

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Crete (Minoan), early 2000s B.C.:

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Romania, 34,000 B.C.:

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The time when “EVERYONE” in Europe was White does not exist. They knew what people with brown skin looked like because they were there. They knew what “Africans” looked like because they were there, and they weren’t “they”, they were us, or you. I think what you’re missing is something that never existed.

"You can’t blame them for that, it’s just survival of the fittest,"
(In response to a class on Disability where the prof talked about how some cultures leaved babies with disabilities to die)

—Junior Exercise Science Major (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

raptortooth:

mybine:

lumos5001:

amazingpeetaisnotonfire:

sluttynuggets:

aphtaiwan:

johnhamishmorstan:

I don’t understand american school years what the fuck is a freshman or a sophomore why do you have these words instead of the numbers

what why would you use numbers

so IT FUCKING MAKES SENSE WHAT THE HELL IS A SOFT MOORE OR A FRESH MAN WHY ARE THE MEN FRESH

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America makes no sense, as usual.

bless the person that actually made the chart

laughter from France

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France what the fuck

(Source: vexingholmes, via horizontescuriosos)

An Anthropologist Walks Into A Bar And Asks, ‘Why Is This Joke Funny?’

cctvnews:

‘Empty buckets’ in Henan say no to Ice Bucket Challenge

Dozens of people in the drought-hit Henan Province are protesting against the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has become a global viral trend

Armed with empty buckets, bowls and other containers, the protesters stood outside the Spring Temple Buddha in Lushan County on Friday.

The Chinese characters on their clothes read: “Henan, please say no to the Ice Bucket Challenge.”

The province is experiencing its worst drought since 1951. Nearly 19 million people have been affected by the drought.

With that in mind, protesters are calling for water to be saved and other sensible means to be used to help patients of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Read more:http://wp.me/p4xlGl-OP

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Lost a follower for posting that selfie? Lolololz

My face when I receive hatemail. 
Rahahaha. 
Ain’t gonna break my stride.

My face when I receive hatemail.
Rahahaha.
Ain’t gonna break my stride.

anthropologydaily:

Race to be scrapped from Swedish legislation
The Swedish government announced that it plans to remove all mentions of race from Swedish legislation, saying that race is a social construct which should not be encouraged in law. The concept of race is included in around 20 Swedish laws, including criminal code, student financial aid laws, and credit information laws. On Thursday the Swedish government began an investigation into how to remove the concept from all legislation, as has been done in Austria and Finland.
Read More Here
& Here
Do you tumblr anthropologists agree with the Swedish Government? Should the concept of race be eradicated from legislation? 

anthropologydaily:

Race to be scrapped from Swedish legislation

The Swedish government announced that it plans to remove all mentions of race from Swedish legislation, saying that race is a social construct which should not be encouraged in law. The concept of race is included in around 20 Swedish laws, including criminal code, student financial aid laws, and credit information laws. On Thursday the Swedish government began an investigation into how to remove the concept from all legislation, as has been done in Austria and Finland.

Read More Here

& Here

Do you tumblr anthropologists agree with the Swedish Government? Should the concept of race be eradicated from legislation?