Anthropology / Everything Human

What Is Anthropology?

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  • Ask SAPIENS

    what is anthropology - The “study of humanity” applies to many fields, but anthropology looks at people in a unique way.

    What Is Anthropology?

    The broad field of anthropology studies “all things human” in ways that stand apart from sociology, psychology, history, and other areas of the humanities and sciences.

  • Ask SAPIENS

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    Why Capitalize “Indigenous”?

    The Associated Press Stylebook and The Chicago Manual of Style do not capitalize the term Indigenous when it is used to refer to people. But SAPIENS does. The editorial team explains why.

  • Poetry

    Blinded

    A SAPIENS poetry contest winner peers through imagination’s angled lens to consider a city that is both visible—and invisible.

  • Poetry

    Ochirbatyn Dashbalbar

    Grass Trilogy

    Three poems by Mongolian author Ochirbatyn Dashbalbar, translated by a poet-anthropologist, offer timeless celebrations of life on Earth.

  • Poetry

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    Introduction to Grass Trilogy

    SAPIENS celebrates Earth Day 2020 with a poet-anthropologist’s translations of three rapturous poems by Mongolian author Ochirbatyn Dashbalbar.

  • Poetry

    Line of Control

    i. will. cross.

    In a SAPIENS contest-winning poem by a Kashmiri anthropologist, the threats posed by crossing the Line of Control, a highly militarized de facto border, are faced down by a lover of freedom.