Anthropology / Everything Human

The Hidden Resilience of “Food Desert” Neighborhoods

Reflections

  • food deserts

    The Hidden Resilience of “Food Desert” Neighborhoods

    Anthropologists and other scholars are delving into the plight of urban communities where people struggle to meet their nutritional needs. In the process, these researchers are discovering the power—and limits—of self-reliance.

  • public grief - A candlelight vigil on February 15 honored the victims of the recent mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

    Grief Can Make Us Wise

    Grief makes sense of loss and opens us to rebuilding all that is meaningful in life. Society would benefit if public grief were acknowledged more.

  • Racism by any Other Name Is Still Racism

    Americans look back with shame at Japanese-American internment during WWII. In this short documentary, two young Muslim-Americans reflect on how we are repeating past mistakes.

  • Icelandic Fisherwomen have played a significant role in Iceland’s history, and yet their contribution has been largely overlooked.

    Iceland’s Forgotten Fisherwomen

    Many Icelandic women fished in the 18th and 19th centuries, but their work has been largely unrecognized. Why did these female seafarers fade from the country’s memory?