It’s not always what people believe, or why, that matters. Sometimes, the social relations surrounding those beliefs are what shape reality.
Traits we often tend to disparage were—and arguably still are—critical to human communities.
Can transcendence be attained by embracing the strongest taboo of all?
A Georgia State anthropologist explores what motivated rescuers during the Rwandan genocide—and what their stories reveal about courage and selflessness in the midst of total destruction.
Cultural groups throughout the world talk about color differently—some don’t even have a word for color. So is color perception a universal human experience or not?
You might be a superb host to human guests, but if an alien showed up on your doorstep looking for some hospitality, would your usual offerings be enough?