Relationships

  • Poetry

    El Pedregal Poem

    Heart of Stone

    An anthropologist-poet reflects on the stories that spiral on a lava field near Mexico City named El Pedregal, asking what it means to be a part of the Earth.

  • Poetry

  • Cultural Relativity

    Love and marriage - Thousands of couples were wed in a mass ceremony in South Korea on February 7, 2020. Some of them had only met a few weeks earlier, after being matched by the Unification Church.

    Does Love Always Come Before Marriage?

    Arranged marriages and love marriages are sometimes seen as cultural opposites, but it’s far more complicated. Anthropology shows how love and marriage are entwined in many different ways.

  • Interview

    biological anthropology love

    Is Love a Biological Reality?

    Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist at the Kinsey Institute and an adviser to the dating site Match.com, studies human mating to explain the mysteries of romance, partnership, and lust.

  • Crossroads

    Chile democracy dignity - A protestor in 2020 in Santiago waves the Chilean flag.

    A Radical Recentering of Dignity

    An anthropologist explores the political demands that will rewrite Chile’s constitution—and the calls for joy, freedom, and dignity that may help democracy flourish.

  • Culture Lab

    Why Losing Bonds Sports Fans

    A study on team loyalty among British football fans shows that the success of the team plays an important role in how strongly supporters identify with one another.