Author Archives: Matthew Longcore

The Return of the Comparative Method in Anthropology

Where Have All the Comparisons Gone?, a recently published series from the Society for Cultural Anthropology, revisits a longstanding topic in the social sciences: the debate over the value of comparative cultural studies. In this…

Sexuality – A New Topical Summary for Explaining Human Culture

A new topical summary on Sexuality is now available in Explaining Human Culture, our open access database that summarizes the results of over 1,000 cross-cultural studies. The sexuality module is authored by HRAF President Carol…

HRAF at Yale University Announces Community College Initiative

The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University is pleased to announce a new initiative to expand our engagement with community colleges. The HRAF Community College Initiative recognizes the important role of community colleges…

Food Anthropology on Television: Ethnographic Culinary Adventures

Today, popular television shows featuring ethnographic culinary adventures bring food and film together for the enjoyment, entertainment, and enlightenment of foodies and anthropologists alike. While most of us do not have the opportunity to travel…