Tag Archives: Anthropology

Featured HRAF Global Scholar: Ouattara Seydou

HRAF Global Scholar: Ouattara Seydou Title: PhD Candidate in Sociology, Socioeconomics, Governance, and Development University Affiliation: Alassane Ouattara University, Côte d’Ivoire Research Topic: The Ivorian school: challenges and perspectives for a successful education system Ouattara…

Why Are Gods Thought to Cause Weather?

Carol R. Ember and Ian Skoggard In many societies known to anthropology, people look to their gods for help and for explanations of unfortunate and traumatic events. Anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski (1948) suggested that religion is…

Knowledge is power: anthropology of proverbs

Francine Barone Proverbs are a simple way of expressing a well-known truth or adage based on common sense or experience. They are usually considered to be imbued with ancestral wisdom, passed down from generation to…