Tag Archives: Anthropology

Gender – A New Topical Summary for Explaining Human Culture

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

Thanks, but no thanks: Expressions of gratitude in eHRAF World Cultures

During the end-of-year “holiday season” throughout much of the Western world, we are often reminded to be grateful for the things that we have, and even to go out of our way to be gracious…

Remembering Lévi-Strauss and pre-digital HRAF collections: A conversation with Bernadette Bucher

Editor’s note: The following post contains contributions from Bernadette Bucher, Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Comparative Literature, Fordham University. The early history of the Human Relations Area Files from 1949 in North America is public…

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…

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…