Why would anyone voluntarily deprive themselves of food and water? Elizabeth Challinor fasted for a day during Ramadan to support a Muslim friend and see things from the other side.Read on ?
Cultural differences can be shocking, especially when they involve death. When her father died suddenly in the Philippines, Henrietta Chico Nofre struggled to deal with local practices involving the body. She turned to anthropology to help her cope with the trauma and understand cultural differences, rather than judge them.Read on ?
How do different panies think about innovation? How do they implement it? Joan Vinyets interviewed panies in Spain, Mexico, and Colombia. He found that while panies believe innovation is important, they practice it in very different ways.Read on ?
What is an anthropologist to do when faced with a Brazilian healer who uses kitchen knives, surgical scissors and scalpels to operate on people without anaesthetics and asepsis? Cristina Rocha on her decade-long research project in Brazil.Read on ?