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Resource Tag anthropology

Human Relations Area Files

Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) is internationally recognized in the field of cultural anthropology. Founded in 1949 at Yale University, HRAF is a membership-supported nonprofit organization comprised of universities, colleges, and research institutions. Its mission is to promote understanding of…

Patterns of Culture

“Unique and important . . . Patterns of Culture is a signpost on the road to a freer and more tolerant life.” — New York Times A remarkable introduction to cultural studies, Patterns of Culture is an eloquent declaration of…

Race, Language, and Culture

This volume is a collection of the most important essays written by Franz Boas on the science of anthropology. “Franz Boas is the father of American anthropology and one of the founders of the field of modern anthropology. The book, Race,…

Archives of Conjure

In Afrolatinx religious practices such as Cuban Espiritismo, Puerto Rican Santería, and Brazilian Candomblé, the dead tell stories. Communicating with and through mediums’ bodies, they give advice, make requests, and propose future rituals, creating a living archive that is coproduced…

The Emerald Forest

American Bill Markham (Powers Boothe) has taken his family to the jungles of Brazil, where he has been hired to design a dam. Unexpectedly, a native tribe abducts his son, Tommy (Charley Boorman). Bill spends an entire decade looking for…

Orion’s Guiding Stars

What the song is to the songbird, the myth of the hero is to the human being. Human hunter-foragers did not create the myth of the hero as a spontaneous act of artistry; they carried it with them at every…

Wampum Keeper

The Wampum Keeper is an historical novel set in 1651 in the Niagara region of present-day Ontario and New York State. It chronicles the fortunes of a Chonnonton wampum keeper and his family when an Iroquois League army attacks their…

Penn Museum

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, advances understanding of the world’s cultural heritage. Founded in 1887, Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the…

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