Stars—They Talk Just Like Us! 

Stars—They Talk Just Like Us! 

Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson
How an Instagram-based gossip franchise allows celebrities to manage the authenticity of their public personae.
“We Use Our Mouths to Trade”

“We Use Our Mouths to Trade”

Sarah Monson
At Ghana’s Kumasi Central Market gossip is more than idle talk. It helps traders mitigate economic risk and boost professional reputations. 
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Gossip—A Thing Humans Do

Gossip—A Thing Humans Do

Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern) and Andrew Strathern
Gossip and rumor are important informal modes of communication, influencing public opinion and individual actions. But, the distinction between information and falsehood can be difficult to see. 
Gossip in the Aid Industry

Gossip in the Aid Industry

Elżbieta Drążkiewicz
For international aid workers, gossip is a means of navigating a complex industry and acquiring essential information.
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Threats to Destroy Cultural Heritage Harm Us All

Threats to Destroy Cultural Heritage Harm Us All

Michael A. Di Giovine
Trump’s Twitter intimidation may have been politically expedient bluster. But, it threatened our collective cultural legacy, regional stability, and scientific inquiry.
CFP: ART

CFP: ART

To coincide with ART Basel this June, Anthropology News is exploring its creative side. What can anthropology tell us about art and the people who make it? How can art and art practice challenge anthropology? What can art tell us about being human and the human imagination?
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Truth and Responsibility

Truth and Responsibility

“Truth and Responsibility” is a call to reimagine anthropology to meet the demands of the present moment.
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Stars—They Talk Just Like Us! 

Stars—They Talk Just Like Us! 

Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson
February 20, 2020
How an Instagram-based gossip franchise allows celebrities to manage the authenticity of their public personae.
“We Use Our Mouths to Trade”

“We Use Our Mouths to Trade”

Sarah Monson
February 20, 2020
At Ghana’s Kumasi Central Market gossip is more than idle talk. It helps traders mitigate economic risk and boost professional reputations. 
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Tea Fit for a Queen

Tea Fit for a Queen

Rusty Barrett
February 20, 2020
Tea sipping has a distinctly queer pedigree. To serve tea properly, one must be skilled in the art of verbal delivery. 
Gossip—A Thing Humans Do

Gossip—A Thing Humans Do

Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern) and Andrew Strathern
February 20, 2020
Gossip and rumor are important informal modes of communication, influencing public opinion and individual actions. But, the distinction between information and falsehood can be difficult to see. 
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Gossip in the Aid Industry

Gossip in the Aid Industry

Elżbieta Drążkiewicz
February 20, 2020
For international aid workers, gossip is a means of navigating a complex industry and acquiring essential information.
Threats to Destroy Cultural Heritage Harm Us All

Threats to Destroy Cultural Heritage Harm Us All

Michael A. Di Giovine
February 19, 2020
Trump’s Twitter intimidation may have been politically expedient bluster. But, it threatened our collective cultural legacy, regional stability, and scientific inquiry.
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CFP: ART

CFP: ART

January 24, 2020
To coincide with ART Basel this June, Anthropology News is exploring its creative side. What can anthropology tell us about art and the people who make it? How can art and art practice challenge anthropology? What can art tell us about being human and the human imagination?
Truth and Responsibility

Truth and Responsibility

January 16, 2020
“Truth and Responsibility” is a call to reimagine anthropology to meet the demands of the present moment.
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