Flash back to before we established a "civilized" industrial-to-knowledge-to-conceptual economy such as we have been used to in modern times. Survival was a matter of basics and most humans resided firmly in the very bottom layers of Maslow's hierarchy of needs pyramid: In absence of safeguards, systems and conveniences like government-supervised municipal programs, a regulated … Continue reading Surrounding Ourselves With Sound and Other Modern Household Survival Requirements
What kind of context can you presume about someone's life, attitudes and values based on the kind of cell phone they carry? A good deal, actually. In the spirit of personal branding via consumer choice / behavior, i bring you yet another perspective from the Sociology of style...so put your crackberry aside for a few … Continue reading The Cell Phone as a Window Into Personal Context
In honor of my elevation to Freshly Pressed today, I would like to showcase another "Fresh" perspective. A true Anthropological blog featuring one of the most Narcissistic cultures out there, from the Omo Tribes in Ethiopia. A people after my own heart, if not necessarily my body image. 😉
Sometimes our context leads us in the wrong direction. Here's a great piece from my friends at the Sociology of Style. For the full article (as featured below) and more from Sociology of Style, click here: http://sociologyofstyle.com/2013/01/13/a-look-at-some-contemporary-style-mistakes/ A Bad Idea, Expressed Poorly: A Look at Some Contemporary Style Mistakes Fashion is like the id. … Continue reading How Culture Can Lead to Style Mistakes: More Sociology of Style
In the last several days, The Coca-Cola company launched an advertising campaign to raise awareness of the obesity problem we have in the U.S., to advocate for solutions to maintaining a healthy weight and to showcase all their product, program sponsorship and other programs aimed and addressing the issue from a corporate perspective, I recommend … Continue reading Coke’s Courageous Campaign: Calling on Consumers to Share Responsibility For Solving the Obesity Problem
Let's start by defining the word fetish, lest everyone think we are discussing a different kind of topic. According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary, fetish is defined as: a : an object (as a small stone carving of an animal) believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner; broadly : a … Continue reading Why Can’t We Stay Out Of Jodie Foster’s “Closet”? A Perspective On Celebrity As A Fetish
Did Darwin have it wrong when it came to evolutionary biology and mating behavior? An article in this Sunday's NY Times poses an interesting argument about the influence of culture. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/opinion/sunday/darwin-was-wrong-about-dating.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Darwin Was Wrong About Dating A COUPLE of evolutionary psychologists recently published a book about human sexual behavior in prehistory called “Sex at Dawn.” … Continue reading Sex And Dating: Culture Versus Nature?
It's a Sunday in January in the U.S.A, which means that (according to a 2011 Harris Poll survey) 64% of the population will be watching football at some point today. Among those, 2/3rds of men and just over half of all women. According to another survey (by Gallup), only about 41% of Americans attend weekly … Continue reading Sports With Balls: A Timeless Human Ritual