Tag Archive: anthropology

Apr 09

Changer’s Turf – Chapter Fourteen

New to the story? S’okay–go here.   Chapter Fourteen     Unlike the college of nursing or the shiny engineering building or the Walter Clark School of Business, the building that housed anthropology, women’s studies, and other poor-cousin departments was a hulking brick structure, with windows like turrets and absolutely no ornamentation. It stood out among …

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Oct 31

Book Review: Consider the Fork

Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson I do love books that delve into the history of a small subject, like the book on Salt, or Oranges, or red dye. I also like those that wander a bit, but still talk seriously about the mundane necessities we …

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Aug 19

Book Review: Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus

Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik I really enjoyed this book. Not only did it hit some of my favorite -ologies (epidemiology, anthropology, folklore) but I found it well written and engaging. It starts out with historical accounts of rabies, known as “lyssa” by the ancient Greeks and …

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