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Evolution, Primates, and Religion

From Salon.com comes an interview with anthropologist Barbara King. The topic is the origins of religion and interview is prompted by King’s new book, “Evolving God: A Provocative View on the Origins of Religion.” King observes that non-human primates show empathy and meaning-making in their social actions. She draws conclusions about religion by analogy, suggesting […]

Special Issue of Anthropologica: ‘The New Anthropology of Sexuality’

Anthropologica, the journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), has published a special issue devoted to research on gender and sexuality. The table of contents lists these articles: “The New Anthropology of Sexuality” (Andrew P. Lyons and Harriet D. Lyons) “The Power of Excess: Royal Incest and the Ptolemaic Dynasty” (Sheila L. Ager) “‘Bisexuality’ and […]

Masai and Mursi in Washington Post Article

The Washington Post is running a story about conflicts over parkland, people, and animals, in Kenya. Environmentalists are concerned about the effects of Masai cattle on the wildlife in Kenyan parks. Further on in the story, the continued possibility of evictions of Mursi from Ethiopian parks is mentioned. Films and readings about the Masai and […]

Gender Roundup

Oneman at Savage Minds presents a summary of several recent news items related to sexuality and gender. The discussion in the comments section is worth reading too.