Sociology & Anthropology
5 Gods and Goddesses of Death From World Mythology
Gods and goddesses of death do not just personify human demise. Often, they represent heavenly justice and social reckoning too.
The Legend of Lady Godiva
Lady Godiva was an 11th century gentlewoman who was married to the powerful Earl of Mercia. To persuade him to lower taxes she rode naked on horseback through a busy marketplace. Her legend led to another character in folklore: "Peeping Tom".
Indonesian Dukun Are Real And They Are Dominating
Indonesia is a country with an incredibly diverse culture, and as such, there are a number of unique beliefs and customs that can be found throughout the islands. One of these customs is the dukun - or spirit mediums.
Edelweiss: The White, Noble Flower that Hitler Loved and Yet the Anti-Nazi Resistance Wore With Pride
The Edelweiss flower has intrigued and captivated an audience worldwide, since the movie, The Sound of Music. National flower to many Alpine countries, and revered as a symbol of purity, this flower can tell you one or two things about the role of symbolism in human civilisation.
Why Would "Social Genetics" Have a Place in Leftist Thinking?
This is a response to an article on Aeon that was basically "oh hey I'm doing Nazi genetic studies" no comments allowed. So I am writing this, because I feel like a big, public response to this article challenging it is necessary.
Toxic Culture Vs. Healthy Culture
Human societies have established cultures that define their way of life and the behaviors of their members. When these cultures are healthy, they encourage growth and development in individuals, families, and societies as a whole.
A Tale of Two Walls: Seeing Through a Plan, Determination to Put Things Right; Cooperation and Destiny
Based on the story of an ordinary wall demolished and rebuilt more than once, this explores the idea of unforeseen change and subsequent reinstatement. Is it chance or is it a sequence of events, relying on the right people at the right time? Come with me on this journey of building walls.
Two Cultural Customs Too Beautiful to Ignore
Our species' current pattern of cultural diversity is the product of changes in knowledge, habits, and beliefs during the previous 70,000 years or so. We should celebrate the differences by acknowledging their existence. We must learn to love and tolerate one other more. Here's how:
Some Thoughts on the Will Smith and Chris Rock Incident
Well, this will probably be long forgotten by the time you read this article, but I wanted to chime in while I still can. Chri Rock and Will Smith had a bit of a tussle on TV. A lot of people are talking about it, a lot arent. What does it say about popular culture? What does it say about race?
Is Feminism the Only Issue of Third-World Countries?
Feminism has become a touchy subject over the past couple of years, with many people saying that it’s only an issue in first world countries and not the third world countries in Africa and Asia, where there are plenty of other issues to worry about instead.
The Devils from the Four-Dimensional Space and the Origin of Humans
The novel is a fantasy literature. It uncovers an unknown world through the origin of the universe and the origin of human beings. The paper describes higher dimensional spaces, and aliens. It also explores the purpose of life and the future of the world.
Society and Culture Are Mutually Exclusive
Several decades ago, culture and society were pretty much the same things. Today, these two words are used quite differently and often in opposition to one another. This is especially true when it comes to the topic of societal change.
Top 10 Most Popular Mythical Creatures of All Time (2022)
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The Human Society as a Special Reality in E.Durkheim’s Sociology
The author tries to show the importance of the sociological doctrine in the theory of E.Durkheim. He analyzes the core principles of the social method proposed by a great philosopher. It pays main attention to the relations between individuals and society.
The Mosque of Notre Dame by E. Chudinova and the Image of Islam in Europe
The author tries to analyze the role of Islam in the European culture. He shows it through the lens of the novel by E.Chudinova The Mosque of Notre Dame. Due to the problems in this dystopia we can concentrate on the spreading of Islam in Europe from the different points of view.
Four Major Factors of Cultural Diffusion in German Ethnology
Author pays attention to the specificity of German ethnology. He considers main features of the theory of cultural diffusion. It says about principles of this discipline formulated by its founder Friedrich Ratzel and his pupil and follower Leo Frobenius.
Two Factors in the Rococo Influenced the European Enlightenment
The author tries to show the role of Rococo in the European culture of the XVIII century. He pays attention to two important factors in its development such as influence of Arab literature and philosophy of irony and sarcasm.
3 Evolutionary Ideas in the Cultural Anthropology of Sir Edward Burnett Tylor
Author tries to find the core of the evolutionary theory in English-speaking culture, its history and nowadays state. He considers principles of this phenomenon through the lens of cultural anthropology worked out by its founder Sir E.B.Tyler.
High Sensitivity Is an Innate Personality Trait
High sensitivity is neither a disease nor a condition but an innate temperament trait, part of the personality we are born with; the rest we develop ourselves by processing our experiences. The processing is very different for highly sensitive people. They dive deep. Immediately.
Non-Scientific Versus Scientific Thinking
Although many people think of science as the province of experts, the scientific way of thinking is a method that can be used by anyone independently and often against the opinions of experts. Here, we go over the way in which this works.
Sapien Stories: The Norwegian Raindeer Herders
The Norwegian reindeer herders have an amazing way of life almost incomprehensible to the modern world. The charming reindeers and their shepherds, the Sami tribe, are comrades in arms in their engagement with an unforgiving Arctic climate.
A Truth Seeker Fighting for Equality - Dr. Gail Omvet
Dr. Gail Omvet was a representative of a generation driven by the goal of liberation. For that, she came to India from America. She traveled to every settlement in Maharashtra. She went to rural Maharashtra regardless of anything like cold, rain, storms. She had ideological discussions with many.
Census Data Shows the Number of White People in the U.S. Fell for First Time Since 1790
America may no longer in the years to come, be a white society for a variety of reasons.
Critical Race Theory: Rodric Johnson's Understanding
Critical Race Theory has led me to the following understanding I wish to share with my peers and the world. I, however, must admit that those who suggest the following to me represent the strictest of the CRT theorist. So, hold on to your offense and know that not all CRT theorists concede to the fo
Critical Race Theory
If you're offended easily. Skip past this. Not that I make a habit of offending people intentionally, but most readers will not enjoy what I am about to present after studying Critical Race Theory. This is the first in a number of articles to come!