What Coca Means in Peru
Coca has a long history of use in Peru: for sacred ritual, economic productivity, courtship and celebration of life events.
For James McCune Smith, Racism Was All Over Anthropology
What if the creation story of anthropology isn't exclusively about white men classifying people as primitive?
How to Carve Up a Cow, Sustainably
The industrial method of meat harvesting wastes a lot of food. Eco-conscious butchers are changing that.
What We Lose When We Lose Indigenous Knowledge
By mistaking a culture's history for fantasy, or by disrespecting the wealth of Indigenous knowledge, we're keeping up a Columbian, colonial tradition.
When Hortense Powdermaker Studied Hollywood
This anthropologist's research on contemporary American society probes the tensions between business and art in the film world.
How Language and Climate Connect
While we’re losing biological diversity, we’re also losing linguistic and cultural diversity at the same time. This is no coincidence.
The Language of Your Love Life
Pet names and baby talk between lovers can be cringe-worthy and even incriminating. So why do couples use such lovey-dovey language?
New Graduates’ Favorite JSTOR Articles
When JSTOR saved the day...Recent college grads remember the articles that helped them with their research before graduation.
Navigating Traumatic Events Online
We need to approach our online conversations with an awareness of the different levels of risk and vulnerability each of us bring.
Everyone’s a Curator
Should the term curator be used broadly or narrowly? Can it cover professional museum curators as well as Pinterest boards?