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Incredibly (or not so incredibly, given the power of his name as clickbait), there’s another post this week on the anthropology of Trump (“antrumpology”?), this time from a biological anthropology perspective: Evonomics Renowned Anthropologist Says Donald Trump and Alpha Male Chimpanzees Play the Same Political Game
This Leiden Anthropology Blog also uses Trump as an example, using a Daily Show clip to highlight how humor can demarcate social boundaries or comment on them: Humour: A Threat to Society?
Thematically related is this Anthropology Now post that I can’t clam to understand very well (poetry was never my forte): Laughter is Social Glue
In The Water Cooler Problem, Sapiens, the Wenner Gren public anthropology project, points out that coordination across cultural boundaries and distance has always required a tremendous investment of time and effort.
BBC Radio featured this program on the history of anthropology: From Savage to Self
Having just moved to DC myself, I found this post on Food Anthropology particularly interesting in how it explores the disjuncture between “Washington,” the world of politics, and “DC,” the living heart of the city: D.C. is Mambo Sauce
This Science Alert delivers exactly what its title promises: Here’s What Fruits and Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them
As a kind of counterpoint, Food Anthropology also featured a two-part series on the debates surrounding genetically modified crops that generally comes down against GMOs for reasons related to the unequal distribution of risks and the loss of biodiversity: Genetically Engineered Crops and Sustainability: Controversies and Commentaries for 2016 Part 1, Part 2
See you next week!