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The Tyranny of Appearance
In the summertime, our bodies are more visible, becoming an important concern in a society that idealizes physical “perfection.” Is this a recent phenomenon? And what are the downsides of this cult...
The Tattoo Craze
Tattoos, an immensely popular fashion accessory at the start of the 21st century, in fact reach all the way back to the Neolithic age. Anthropologist Sébastien Galliot explains the history and...
Everything You always Wanted to Know about Sex
Why don’t humans copulate in public? Why have they had to organize their sexuality according to strict rules? And how did pleasure of the flesh become a sin?
In the Days of Human Zoos
Human beings on display in zoos: this was the public entertainment provided by certain late 19th century societies, at a time when racial stereotyping was not called into question.
A Mango Harvest with the Baka Pygmies
Deep in the African equatorial forest, the Baka pygmies of Cameroon live in symbiosis with their environment. The anthropologist Laurent Maget joined them during mango harvest season. Depending on...
Arctic Peoples Faced with New Challenges
Sedentary lifestyles, climate change... in 50 years, the living conditions of Arctic populations have changed dramatically. Anthropologist Joëlle Robert-Lamblin, who went on several missions to the...
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