Why the practice of celibacy?

Why in the world might some people practice celibacy? We had some technical difficulty adding the file on to the blog post. Check out Elisa’s webpage to listen to this short BBC interview, where Elisa (EJ) Sobo offers some anthropologically informed answers on the issue.

Judge’s ruling halts construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam

The Belo Monte Hydroelectric dam has been causing controversy in Brazil since the initial plan inception in the 1990’s. The Brazilian government believes the dam to be critical for economic development. The dam would be built on the Xingu River in the Eastern Amazon. In 2010, federal judges halted bidding on the construction of the … Continue reading Judge’s ruling halts construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam

AAA’s Video Round Up

A flurry of interesting videos have made their way across the AAA desks this week. Embracing people and race, here are our favorites: The Anthropology department of the Univeristy of North Carolina – Charlotte is actively engaged in the RACE: Are We Do Different? exhibit that has opened this past week in Charlotte, NC at Discovery Place. Check out these … Continue reading AAA’s Video Round Up