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Ruffed lemurs (genus Varecia) are often described as having a flexible social organization, such that both cohesive (low fission–fusion dynamics) and fluid (high fission–fusion dynamics) grouping patterns have been observed. In ruffed lemur communities with high fission–fusion dynamics, group... Read more
Andrew Carruthers (Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology) was awarded the Society for Linguistic Anthropology’s Graduate Student Essay Prize at the society’s business meeting, held at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting at Denver on November 21.
The Society for... Read more
Russia has been a major force in the world’s oil market since the Soviet era. Last year, it ranked third behind the United States and Saudi Arabia in oil production, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Discussion of Russian oil often focuses on billionaire oligarchs and Kremlin... Read more
A poet and activist originating from the war-town region of Darfur, Emi Mahmoud is the reigning Individual World Poetry Slam Champion of 2015—the number one poet in the world this year. Currently a senior at Yale University, a Leonore Annenberg Scholar, and Global Health Fellow, Emi studies... Read more
Indigenous populations worldwide are experiencing social, cultural, demographic, nutritional, and psychoemotional changes that have a profound impact on health. Regardless of their geographical location or sociopolitical situation, health indicators are always poorer for indigenous populations than... Read more
In addition to its established interest in the relationships among states, corporations, and communities near extraction sites, recent anthropological and allied interdisciplinary interest in oil extends to encompass pipeline infrastructures, financial and commodity markets, reserve estimates and... Read more