Monthly Archives: October 2010

Cola and Culture

Food has a great impact on cultures around the world, and a good example to illustrate this is a corporate consumable, such as the popular drink Coca-Cola. Anthropologists can find many different impacts and relationships between a culture and something … Continue reading

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Bromantic Love

Love takes many different shapes across the landscape of a culture, whether it be romantic, familial, heterosexual, or homosexual.  Lately within American culture, a ‘new’ kind of love has been appearing that has been coined ‘bromance’ — a heterosexual sort … Continue reading

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American Stigmatization of Young Love, Past and Present

American parents tend to hope that their children become successful, happy adults and acknowledge that part of said happiness comes from finding true, deep, life-long love. In the pursuit of this kind of true love, people are expected to date … Continue reading

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To Beef, Or Not To Beef

On average, people living in America today consume 120 pounds of meat per year.[1] Today in America roughly 37,233,715,560 pounds of meat is consumed annually.[2] Although there is one other country in the world that consumes more meat, America is … Continue reading

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Shifting Tastes of Food in America

Culture, as it is currently understood, is the learned patterns of behavior adopted by particular group of people, including the particular ways in which people do the things necessary to survive.  For example, everybody needs to eat, but how and … Continue reading

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Organic Obesity

Food and female body image has changed drastically over time, leading body shapes from thin, to curvy, to muscular. In America, food and body image is extremely important to females, particularly teens and young adults. Currently, it is “fashionable” to … Continue reading

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Dating in Cyberspace

My ignorance of a new trend in American dating recently placed me in an embarrassing situation.  “I just don’t think the statement ‘I met my husband on anything.com sounds very romantic’” was my comment in a conversation about marriage with … Continue reading

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