Ask any anthropologist what they do and they will find it hard to give you a direct answer. But it ultimately comes down to studying people and their culture.
Christian, criminal or cowardly? People once thought your hair could hold the answer.
It took ages for one of African jazz's hidden masterpieces to be reissued. Still today, four decades later, 1976's 'African Songbird' tells volumes about the politics of the time.
Universities have an important role to play in developing students’ ability to engage successfully across different cultures and experiences.
Museums are cracking open the temperature-controlled, dehumidified display cases and inviting people in. Working with Aboriginal communities is reawakening cultural connections and ancient art forms.
According to the science of selfies, they seem to tap into some deep psychological desires.
Confronted with skyrocketing IVF costs at home, North American couples are packing their bags, making an overseas trip and returning home with a special souvenir.
The city, with its carnivalesque excesses, has long been a muse for artists. But Sydney's lockout laws infantilise its citizens and stifle activity.
Mapping Web usage shows a new picture of the Internet, one without its core in the West, but rather a mosaic of online regional cultures that mirror offline regional cultural identities.
There are benefits to hosting the Olympics - but when it comes to culture, there's no mega-event like Carnival.
The reasons for the phenomenon of child marriage are complex and include the fact that in customary law, marriageable age was never reckoned as an actual number but depended on puberty.
South Africa is increasingly beginning to focus on the potential role cultural and creative industries can play in job creation and economic growth.
Decluttering, spearheaded by Marie Kondo and Japanese minimalist consumerism, has taken on quasi-spiritual connotations. What are we actually trying to get rid of when we throw out all our stuff?
A review of some of the top arts and culture stories from the past year.
Film sagas like Star Wars transcend the screen, connecting viewers to their pasts, to one another and to the hero within.
When a pregnant celebrity announces "no hot nannies," what does it say about parenting, gender roles and our culture?
Not all technologies are created equal. Researchers devised a new model to explain why, after eons of nothing much new, we sometimes see an explosion of innovation in the archaeological record.
Public 'restroom' is a euphemism of the highest order.
A linguist explains how words get co-opted from one language to another.
The new Australian film Tanna, which won two awards at Venice Film Festival, is as much a tale about romance as it is globalisation.