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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CARNIVAL

By on February 1, 2011 in Culture Category, Oddities Category

Carnival, the annual rite of letting your alter ego out of the cage, has many faces, customs and costumes.

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PLEASURE & PAIN

By on January 1, 2011 in Culture Category, Uncategorized

Throughout history, sexuality has been at the very heart of every culture. But from one culture to the next, moralities towards it differ greatly.

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PEDALING FOR PROGRESS

By on January 1, 2011 in Africa Category, Culture Category

Like most other people in the world, Africans need a practical and cost effective way to get from point A to point B, and it is bicycles that have kept Africans on the move.

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TIME IS ON MY SIDE

By on November 1, 2010 in Culture Category, Uncategorized

Time is not as straightforward as it seems. In fact, there are countless ways of understanding time, and many of the things that are important culturally, are often determined by a community’s unique understanding of time.

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BODY POLITICS AROUND THE WORLD

When it comes to body size, what seems clear is that most cultures have a strong opinion, but few agree on the “ideal.”

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