20th January Protests in Oxford

On the 20th of January, several events were held in Oxford to show our solidarity with Americans protesting the Trump administration, and to demonstrate our commitment to fighting fascism in our own communities. I was able to go to two of them. #bridgesnotwalls A #bridgesnotwalls event was held in Radcliffe Square, including several banners and signs, andContinue reading

The Anomalous Pangolin

This cute Pokémon-like creature is a pangolin. Pangolins are interesting to anthropologists because they tell us something about how we classify things, and how we react to things that can’t easily be classified. Mary Douglas was anthropologist who wrote about the Lele people of Central Africa in the 1950s. She was particuarly interested in howContinue reading