Finding gold in these hills

While hiking in Chino Hills State Park this weekend, I spotted a piece of buried treasure. Well, sure, it was not exactly buried treasure, but when I saw this rusting a rotting ammo box splattered with crusty white paint nestled deep in the hills, an ancient World War II ammo cache came to mind. What…

Of Aliens and Men: Science Fiction, a Genre Code (Anthropology essay)

Wohoo, got to write an essay about science fiction! It was fun being able to write about The Hunger Games and X-Men! This is my final paper for my Language and Culture Anthropology class. We have to evaluate a code, which is a genre (like punk rock music, or fashion, or mystery novels). INTRODUCTION            …

Mead and Benedict on Culture (Anthropology Essay)

Margaret Mead was one of the first influential female anthropologists. In Coming of Age in Samoa she studied Samoan female adolescents to better understand the adolescent years cross-culturally and found that adolescents in different cultures behave differently based on their values and traditions. Ruth Benedict agreed, with her assertion that different patterns of life exist…

Metaphors and Language

>Today in my Language and Culture class, we were learning about metaphors and how we tend to think of things by our language. A conceptual, or cognitive, metaphor is something that refers to the understanding of one idea in terms of another. An example of this is ARGUMENT IS WAR, as noted by linguists George…

National Geographic: June 1995 Issue

> Taken from a 15-year-old National Geographic article, Don Belt recounts a very horrific incident in Galilee, Israel. Unfortunately, this was not the first conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis nor would it be the last: “School let out early on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day- April 6, a Wednesday- in the quiet Galilee…

Anthropology

>Recently I have become very interested in Anthropology, the study of man. It is fascinating learning about the evolutionary context of how man came to be, and about ancient societies. This past week at Cal State Fullerton, I have already taken advantage of the Pollak Library and have spent some time there reading. Over the…