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    • Female circumcision in two contexts 

      Jervis, Lori L. (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1989)
      Female circumcision is a practice which j.s appalling to many Westerners, yet in cultures where it occurs, it is often considered only a custom. Yet the failure of repeated attempts to eliminate the practice by both ...
    • The importance of the jaguar and the cayman in South American iconography, religion, cosmology 

      Musilli, Paul (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1987)
      Author argues that the jaguar is more important -- at least more visible as South American mythical animal. However, the cayman and jaguar both occupy an important place in world literature in both ancient and present ...
    • Is language extinction the hallmark of the Anthropocene? 

      Schlobohm, Gina (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018)
      The Anthropocene is the geological epoch that we are currently living in and is characterized by human effects on the world and atmosphere on a global scale, starting around the 18th century (Crutzen & Stoermer 2000). The ...
    • Muscle memory: Interactions between the religioscapes and archeoscapes of Paganism, Christianity, and Islam in Luxor, Egypt 

      Flanagan, Mariah (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
      What is now the city of Luxor in Upper Egypt has been in use since 3200 BC when it went by the name of Waset, commonly known now as the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes (Sullivan 2010: 1). Although not reaching its height ...
    • The evolution of the Ghost Dance among the Lakota 

      Clough, Marina (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2016)
      The Lakota are indigenous to North America, specifically to the Great Plains. They belong to the Sioux confederation, which is a confederation of seven related Sioux tribes. The Lakota themselves are divided into seven ...
    • Theme and variation in Chinese religion 

      Maurine, Huang (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society at Wichita State University, 1986)
      This paper is a study of religious differences and similarities as reported in ethnographies from Taiwan. The paper descusses the calendrical observations of the Lunar New Year and the birthday or other celebrations ...