happiness

In pursuit of happiness

01 Apr 2007

Analysis of the results of a Europe-wide social survey is providing clues as to why some Europeans are happier than others.

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Stacks of Clothes

Well dressed?

01 Apr 2007

As clothes become cheaper and fashion becomes 'faster', how are we to balance our consumption with environmental, economic and social sustainability?

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The return of Ratty?

21 Dec 2006

Water Vole burrows found on a ditch bank on Cambridge’s historic Backs mean this endangered species could be re-introduced to the area.

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Virtually family: an anthropological knowledge of the broadband internet

01 Oct 2006

The explosion of the broadband internet is allowing anthropologists to carry out research into virtual, as well as real communities. Xiaoxiao Yan, based in the Department of Social Anthropology at Cambridge, has a longstanding interest in the relationship between culture and technology and has been investigating the impact of broadband technology since 2002.

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Civic education in progress

Fallacies of Freedom Talk in Africa

01 Oct 2006

Talk of hard-won freedom can be a threat to the very freedoms being celebrated. Harri Englund, a University Lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology, examines the experience of liberal democracy in Malawi over the past 15 years.

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