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Zhu Bajie: Patron Deity of Prostitutes

Posted March 21st, 2018 at 12:57 AM by ghostexorcist
Updated April 1st, 2018 at 05:38 AM by ghostexorcist


The Xiahai City God Temple (霞海城隍廟) in the Dadaocheng district of (old) Taipei, Taiwan contains a Zhu Bajie shrine statue (fig. 1) to which prostitutes and other members of the hospitality industry pay reverence. Taiwan Today writes:

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Tracking the Cat: The Biography of a Nazca Water Pot with Feline Motif

Posted June 11th, 2015 at 11:01 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated December 4th, 2015 at 01:35 AM by ghostexorcist

Note: I would like to thank Prof. Mark Peterson, Chair of the Miami University Anthropology Department, for giving me permission to post scans of department archival material.

Tracking the Cat: The Biography of a Nazca Water Pot with Feline Motif

By Jim R. McClanahan

Museum goers learn basic information about an object on display by reading the name plate. This contains the title, its possible meaning (if applicable), the culture in which it was made,...
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Practice Ethnography Proposal

Posted December 12th, 2013 at 07:50 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated November 16th, 2017 at 04:29 AM by ghostexorcist

Practice Ethnography Proposal

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By Jim R. McClanahan

The following is a proposal for a hypothetical ethnographic study. While the cultural side of anthropology is not my academic focus, I believe such a study would be an interesting undertaking.

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The election of Nina Davuluri (Miss New York), an Indoamerican woman, as Miss America 2014 resulted in racist comments on twitter conflating her...
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Cherokee Janus: The Struggle for Cherokee Identity

Posted December 9th, 2013 at 04:08 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated May 8th, 2016 at 04:24 PM by ghostexorcist

Cherokee Janus: The Struggle for Cherokee Identity

By Jim R. McClanahan

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The month of January is named in honor of the Roman god Janus because he is considered the god of new beginnings. He is also considered to be a god of both war and peace. This explains why he is depicted in paintings and sculpture as having two...
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Cherokee Identity and the Cherokee Freedmen

Posted October 7th, 2013 at 06:35 PM by ghostexorcist
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Cherokee Identity and the Cherokee Freedmen

By Jim R. McClanahan

African Americans have had a tumultuous association with other races for the last 300 years. They were most exclusively used as beasts of burden by Euroamericans, who had them shipped in from western Africa to toil in the fields picking cotton used to make clothing. This is no surprise for those who have even a basic knowledge of American history. However, they may be surprised to learn...
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