Culture, Power and Applied Anthropology in a Corporate Setting

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By Amitai Touval Businesses rely on experts to intervene in situations in which organisational culture intersects with problems of power and control. While anthropologists are...

Filming Genocide

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By William Guynn Film, with its tangible relationship to the world it “captures”, can offer us, in flashes of insight, an immediate and unexpected access...

Global business travel will not be killed off by coronavirus – new research

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By Kieran Michael Conroy, Anthony McDonnell, and Stefan Jooss Global business travel has largely ground to a halt during the pandemic. Experts have been raising the alarm...

Selling Illusory Joy: Emotions, Big Data and the Coming Retail Renaissance

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By Christopher Surdak and Ed King Today the world is awash in massive amounts of context-rich data. Whether it’s GPS position information, social media posts,...

Emoji: New Language or Trend?

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By Marcel Danesi As societies change and grow, language too, evolves. In this article, the author analyses the rise of the emoji as a means...

Cannabis: the problem with defining products around THC content

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By Jessica Steinberg Cannabis policy is undergoing a global revolution. Around the world, laws are changing. In the US, there are now 15 states in which cannabis...

On the Symphony of AI and Humans in the Work Context

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By David De Cremer “AI and human employees will form the teams of the future and will have to be led in such ways that...

Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design

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By Barry M. Katz Barry Katz’s book Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design sets out to answer the question of how “design”...

Internationalising Media Studies

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By Daya Thussu For hundreds of years the West has dominated the world of Media Studies, but Daya Thussu is about to prove to us...

Why Guanxi Matters in Business Relationships with China

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By Bang Nguyen and David De Cremer Business relationships between China and Europe have existed for quite some time and with the a renewed focus...

Food and Fuel Excess: The Dark Side of America’s Exceptionalism

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By Robert Paarlberg By a wide margin, the United States leads the rich countries of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) both in...

Spiritual Tourism: Tourists First, Tour Operators Second, And Destinations Third

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By Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” —Saint Augustine With a growing number...

Naturally Selected? Clues about Leadership from the Animal World

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By Mark van Vugt When thinking of a “successful executive”, we often use the description of an “alpha”, most of the time a male one,...

What Are We Doing Today to Prevent Our Company’s Next Ethical Disaster?

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By David De Cremer Imagine that you are walking past a restaurant where you clearly see that the condition of the electric wiring in the...

America’s first vampire was Black and revolutionary – it’s time to remember him

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By Sam George In April of 1819, a London periodical, the New Monthly Magazine, published The Vampyre: A Tale by Lord Byron. Notice of its publication...
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Lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation: how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health

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By Dr Tom Heffernan In the year since the city of Wuhan, China, went into the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, we have all had to...

Confucian Culture and the International Trend of Legalising Same-Sex Marriage

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By Karen Lee   Steeped in centuries-old Confucian family order, China appears to be an unlikely place for same-sex marriage. A growing sense of activism, however,...

Coronavirus culture: the questions social scientists are asking about our new day-to-day life

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By Alan Bradshaw Scientific analysis of COVID-19 is dominated by medical and pharmaceutical questions of vaccines and risk minimisation. But meanwhile, social scientists must track the emerging social...

The Future of Film

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By Holly Willis Cinema, the primary vehicle for storytelling in the 20th century, is in the midst of exciting transformation as the tools, practices, venues...

The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons and...

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By Jeremy Rifkin The third Industrial Revolution is on its way. New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things...

The Rationality of Risk, Part 3: Rollercoasters, Burning Ships and the Hero’s Journey

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By Christopher Surdak In part three of the series on The Rationality of Risk, Chris Surdak gives some guidance on making friends with risk. Loss,...

The Rise Of The Imagination Economy

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By Mark Purdy, Athena Peppes and Suning An The physical constraints of distance and geography shape how we live, work, produce and consume. But advances...

Why the Media is a Key Dimension of Global Inequality

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By Nick Couldry and Clemencia Rodriguez This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network....

Why Do We Work So Hard?

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By Hugh Cunningham Despite mid-twentieth-century forecasts of ever-increasing leisure time, we have instead seen the growth of a long hours culture. Below, Hugh Cunningham explores...
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From Taylor Swift to BTS: Grammys 2021 Was a Much-needed Spectacle of Artistic Glory

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The 2021 Grammy Awards held last March 14 was, by all means, unconventionally spectacular on all accounts. From showcasing household names like Taylor Swift...

Chinese Philosophy Excluded from American Research Universities

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By Brian Bruya Is Chinese philosophy being ignored by American universities, and if so why? Brian Bruya, Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Michigan University, discusses...

The Side Effects of Culture Change: How to Anticipate and Manage Them

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When a company transitions to a new culture, everyone, from those who are leading the change to those who are experiencing it, can have...
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Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

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By Marie Helweg-Larsen This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has...

How to heal the open wounds of electoral anxiety and loss – advice from...

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By Tereza Capelos Settling the winner of the US election isn’t simple. As the ballots are counted in the battleground states, many people may be in distress,...

How coronavirus might have changed TV viewing habits for good – new research

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By Catherine Johnson and Lauren Dempsey As new social restrictions are imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19, it will be no surprise if people...

What is a No Deposit Casino Bonus and where to find it in 2021

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A no deposit bonus is exactly how it sounds, it’s a bonus you can claim without having to make a deposit. To put it...

Design, When Everybody Designs

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Social innovation and design for a new economy By Ezio Manzini In a fast and profoundly changing world everybody designs. The result of this diffuse designing...

Winning the Talent War in Emerging Markets: Women are the Answer

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By Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid As global companies try to harness the growth and possibilities of emerging markets, the extraordinary energy, ambition and...

The Six Most Overrated Factors In Getting Rich

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By Dr. Rainer Zitelmann Oprah Winfrey came from a simple background, inherited nothing, didn’t study at an elite university, and probably only bought stocks long...

Keeping Resilience in VUCA era: The Organization Should Learn from the Water’s Wisdom

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By Weixu Ding and Jianhua Mao The COVID-19 outbreak started at the end of 2019 that has hurt the world's economy, cultural exchanges, people's healthy...

Duped, Guilty Pleasure, Irony, and Camp: Consuming Fake News

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By Roscoe Scarborough Drawing on forty in-depth interviews with self-proclaimed “bad TV” watchers about their media consumption, this research examines how people consume fake news....

US election 2020: how the rival candidates have used music in their campaigns

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By Adam Behr  A 74-year-old man dancing half-heartedly and without much rhythm to the Village People’s YMCA while a host of other people complain about...

Ancient Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth and History

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By Adrienne Mayor In Greek myth, Amazons were fierce women of exotic lands who gloried in hunting and war. The greatest Greek heroes, Heracles and...

TableTop and Covid19 – It’s No Longer An Easy Game!

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By Uwe Eickert and Boris Liedtke The raging pandemic has swiftly shaken up many business models around the globe thereby creating a number of instant winners such as...

Spirituality and Business: From a profit maximizing model to a social economic DNA

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By Sharda Nandram Due to globalization several parts of the world are influencing each other, thus leading to the incorporation of Eastern and Western thoughts...

Surprising ways that games challenge how people think about themselves and the world

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By Matthew Whitby The Beginner’s Guide is a narrative video game with no goals or objectives. Instead, it tells the story of a person...

The Culture Map – Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done...

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By Erin Meyer Cultural differences lead to confusion, misunderstanding and needless conflict in the business world. In this article, Erin Meyer discusses the Culture Map,...

How Empowered Women Practise Self-Care Sunday

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In a fast-paced and bustling world, women represent roughly 38% of all workers in the labour force- not to mention most of them are...

Sound as Popular Culture

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By Jens Gerrit Papenburg and Holger Schulze Sound is a subject through which popular culture can be analysed in an innovative way. From the roar...

Long Decisions Exploring New Ways to Decide What to Do

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By Michael Mainelli and Robert Ghanea-Hercock Today, with a smart phone, any individual on the planet has access to the power of most recorded knowledge....

Is a Languages Strategy Essential for Britain’s Economy to Prosper Post Brexit?

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By Gabrielle Hogan-Brun Britain hopes to draw on the trade relationships of the former Commonwealth to grow its economy post Brexit. Could this place too...

Neither Wanting Nor Seeking Truth

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By Bruce Fein The media brims with false, misleading or distorted news. But it is not primarily their fault. Their largely segmented audiences covet...

Five innovations that could shape the future of rail travel

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By Saikat Dutta What will the future of public transport look like? The major projects being planned today, such as the UK’s HS2 high-speed rail...

Tourism and the Modern World

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By Eric G. E. Zuelow Tourism is among the largest industries in the world and many people assume that humans engaged in leisure travel from...

Our Digital Culture Threatened by Loss

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By Oliver Grau Media art is the art form that uses the technologies that fundamentally change our societies, and plays an important role in the...

How to cook Christmas dinner in the most environmentally friendly way possible

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By Dr Ximena Schmidt, Dr Christian Reynolds and Sarah Bridle By now, most of us are aware that much of the food we eat, in...

5 Things to Remember When Training as a Horticulture Staff

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By Eric Reyes Agriculture ranks among the chief contributors to a friendly atmosphere. The plantation has countless functions to the environment and human life. We...

Popular Culture and Social Justice: Desegregating Popular Culture for Equal Representation

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By Yuya Kiuchi Popular culture reflects who we are. Today, so-called “mainstream” popular culture excludes the minority population and their voices. In order to truly...

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