Creative Anthropology

Two months ago, I wrote about a site in Hong Kong where they are currently building the largest statue of Guanyin in the world (click here to read that story again). I said that doing anthropological research sometimes requires being creative to get the information you want to get about places that you find interesting.…

Seperate culture from religion?

Foucault already said it: Religion and culture are interconnected parts of each other. Religion is a central part of the cultural conditions of knowledge. Without religion, there is no culture – without culture, there is no religion. This interconnected relation between religion and culture (and the possible separation of it) seems to be a topic…