Inequities in Veteran Healthcare Access | Christopher Zeuthen

Current State of Veteran's Healthcare: "Wonder why 22 veterans kill themselves every day?" was a comment made by Chris Dorsey, an Iraq War veteran, as he was turned away from receiving care at an Atlanta VA clinic (Mallin 2015). Chris Dorsey's remark echoes the feeling of anger shared by millions of veterans who have faced …

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The Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Extracurricular Involvement and College Fulfillment of Emory University Students | Nicole Felix-Tovar

Abstract  This research aimed to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the extracurricular involvement and college fulfillment of Emory University undergraduate students. Using the methodological approach of ethnography, I interviewed five students about their experiences pre-pandemic in which they positively associate the social and personal development aspects of being involved with college fulfillment. I found …

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A Perfect Storm: Digital Inequality, Conflict, and Online Learning | Anna Bussler

While the height of the initial COVID-19 pandemic left all areas of Georgia scrambling for solutions as everything closed down, schools were hit especially hard during the rough transitions from in-person learning, to online-only, and then to hybrid options. In some areas of Georgia, especially in more rural communities, these difficulties were exacerbated by conflict …

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Coffee with the Rabbi: An Exploration of Jewish Spirituality & Virtual Community | Emma Friese

With challenge after challenge, the start of the COVID-19 pandemic was exponentially more devastating because we could not physically gather together. We could only access emotional support, assurance, and distractions through a screen. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered human interaction by necessitating interactions with those we hold dearest in a medium that is, at …

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Letter from the Editor | Katherine E. Cooper

Dear Readers, I would first like to say thank you. Our first edition of Anthropos was very well received by not only the Emory community, but the global community as well. Anthropos as been viewed in over 30 countries worldwide. In this edition of Anthropos, we wanted to expand the traditional notion of anthropology and …

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Personal Reflection of a Syrian Immigrant | Mathew Whitwell

This semester, I sat down with Emory first-year, Farah Al-Chammas, who spent this past summer transcribing the journal she’s kept since seventh grade. In that embarrassed way everyone seems to comment on their former selves, she said, “Just reading through some of what I wrote… wow.” Farah decided to transcribe her journal in order to …

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The Care of Healthcare in the United States | Mariam Qazilbash

It should be noted that the inspiration for this piece came from the lectures in the Predictive Health and Society Class (Anthropology 231/Health 310). Many of the stats are taken from these lectures. There is a works cited listed at the end with a list of the professors whose work is cited in this feature. …

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Foreign Prostitution and Sex Trafficking in Italy | Diana Cagliero

Abstract This paper was submitted for the ANT 280 Mediterranean Europe course taught by Dr. Peter Brown, exploring the anthropological discussions surrounding the nature of prostitution in Italy both historically and in present day. The values such as the importance of sex for reproduction, female faithfulness, and known paternity are widespread throughout Italy, mainly because …

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