The Ball

John Fox, a Harvard Ph.D. anthropologist, talked to CNN about his new book, The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game   CNN: Your book starts with a basic question from your son, "Why do we play ball?" Did you find an answer? Fox: I wouldn't say I found an answer. It's a philosophical question […]

Anthropology and Chess

The Boston Globe discusses Robert Desjarlais’ latest book, “Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chess Board:’’ Anthropology is the study of humanity and its many aspects. It generally divides its work into four fields: cultural, archeological, linguistic, and biological. Its horizons, of course, are simply as infinite as the experiences of mankind. We have never thought […]