On the surface, the book appears more cultural studies than religious studies, but this is in fact the book's greatest strength: the essays force us not only to recognise the persuasiveness of origins narratives, but also to consider how intertwined religion is with the other social institutions.
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Ten faces used in Watkins' perception study, five African women and five Caucasian women, with varying levels of makeup.
Fig. 1 from Watkins' study, depicting the faces participants judged in the study.

According to the headline of a story posted by Tampa's WFLA news channel, “Wearing makeup can hinder women's leadership chances, study says.” As someone who doesn't wear makeup, and rather than continuing to scroll [...]

Mon, Mar 19, 2018
Source: Culture on the Edge
Love is so nice to receive, but far more rewarding to give. Church Sign in front of Irishman Mennonite Church

Earlier this month Aubrey “Drake” Graham revealed that the knotting of his purse strings to his heartstrings are all a part of “God's Plan,” the title of his latest music video.

The billboard hit features him giving out the video's $999,631.90 production budget to the people of Miami. Gifts ranged from [...]

Mon, Mar 05, 2018
Source: Culture on the Edge
White Trade Only sign in Ohio restaurant 1938

As Black History Month draws to a close, the question of dividing humanity according to race remains an active issue in contemporary discourse, as the arbitrary creation of racial differences (out of all the possible differences between people) tells us that race is not a natural construct. Some in the [...]

Mon, Feb 26, 2018
Source: Culture on the Edge