Abstract no. 417

Once dominant in the Middle East, the followers of Zoroastrianism—an ancient Iranian religion—turned into a marginalized religious minority after the Arab conquest of the region in the 7th century. The majority converted to Islam and some, in the face of...

Abstract no. 387

In the United States, popular perceptions of the usefulness of anthropology range from unfamiliarity to skepticism. Nevertheless, undergraduate students continue to enroll in anthropology programs, and their reasons for doing so are of crucial interest not only to...

Abstract no. 376

Contemporary pattern of Lithuanian out-migration could be seen as transnational livelihood/lifestyle crossing nation-state borders but still involved in transnational relationality/reciprocity with migrant’s immediate family and friends staying in homeland. Such...

Abstract no. 343

The traditional Sicilian cuisine is one of the most conservative and peculiar in Europe. It retains unaltered some ancient alimentary matrices dating back to antiquity and early medieval times (which is evident from the recipes and the role of archaic sweets a legacy...

Abstract no. 285

Across the globe, women are making a name for themselves in every possible domain. While in some other parts of the world, they even struggle for their identity. During one of my photography sessions in a local graveyard of Lahore, Pakistan, I noticed that some of the...