Anthropology/Sociology Faculty Offer Expert Advice


Publication Date: 11/6/2007

The lament, “I have nothing to wear!” has been registered by teenagers since time immemorial, often to the annoyance of parents. According to the Rhodes Anthropology/Sociology Department, the complaint is valid.

The experts have devoted a portion of the departmental Web site to helping seekers of knowledge address such dilemmas. Titled “Ask Drs. Mead,” the feature serves as the virtual version of the bygone newspaper advice column. The very first query seeks assistance in the decision of what color to wear to a multicultural event. The response serves as a profound lesson in the differences between cultures that can lead to misunderstandings including fashion faux-pas.

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