Author: Mary-Ann Ochota

Cultural taboos around food are powerful – could vegans change ours?

Mary-Ann Ochota , February 1st, 2018


As campaigns such as Veganuary become more popular could the way westerners categorise what’s edible start to shift? Yesterday marked the end of “Veganuary”, the campaign to encourage…


→The past and the curious | The Guardian

Cultural taboos around food are powerful – could vegans change ours?

Mary-Ann Ochota , February 1st, 2018


As campaigns such as Veganuary become more popular could the way westerners categorise what’s edible start to shift? Yesterday marked the end of “Veganuary”, the campaign to encourage…


→The Past and the Curious | The Guardian

Gifts are a traditional part of Christmas – but why do we give presents at all?

Mary-Ann Ochota , December 22nd, 2017


The Gift, written by Marcel Mauss in 1925, explores why we exchange things and the social rules we follow – and might help explain why gift-giving can be…


→The past and the curious | The Guardian

Gifts are a traditional part of Christmas – but why do we give presents at all?

Mary-Ann Ochota , December 22nd, 2017


The Gift, written by Marcel Mauss in 1925, explores why we exchange things and the social rules we follow – and might help explain why gift-giving can be…


→The Past and the Curious | The Guardian

What’s the difference between explorers, anthropologists and tourists?

Mary-Ann Ochota , November 23rd, 2017


Criticism of explorer Benedict Allen, rescued in Papua New Guinea, raises an important question: when is it legitimate to travel to remote communities? An anthropologist, an explorer and…


→The past and the curious | The Guardian

What’s the difference between explorers, anthropologists and tourists?

Mary-Ann Ochota , November 23rd, 2017


Criticism of explorer Benedict Allen, rescued in Papua New Guinea, raises an important question: when is it legitimate to travel to remote communities? An anthropologist, an explorer and…


→The Past and the Curious | The Guardian