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A poetic critique of Latour
Achirri Ishmael posted this in the Ethnographic Writing group.
Could ethnicity be natural after all?
Look at this only if you can cope with serious mathematical argument.
The Oxford anthropology "Gone Dark" project
What happens when websites die? What are YOU doing to keep this one alive?
Transforming Brazilian slumscapes
Business as usual in hyper-neoliberal digital environments.
Started by A. Ashkuff in The OAC Forum Aug 6.
I think much of politics stems from identity construction. Most discussions about identity are approached from the question of the Other -- include them or teach them or change them. But really, any position of otherness must be mediated by what the Self is. The self mediating the self is the "invisible" point of reference that creates this initial distortion.
Post race isn't exactly the same as post identity. Even if it's a class distinction or, say, identifying as a "punk" which…
After the enlightenment, people started to seriously make a distinction that how they distinguished what they really knew from what was really going on around them. The actual knowledge, epistemes, were favored over "opinions" or doxa. The debate that surrounded that distinction amid the turmoil of increasing technology and religious unrest eventually flipped around: doxa became the norm with epistemes being questioned as being attainable. With this flip, after the revolution of…
Well, it’s that time of year when prospective grad students around the country are anxiously pacing around their mailboxes waiting for responses from all the PhD programs they applied to. Many are wondering who accepted them, who rejected them, and, of course, if they got funding. That’s the big question. Getting a full-funding offer is the highest mark of acceptance and application success. It’s like getting the golden seal of academic and departmental approval. It means you’re…
Posted by Achirri Ishmael on September 17, 2014 at 8:00am
Posted by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on August 29, 2014 at 9:30am
Posted by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on June 29, 2014 at 8:20am
Added by St John Simpson on July 8, 2014
Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on August 29, 2014
Posted by fahmid al zaid on November 25, 2011
Two Short Clips from Lake St Lucia Estuary, iSimangaliso Wetland Park and World Heritage Site, South Africa
Added by Achirri Ishmael on September 17, 2014