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Welcome to an Informal Seminar on David Graeber’s HAU essay, “The Divine Kingship of the Shilluk: On Violence, Utopia, and the Human Condition, or, Elements for an Archaeology of Sovereignty.”

    Welcome to the seminar.  Several persons have expressed an interest in participating, so it should be a lively time (forgive me if I d…

Started by Lee Drummond

79 14 hours ago
Reply by Lee Drummond

Migrants in the Mediterranean...

Migrants in the Mediterranean, 32 organisations across the EU appeal to the European Council Brussels, 22 April 2015 The signatory organisa…

Started by Cecilia Montero Mórtola

0 on Wednesday

Who are tribes, aborigines and folks???

  “Tribe”: What does it mean? Is there any biological definition? Are “they” (note the deictic “they” that entails spatio-temporal and pe…

Started by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay

0 Apr 16

Invitation to an Informal Seminar on David Graeber’s HAU essay, “The Divine Kingship of the Shilluk: On Violence, Utopia, and the Human Condition, or, Elements for an Archaeology of Sovereignty.”

Invitation to an Informal Seminar on David Graeber’s HAU essay, “The Divine Kingship of the Shilluk: On Violence, Utopia, and the Human Con…

Started by Lee Drummond

10 Apr 16
Reply by David Graeber

The OAC then, and now (toward a renewed, rowdy anthropological democracy)

UPDATE: For those of you who don't want to wade through all of the verbiage to get to my questions, here they are up front: What are we goi…

Started by ryan anderson

46 Apr 14
Reply by John McCreery

Suggestions and comments for the OAC Seminar series

Seminar leaders, topics, readings. You can volunteer yourself!

Started by Keith Hart

18 Apr 10
Reply by Cecilia Montero Mórtola

What draws us to anthropology (and why an anthropological education matters)

Here are the questions, right up front and center: 1) What drew you to anthropology?; 2) What does anthropology offer that might be missing…

Started by ryan anderson

7 Apr 8
Reply by Kelly Donivan

The Public Vision of Anthropology and the hole in the skull

A HOLE IN THE SKULL from my field diary. Last year I was on the street in London with a local girl less than 30 years walking and chting a…

Started by Cecilia Montero Mórtola

0 Apr 5

Big Data: Can It Revive the OAC and Resuscitate Anthropology?

When I first became a member of the OAC, the posts and discussions here were lively.  What brought me here was Keith's economic anthropolog…

Started by M Izabel

7 Apr 4
Reply by Kristian Garthus-Niegel

Tim Ingold's "That's Enough About Ethnography"--The Seminar is Underway

Officially, the seminar begins on Monday. But here, to get things started are our first assignments.  (1) Several of us are already acquai…

Started by John McCreery

122 Apr 2
Reply by John McCreery

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