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Action Anthropology and Sol Tax in 2012: The Final Word?

A new book on action anthropology put out by the Journal of Northwest Anthropology is out. You can find it at Amazon. Here is the abstract…

Started by Joshua Smith

0 Apr 3, 2013

Emergence of Organizations and Markets

My recent explorations of the work of the Anthropology of Administration group at Minpaku, Japan's National Museum of Ethnology, have led m…

Started by John McCreery

5 Nov 15, 2012
Reply by John McCreery

Model Thinking

Scott Page, one of the two authors of  Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life is offering an onl…

Started by John McCreery

7 Apr 11, 2012
Reply by John McCreery

Global Ethnography, A Sociological Perspective

How long has it sat on my bookshelf, this volume titled Global Ethnography: Forces, Connections, and Imaginations in a Postmodern World, au…

Started by John McCreery

0 Apr 4, 2012

Brian Uzzi, Social Network Analysis of Organizational and Team Behavior

At this year's Sunbelt conference, several participants asked me if I had read a paper on network effects on success or failure by the team…

Started by John McCreery

1 Mar 26, 2012
Reply by Rick Holden

SNA (Social Network Analysis) and HER (Historical and Ethnographic Research)

Dear Friends, This coming Saturday, I am scheduled to make a presentation as part of the Mixed-Methods panel at the 2012 INSNA Sunbelt conf…

Started by John McCreery

4 Mar 22, 2012
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Harold Bloom, Frank Kermode, and Which is a Better Model for Ethnography

This post is inspired by a review of the life and work of literary critic Frank Kermode. The reviewer contrasts Kermode with his near conte…

Started by John McCreery

0 Mar 14, 2012

Radical Constructivism and Computational Modeling

The following arrived in my inbox this morning.  Radical Constructivism and Radical Constructedness:Luhmann's Sociology and the Non-linear…

Started by John McCreery

3 Feb 16, 2012
Reply by John McCreery

Critical Realism

Elizabeth Challiinor has introduced us to the work of Margaret Archer. Hoping to learn more about Archer, I turned to Questia and found Arc…

Started by John McCreery

22 Feb 8, 2012
Reply by Marie Louise Seeberg

Margaret Archer's theory on the "inner conversation"

My way of protesting to shutting this group down is to start a new discussion. Is anybody familiar with the work of Margaret Archer, a crit…

Started by Liz Challinor

25 Jan 28, 2012
Reply by Keith Hart

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