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Foucault and Consensus

I find myself musing over Foucault a lot. Can't say that I'm completely versed on all of his works, though I have read Discipline and Punis…

Started by Joel M. Wright

17 Nov 19, 2013
Reply by Valentini

I like to know about the contribution of Stephen Taylor in Cognitive Anthropology. Plz help me.

I like to know about the contribution of Stephen Taylor in Cognitive Anthropology. Plz help me.

Started by Thvin

1 Oct 20, 2013
Reply by Thvin

Recent Prestige Theory

I am working on a piece about prestige in Alcoholics Anonymous, and I find myself long on data and rather short on recent theory.  I have t…

Started by Bill Guinee

4 Jun 21, 2012
Reply by Paulo Augusto Franco

What's wrong with Quine?

Hi Theorists, Following on from the discussions of multiple ontologies and perspectivism, I'm trying to build an argument about the incomm…

Started by Amiria Salmond

78 Dec 15, 2011
Reply by John McCreery

What use is Anthropology?

How does anthropology contribute towards knowledge production within and beyond the boundaries of its discipline? Are different kinds of kn…

Started by Liz Challinor

25 Sep 18, 2011
Reply by Youdheya Banerjee/Bandyopadhyay

Gramsci's notion of hegemony

I have been examining Antonio Gramsci’s concept of hegemony. There are a few areas of this idea that I am unsure of and would like to hear…

Started by Toby Austin Locke

8 Aug 11, 2011
Reply by Eugene L. Mendonsa

Do anthropologists now doubt that peoples and cultures are different from one another?

Increasingly, it appears to be incorrect to suggest that peoples and cultures are not all the same, that peoples and cultures are to a grea…

Started by Philip Carl SALZMAN

44 Nov 9, 2010
Reply by Michael Francis

Post-Subjective Anthropology

“[There was] something real outside herself, which spoke to her kindly an yet in sovereign tones, something superior and good whose presenc…

Started by Philip Carl SALZMAN

69 Oct 15, 2010
Reply by Amiria Salmond

Is structuralism an elaboration of dialectics?

Just taught a section in which I introduced Levy-Strauss and structuralism, so I've been thinking about that good old standard, the binary…

Started by Joel M. Wright

32 Oct 4, 2010
Reply by MAI Saptenno

Assemblage, Structuration, Praxis

I have my own half formed thoughts about the differences between the concepts of assemblage, structuration and praxis.   Aside from simply…

Started by Joel M. Wright

10 Sep 14, 2010
Reply by Joel M. Wright

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