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Capitalism and Flow

So, I drove 5 hours one way to visit my family this weekend. I went because I was supposed to get a free phone (the new Droid model). At th…

Started by Joel M. Wright

8 May 18, 2010
Reply by Joel M. Wright

From Marxist anthropology to .......???

From the 1970s, Marxist anthropology became a major force in English speaking academia, whether under its own name, or as "critical anthrop…

Started by Philip Carl SALZMAN

34 May 10, 2010
Reply by Joel M. Wright

Closing down Philosophy? Call to action.

This is not a contribution to the theory of anthropology as such, but yes possibly, to the future of theory itself, so I hope you'll unders…

Started by Heike Schaumberg

0 May 1, 2010

Can anthropologists cheat?

Let us consider the following case study: 5 Aug 2009 National Post BY JEN SKERRITT Winnipeg Free Press Researcher censured for faking stu…

Started by Philip Carl SALZMAN

17 Feb 2, 2010
Reply by John McCreery


What is the valuable contribution of Louis Althusser in developing the French structural Marxist anthropology ????

Started by fahmid al zaid

0 Dec 25, 2009

Perspectivism vs. Domestication of Nature (?)

Gone was the imperialist universality of the ‘naturalists’, but a new universality was still possible, one that allowed careful structural…

Started by Ricardo Samuel Monteiro

0 Dec 20, 2009

How can comparative analysis contribute to future progress in anthropology?

In the history of anthropology, comparative analysis has been the main analytic tool used to move beyond the particulars of ethnography. Va…

Started by Philip Carl SALZMAN

33 Dec 11, 2009
Reply by John McCreery

theory of 'joining the tribe'??

hello fellow interesteds in theory.. can anyone point me in the right direction for finding some theory/discussion of the practice of join…

Started by Sinead Devane

2 Dec 8, 2009
Reply by Sinead Devane

What do we want out of a theory?

What is it we intend that a theory should do for us? Is it meant to be a distillation of basic truth? Is it meant to be a fruitful guide to…

Started by Philip Carl SALZMAN

26 Dec 2, 2009
Reply by John McCreery

Any theory on Ecology of Poverty?

Hi, I am PhD student from Nepal, and preparing for a pre-fieldwork seminar. I would like to hear from you all if you could suggest me any g…

Started by Ranjan Lekhy

2 Nov 29, 2009
Reply by Ranjan Lekhy



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