"Thanks Prof. Ghosh. Yes this is worth thinking about - the whole issue of brands and inclusion / exclusion / access. The way technology has been theorized in SCOT and post SCOT critiques. Perhaps I'll blog a piece on brands and how they control…"
"Is this perhaps a cue to talk about communalism, the politicisation of religious identity, and the collapse of a grand narrative of secular modernity? I think these are topics fashionable amongst anthropologists, because they are amenable to…"
Interesting questions but before posing my own, I should clarify that Deleuze and Guattari do not use the notion of 'minority literature' in the sense of literature written by a subjected set of people ! In fact they use the notion…"
The reason why I spoke about the disjunct between the metropolitan discussion on colonialism and anthropology and the peripheral discussion on it is because much of anthropology in the periphery developed under the aegis of the colonial…"
"Dear M. Ghosh,
You wrote : "What interests me is the disjunct between the way the relation between colonialism and anthropology is debated in the metropole and the way it is perceived in the periphery !"
As a student of anthropology (who…"
As the biggest spectacle of popular participation in democracy, elections bring to the surface a myriad range of activities from caste, ethnic and regional faultlines to means of bridging differences. The recent Lok Sabha elections have once again invoked a national imagining sorely lacking in the earlyier fractured verdicts ! Does this mean that the cracks in the polity have been filled ? Are we all agreed on a convergent path of neoliberal development ? Any thoughts ?AnjanSee More
"Am an Indian anthropologist who live and work in Kolkata. My interests lie in informal channels of communication and social conflict, contestations over public space and the patterns of social inequality.
As I have just joined the group look forward…"
I've just joined the Group and would like to introduce myself. I live and work in Kolkata, India and was trained like Carole at University of Michigan where my interest in colonialism/empire was deepened. My interests are shifting from how colonialism shaped the formation of anthropology in the peripheries to governing the directions of anthropology by indirect means. What interests me is the disjunct between the way the relation between colonialism and anthropology is debated in the metropole…See More
It's really nice to re-connect after so long, thanks to a student of Carole's who gave me the website address of Open Anthropology.
I have just joined the list but have not yet joined any of the groups as I am still feeling…"
Thanks Prof. Ghosh. Yes this is worth thinking about - the whole issue of brands and inclusion / exclusion / access. The way technology has been theorized in SCOT and post SCOT critiques. Perhaps I'll blog a piece on brands and how they control access through inclusion and exclusion and share it in this space. As a thought starter on this.