"Like Victor, I didn’t read the paper as making as strong an analogy as John reads into it (Piaroa : ancient Greeks :: egalitarianism:state). It is a looser comparison…as it must be, when the author’s access to the one is through…"
"Hi, Joanna. Thanks for this.
“There are also similarities to the often erratic destiny and suffering found in the historical tyrants of Sophocles’ time, with their tendency to rely on their own solitary knowledge, rather than solving…"
"I really liked your comment on the Avatar thread. There was a long discussion of ontologiesans cosmologies in general and Viveiros de Castro in particular that you might or might not find interesting. And a lot of the discussion of Haiti in…"
"I'll have to catch it this weekend...it was sold out last time I tried to take my son. Some friends did discuss it with me at the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America meeting recently. My sense was that it would be an…"
"Thanks for the commendation, Fredric. I have a doubt, though: would you stand by the claim that female genital cutting is 'unappealing at best'? That's where I go back to a relativist stance (based on pragmatic premises rather than on…"
"I failed to note something in my previous reply - the first article is actually to a great extent by Fuambai Ahmadu, who is a woman. Shweder provided the (short) questions, Ahmadu the (long) answers."
"Kathleen, I promise I'll reply to this in greater depth someday, when gradingteachingetc. give me a break. For now, though, I did want to note that you are just saying that female genital cutting is wrong because it's wrong, period. I…"
I really liked your comment on the Avatar thread. There was a long discussion of ontologiesans cosmologies in general and Viveiros de Castro in particular that you might or might not find interesting. And a lot of the discussion of Haiti in econpomic anthropology makes your point about denying people a place in history. Welcome to the OAC.