F. Ömer Akakça
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François Ömer Akakça
School/Organization/Current anthropological attachment
Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Humbodlt Universität zu Berlin

About me

Social anthropologist. Main focus on kinship and nature use. Have been doing extensive fieldwork throughout Central Asia since the beginning the 1990s.


Working at the moment on :

  • representations societies produce of their social organisation (in particular lineage based models)
  • Omaha and non-Omaha kinship terminologies in Inner and Northern Asia
  • rights on persons and commodities in a comparative perspective (with a focus on the history of slavery in Western Central Asia)
  • social uses of natural resources in Central Asian agro-pastoral communities
  • history of domestication and animal husbandry in Inner and Northern Asia

On going fieldworks in
  • Alay, Karategin, Darwaz, Badakhshan and Pamir plateaux
  • Khwarazm and Amu Delta
  • Western China

Can converse in English, French, German, Russsian, Persian (Tajik), Uzbek, Kirghiz (or Kazakh) and Turkish.

 

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At 5:22pm on June 1, 2009, Philip Carl SALZMAN said…
How very kind you are. To me, OAC is a very pleasant opportunity to share ideas with fellow anthropologists of all ages all around the world. With virtually no work whatsoever. This is a great improvement over having to produce hard copy and send it around!
At 2:53pm on June 1, 2009, Philip Carl SALZMAN said…
Many thanks for your gracious and helpful comment on Anthropology of Iran.

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Selim Karlitekin replied to F. Ömer Akakça's discussion Current trends in anthropology in Turkey? in the group Anthropological Society of Istanbul
"For those interested in the general overview of the recent anthropological studies, I suggest Berna Yazıcı's syllablus Anthropology of Turkey"
Apr 24, 2011
Selim Karlitekin replied to F. Ömer Akakça's discussion Current trends in anthropology in Turkey? in the group Anthropological Society of Istanbul
Apr 24, 2011
Hülya Demirdirek replied to F. Ömer Akakça's discussion Current trends in anthropology in Turkey? in the group Anthropological Society of Istanbul
" Just a few reminders. 1) Ismail Besikci wrote on Kurds in 1969 and went to jail for it (17 years). Devlet Söyleminde Kürt Sorunu, Mesut Yeğen 1999 İletişim I assume you are aware of the publications in English which are written by…"
Apr 24, 2011
Selim Karlitekin replied to F. Ömer Akakça's discussion Current trends in anthropology in Turkey? in the group Anthropological Society of Istanbul
"hi, first thought about İstanbul Uni is that structurally do not expect from that university much, it is deeply embedded within our (goddamn) militarist-kemalist statist tradition, they have been doin physical and archological work, but I have not…"
Apr 21, 2011
F. Ömer Akakça replied to John McCreery's discussion Why is the anthropology of Japan so easy to ignore? in the group Anthropology of Japan
"Most probably because of my interest in kinship studies ; I just wanted to show what sort of work in Japanese anthropology may come to the mind of a non-specialist of the area."
Mar 5, 2010
F. Ömer Akakça replied to John McCreery's discussion Why is the anthropology of Japan so easy to ignore? in the group Anthropology of Japan
"I agree: we should think about it. But before developing further, let me answer the question. At least two works will come to my mind, straightaway. The study of Nakane, which shed a new light in its time to ie and dōzoku conceptualisations of…"
Feb 18, 2010
F. Ömer Akakça replied to Philip Carl SALZMAN's discussion Why has anthropology shifted from discovery and explanation to moralism and advocacy? in the group The Anthropology of Anthropology
"By keeping doing old-fashioned fieldwork on lineage and pastoralism. I am half joking. By teaching students how one discovers and explains, to paraphrase our host on this thread. On the other hand, the days of the Southwestern Journal of…"
Feb 18, 2010
F. Ömer Akakça replied to F. Ömer Akakça's discussion Current trends in anthropology in Turkey? in the group Anthropological Society of Istanbul
"Thank you, Marina. I ran into this one, isn't it the group of graduate students from the department at İÜ? I hope too that a discussion can grow out of this. I'll post what comes through my mind on the topic of Turkish anthropology,…"
Feb 18, 2010
Marina replied to F. Ömer Akakça's discussion Current trends in anthropology in Turkey? in the group Anthropological Society of Istanbul
"I really hope that here can be a nice place to discuss as far as I'm also deeply interested in the same subject and try to learn what turkish anthropological community living with. I hope the group will grow, though for now I can offer…"
Feb 17, 2010
F. Ömer Akakça joined Venerakhan Torobekova's group
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Anthropology in Central Asia

As a participant of RESET program on "Building Anthropology in Eurasia", I think anthropologists interested in Central Asia would be able to discuss any topics in this group.
Feb 17, 2010
F. Ömer Akakça replied to Philip Carl SALZMAN's discussion Why has anthropology shifted from discovery and explanation to moralism and advocacy? in the group The Anthropology of Anthropology
"Interestingly enough, at the same time as Western anthropology and particularly North American anthropology was becoming more keen to bring politics into its discourse, it was shifting to the study of culture, dismissing questions of social and…"
Feb 17, 2010
F. Ömer Akakça joined Philip Carl SALZMAN's group
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The Anthropology of Anthropology

The organization and culture of anthropology; the organizations and cultures of anthropology.
Feb 17, 2010
 
 
 

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