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Economics is the astrology of the modern era
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John McCreery Jul 2.

The Volume of Being: The Current OAC Working Paper Seminar -- February 15th onward.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Huon Wardle Feb 29.

Whatever Happened to 'Social Science'?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Huon Wardle Sep 29, 2015.

 

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Huon Wardle replied to John McCreery's discussion In Times of Catastrophe
"There are different kinds of allegory, of course, but what strikes me is Stengers use of the Personified Type in laying out the moral narrative. It being allegory she is, it seems to me, not saying that Capitalism is really one type of persona, she…"
9 hours ago
Huon Wardle replied to John McCreery's discussion In Times of Catastrophe
"A first thought, perhaps misdirected, and certainly not a 'criticism': Based on the first chapter the book is strongly allegorical. A relatively small handful of actors appear -- Capitalism with its imperative of GDP growth whatever the…"
11 hours ago
Huon Wardle updated an event

Anthropology of Character Conference: 1-2 September 2016, University of St Andrews at University of St Andrews

September 1, 2016 at 9am to September 2, 2016 at 7pm
The conference will explore the contemporary status and uses of ‘character’. This will include a look at the diverse ways in which character operates as a live category for human subjects in the world and an exploration of its potential as an analytical category within anthropology and the broader academy. Moving beyond the now largely dismissed and problematic deployment of character as a descriptor of nationhood or culture (part of mid twentieth century debates centred in North American…See More
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Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Safe space -- I agree with John, I think. Tiddliwinks club don't want their tables upset by drunken Curling club members -- OK, allow them their own room. Scrabble club want to stop lecturers to use multisyllabic words because it might give…"
yesterday
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"This too: "passivity characterizes the so-called academic world in its entirety: it is in the process of being redefined by the very thing it allowed to be defined as “objectivity” when it was a matter of judging others – and…"
Monday
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Good. The essay is definitely worth discussing at a number of levels. Best to open an new thread I would imagine. here is a wee segment I came across: "our guardians are responsible for the management of what one might call a cold panic, a…"
Monday
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Running up to the beginning of semester here, so I don't think I can commit too much to this, but happy to join in. Is In Catastrophic Times available online somewhere?"
Monday
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Which, I should add, is not to deliberately derail John's discussion of Stengers, but contrarily to illustrate it: humans live within worlds within worlds to be tended to."
Friday
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Hhm. Food for thought. one more delicacy from the article to add to John's takeaway: Families that eat brains follow only certain rituals. ''Someone comes by the house with just the head of a squirrel,'' Dr. Weisman said,…"
Friday
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
Aug 25
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
" the barbarity of ISIS is not an aberration of what we once liked to call “human nature.”  Those barbarities are part and parcel of our humanity.  Rage and Love are part of the basic make up of human society, but what kind…"
Aug 25
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Well, the students are right arent they? In a sense. if truth is socially or culturally constructed this means that the very ideas the student is learning are also a construct and effectively there is no difference between figure and ground or a…"
Aug 23
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"So a variant of the problem of noise and signal in communication. Savage Minds needs a better quality Hi-Fi system."
Aug 22
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"oh, and the 'modal mind' too."
Aug 19
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"So 'mean' here actually 'means' that it offends the 'mean mind', i.e. the average cognitive response re. what a comment in this kind of context should look like. "
Aug 19
Huon Wardle posted an event

Anthropology of Character Conference: 1-2 September 2016, University of St Andrews at University of St Andrews

September 1, 2016 at 9am to September 2, 2016 at 7pm
The conference will explore the contemporary status and uses of ‘character’. This will include a look at the diverse ways in which character operates as a live category for human subjects in the world and an exploration of its potential as an analytical category within anthropology and the broader academy. Moving beyond the now largely dismissed and problematic deployment of character as a descriptor of nationhood or culture (part of mid twentieth century debates centred in North American…See More
Aug 18

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Ras Dizzy (1932-2008)

This is a version of an entry I wrote for the W.E.B. Dubois institute's Dictionary of Afro-Latin American Biography.

Dizzy, Ras (1932-2008), painter, poet and itinerant Rastafarian activist, was…

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Posted on September 4, 2015 at 12:08pm

Review of Colin Grant's Negro With a Hat.

If you work as I do on the anthropology of the Caribbean, then Marcus Garvey and Garveyism cast a long shadow. By any standards Garvey's legacy is worthy of reflection. Reading Colin Grant's fine biography gave me pause for thought regarding Garvey and also the excuse to put those thoughts into a review for the OAC. Garvey was the leader of the largest black internationalist movement that has ever existed, but a movement of a unique kind. Most of the internationalisms of the Twentieth…

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Posted on January 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — 10 Comments

Soda Drinkers of the World Unite

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I came across this demographic today. People in the Mid-West and the North West of the United States drink 'pop'. People who live in the South drink 'coke' and people on the West and East coasts drink 'soda'. Never having spent much time in the U.S. myself I wondered what this might mean. Of course, we have Tocqueville's…

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Posted on October 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

North of the Border: narcocorridos

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b01dvw70

This BBC radio documentary explores the narcocorrido (drug smuggling ballad) as a popular genre among Mexicans in the U.S. Denselow, the journalist points to the ambivalence of the the border in the Mexican imagination. He traces the background to 1848 when the U.S. effectively annexed half of the landmass of Mexico including California. Ballads of…

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Posted on May 10, 2012 at 3:52pm

An Anthropologist at COP17

During November PhD student Laura Obermuller witnessed events unfold at the Durban climate change talks.…

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Posted on December 22, 2011 at 5:30pm

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At 4:07pm on November 18, 2012, Elizabeth Rodrigues da Costa said…

Hi, thank you for attention. The publisher wants the address to send the book.

Regards,

At 4:00pm on October 5, 2012, Tomi Bartole said…

thanks for the greetings, I hope to enjoy in this virtual community.

At 2:50pm on July 21, 2012, Alan Passes said…

Thanks for the greeting, Huon. Hello to you too. I hope to contribute to the Joanna Overing discussion in due course... and once I've worked out how to navigate this somewhat confusing site. Alan Passes

At 10:57am on July 2, 2012, Kathinka Frøystad said…

Hi Huon,

Thank you for your kind note - and for coming to Bergen. I sure learned a lot in what turned out to be two and a half rather intense days! We'll be in touch. Best, Kathinka

At 4:14am on March 11, 2011, John McCreery said…
Huon, I wrote Keith last night to say that I was taking a break from OAC. I was angry at what I see as the knee-jerk negativity of your responses to my posts in the "Missing the Exemplary" thread. Apparently the ways in which we perceive the world we inhabit and the scholarship that attempts to understand it are so different that there is no possibility of productive conversation based on generous reading. That's too bad. This morning I was tempted to shorten my break by Ken Routon's post on "facts." I hope that we can reach an agreement that I will stay out of threads in which you participate if you return the favor. We both have a lot to contribute to OAC but not, at least for a while, together.
At 8:12am on November 8, 2010, Keith Hart said…
Hi Huon,

Jean Besson just announced that Barry died. Did you know?

K
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At 1:21am on May 6, 2010, Philip Swift said…
Dear Huon,
Apologies for the request, which probably seemed rather peculiar. The thing is, I just wanted to ask you a question, and couldn't work out how to send it. Sorry about that. It was just a query about the OAC Press.
At 2:44pm on March 25, 2010, Michael O'Neal said…
Many thanks indeed, Huon.
At 9:25pm on January 26, 2010, Karl Reisman said…
I just saw your comments on my Fadograph Finnegans Wake page.
I'm looking for a direct email address for you -
Kern and Old Man River show up among other places
in 363.10 Heat wives rasing. They jest keeps rosing. He jumps leaps rizing.
363.11 Howlong!
363.12 You known that tom?
But could certainly be one of the songs of the woods.

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