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

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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John McCreery replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"Great article. The once-upon-a-time China specialist in me smiles. A more general framing of the same issue can be found in Ulrich Beck's The Risk Society: large complex systems depend on experts who may, at the end of the day, agree on little…"
Friday
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Economics is the astrology of the modern era

Ernest Gellner used to say that 'economics is the astrology of the modern era'--this article by Alan Levinovitz takes up and elaborates the same theme noting in addition the vast amounts of capital poured into funding a mathematical style of economics that has no connection to the economy as it is lived. Rather as 'financialisation' has detached money making from the practice of everyday production, exchange and consumption, so has economics detached itself from reality...…See More
Wednesday
Huon Wardle replied to ryan anderson's discussion Upcoming OAC online seminar: Finance, Value, and Inequality (April 15-22, 2016)
"Some thoughts. Why do we want to study on Wall Street? If it is because we think it will tell us what is going on in the world at large then this is deluded. It must, instead, be because it will take us closer to the people most deeply involved in…"
Apr 22
Huon Wardle replied to ryan anderson's discussion Upcoming OAC online seminar: Finance, Value, and Inequality (April 15-22, 2016)
"The 'decadence' seems to have to do with scale and human values -- and with the impossible scale of ideas like 'neoliberalism' and 'financialisation'. Where economists may be quite happy with money in its pure…"
Apr 21
Huon Wardle replied to ryan anderson's discussion Upcoming OAC online seminar: Finance, Value, and Inequality (April 15-22, 2016)
"Fair comment; the Inka empire as such appeared pretty quickly over about a century. Which suggests that the expanding administration did not have to do too much to integrate the elements of the tributary-extractive system : the well…"
Apr 19
Huon Wardle replied to ryan anderson's discussion Upcoming OAC online seminar: Finance, Value, and Inequality (April 15-22, 2016)
"I am late to this seminar, but a very brief response on how khipus worked. First, there is a lot that is vague (though see Sabine Hyland's work for newer developments), but one feature is dualism and vertical integration. Inca government is…"
Apr 19
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Apr 13
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion PART TWO: Metaphors Be with You: A Cultural Analysis of Star Wars
"An another serendipitous connection. I was communicating with Debbora Battaglia about another topic and she pointed me to this blog about two outer-space science projects -- growing egg plants on the international space station and the activities of…"
Mar 9
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion PART TWO: Metaphors Be with You: A Cultural Analysis of Star Wars
"I read American Dreamtime roughly when it came out--it is an impresssive book, if, from my point of view, a little intractable. We used a quote in our book How to Read Ethnography. Mechano-semiosis. The title is telling of course--American…"
Mar 6
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion PART TWO: Metaphors Be with You: A Cultural Analysis of Star Wars
"Hmm. I think there may be a problem here that people dropping in simply don't know where to start with this or how to respond--I wonder if it needs to have an introduction setting out the problem the paper is responding to. I have to admit…"
Mar 4
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion PART TWO: Metaphors Be with You: A Cultural Analysis of Star Wars
" I believe the bubble in Danish reads something like 'This is so unrealistic! Why don't we go to the movies and watch Star Wars'."
Mar 1
Huon Wardle replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The Volume of Being: The Current OAC Working Paper Seminar -- February 15th onward.
"Albert, I will be closing the seminar now, but I would very much like to thank you for your exceptionally careful and thought-provoking responses throughout the last two weeks. Thanks are also due to Abraham, Annika, John, Keith, Lee and Ron…"
Feb 29
Albert PIETTE replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The Volume of Being: The Current OAC Working Paper Seminar -- February 15th onward.
"Dear John,  Your message is very moving. I keep it... in my volume. Many thanks for your presence during these two weeks.   A bientôt… I hope !  "
Feb 28
John McCreery replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The Volume of Being: The Current OAC Working Paper Seminar -- February 15th onward.
"Dear Albert, You are, on my reading, a crusader, a romantic, a Quixote whose dream is to rescue the damsel Humanity from what you see as a monster created by anti-human tendencies in the thinking of of an earlier generation of French intellectuals…"
Feb 28
Albert PIETTE replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The Volume of Being: The Current OAC Working Paper Seminar -- February 15th onward.
"I would like to move on to an optimistic note: the future of anthropology, which would have hardly begun, now that anthropology is slowly getting out of social anthropology and social sciences, is almost entirely to create, conceptually and…"
Feb 27
John McCreery replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The Volume of Being: The Current OAC Working Paper Seminar -- February 15th onward.
"A remark by Alphabet (Google) Chairman Eric Schmidt, quoted in The Sociological Imagination blog. *We have a product that allows 82 you to speak to your phone in English and have it come out in the native language of the person you are talking to.…"
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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

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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 -
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363.11 Howlong!
363.12 You known that tom?
But could certainly be one of the songs of the woods.

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