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Huon Wardle's Discussions

No Collar, No Master: discussion of a paper by Nadia Farage
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John McCreery Dec 19, 2013.

A New Paper for the OAC Press: Nadia Farage; No Collar, No Master
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Hart Nov 17, 2013.

OACp Seminar with Steven Feld: Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra - Second Chorus, Blow Free
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Huon Wardle Jun 18, 2013.

 

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Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Welcome to an Informal Seminar on David Graeber’s HAU essay, “The Divine Kingship of the Shilluk: On Violence, Utopia, and the Human Condition, or, Elements for an Archaeology of Sovereignty.”
"Esther Goody on 'Herrschaft' . I forgot about this. Here is what seems to be a version of the paper I remembered, only that was not a published version unlike this."
17 hours ago
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Welcome to an Informal Seminar on David Graeber’s HAU essay, “The Divine Kingship of the Shilluk: On Violence, Utopia, and the Human Condition, or, Elements for an Archaeology of Sovereignty.”
"Going back to Keith's point about the republic, Kant has four types of civil state combining freedom, violence ('force') and law: A. Law and Freedom without Force (Anarchy) B. Law and Force without Freedom (Despotism) C. Force without…"
17 hours ago
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Welcome to an Informal Seminar on David Graeber’s HAU essay, “The Divine Kingship of the Shilluk: On Violence, Utopia, and the Human Condition, or, Elements for an Archaeology of Sovereignty.”
"Many thanks for the clarifications, David. The idea that sovereignty, rather than being a concentration of 'law' in one person, is actually (brought about by) a concentration of the power for arbitrary violence in one person's hands,…"
21 hours ago
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Welcome to an Informal Seminar on David Graeber’s HAU essay, “The Divine Kingship of the Shilluk: On Violence, Utopia, and the Human Condition, or, Elements for an Archaeology of Sovereignty.”
"Taking a quick look at Rapport and Overing's useful 'Key Concepts' survey of anthropology I came across the following quote from Edmund Leach: "All of us are criminals by instinct ... All creativity, whether it is the work of the…"
Friday
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Welcome to an Informal Seminar on David Graeber’s HAU essay, “The Divine Kingship of the Shilluk: On Violence, Utopia, and the Human Condition, or, Elements for an Archaeology of Sovereignty.”
"A few points: 1. 'violence' , 'sacredness' and 'sovereignty' are difficult words to pin down (e.g. violence seems to stem from a general principle of force or energy that can have good, bad or ambivalent…"
Friday
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Welcome to an Informal Seminar on David Graeber’s HAU essay, “The Divine Kingship of the Shilluk: On Violence, Utopia, and the Human Condition, or, Elements for an Archaeology of Sovereignty.”
"On data, concepts, analysis: the subtitle makes it clear that this is a work of excavation in search of something: hence it offers 'elements of an archaeology'. Here Kant's definition of archaeology as "a representation of...…"
Thursday
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Welcome to an Informal Seminar on David Graeber’s HAU essay, “The Divine Kingship of the Shilluk: On Violence, Utopia, and the Human Condition, or, Elements for an Archaeology of Sovereignty.”
"From the paper: "Everything is happening as if the reth’s subjects were resisting both the institutionalization of power, and the euphemization of power that seems to inevitably accompany it. Power remained predatory. ... however ...…"
Wednesday
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to an Informal Seminar on David Graeber’s HAU essay, “The Divine Kingship of the Shilluk: On Violence, Utopia, and the Human Condition, or, Elements for an Archaeology of Sovereignty.”
"Hello Lee, I teach anthropology in Scotland and research mostly on/in the Caribbean. I live in a peninsula called 'the Kingdom of Fife' which puts me in a unique position in this discussion of sovereignty. I was born in the sixties which…"
Apr 9
Huon Wardle replied to Keith Hart's discussion Suggestions and comments for the OAC Seminar series
"There is a piece in the new Anthropology Today by Marshall Sahlins which is a clear complement or counterargument to Graeber's: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1111/1467-8322.12163/ Unfortunately it is behind Wiley's…"
Apr 8
Huon Wardle posted a video

Limbo Man In The Bahamas

Datboiialvin in the Bahamas at Port Lucaya watching the LIMBO MAN. RATE! SUBSCRIBE! COMMENT!
Apr 6
Huon Wardle replied to Keith Hart's discussion Suggestions and comments for the OAC Seminar series
"I had heard about this paper a while back, but hadn't got round to reading it. It is certainly a fascinating 'archaeology' of a unique, to latterday eyes very strange, state system--the Shilluk. Graeber uses the case to dig into a set…"
Apr 6
Huon Wardle replied to Keith Hart's discussion Suggestions and comments for the OAC Seminar series
"OKay -- Lee Drummond aka Sam Pekinpah lifts his loud hailer -- 'lights, camera… loud rousing Western music... Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan and William Holden ride into view their horses dust kicking dust in the air... Where do we find…"
Apr 3
Huon Wardle replied to John McCreery's discussion Tim Ingold's "That's Enough About Ethnography"--The Seminar is Underway
"Good seminar. This way of running things on an occasional basis sounds fine and why not, indeed, share the chairing around. There is now a longstanding group -- I would like to see Lee or Erin, Ryan, M Izabel, or Abraham or newcomers like Kristian…"
Apr 1
Huon Wardle replied to John McCreery's discussion Tim Ingold's "That's Enough About Ethnography"--The Seminar is Underway
""There is a an inescapable Kantian antinomy, a necessary contradiction if you will, between seeing humans as constrained and embodying social forces that pre-exist them and as agents, able to shape and contest their future to some degree. The…"
Mar 30
Huon Wardle commented on M Izabel's blog post Can Sex and Violence Revive the Public Interest in Anthropology?
"Intriguing topic. Try this paper by Moises Lino: a smart reflection on the issues you are raising here M-- 'Sex Vignettes from a Brazilian…"
Mar 30
Huon Wardle replied to John McCreery's discussion Tim Ingold's "That's Enough About Ethnography"--The Seminar is Underway
"Yes, agreed; with the proviso that one person's 'poetry' is often another's 'verifiable fact' and a third person's 'dangerous ideology'. But, on that, I can't resist paraphrasing somewhat…"
Mar 27

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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

EF Schumacher's Small is Beautiful: another look.

A few days ago I read an article in the Observer saying that Britain's right wing prime minister, David Cameron, had based one of his core ideas - 'The Big Society' - on Ernst Shumacher's book Small is Beautiful (truthfully nobody knows if the BS is an 'idea' or even what it means). The newsmedia also informs us that the government is trying to change the academic research…

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Posted on March 30, 2011 at 2:00pm

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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
At 7:06pm on October 2, 2010, lillian said…
lillian4bacon1@yahoo.com
GREETINGS FROM Lillian.............................
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Hello
My name is miss Lillian viewing and going through your profile address today has made me to became intrested in you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email to my email address so that i can send you my picture, for you to know and see whom i am.
Here is my email address(lillian4bacon1@yahoo.com) believe we can move from here!
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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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