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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 John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
"Sahlins: It follows that people have ever been engaged in hierarchically-organized societies. By virtue of their dependence on metahuman persons, they have always known inequality as a condition of their social existence.  How, then, to…"
Friday
Huon Wardle replied to John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
"I don't doubt the significance of the model John is talking about as useful in some domains -- for example this is precisely what Piketty is talking about in his recent book on Capital -- if the body politic doesn't do something about the…"
Friday
Huon Wardle replied to John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
"Well, probably the best Pareto-esque assertion I have read recently is Dan Dennett's claim that 90% of anything coming out of any kind of academic discussion is likely to be rubbish, so we shouldn't waste our time with that, we should…"
Thursday
Huon Wardle replied to John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
"We are still left, however, with the question of why hierachy enforced by violence is far more prevalent in human history than examples of egalitarian community based on empathy and reciprocity. Well, it depends what you mean by human history and…"
Wednesday
Huon Wardle replied to John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
"John, since you posit this in terms of the idea that inequality is natural whereas equality is utopian it may be worth considering that both inequality and equality are ideas that people, or as here animals, use to judge their particular situation.…"
Tuesday
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.”
" If to mention a downside-issue, I'd wished more voices were involved.  On that point, and on the whole, despite the interest these seminars always seem to generate (e.g. in terms of hits on the page) the general principle is that…"
Apr 24
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.”
"Thanks Lee! Great text and engaging discussion as Kristian said. I look forward to the next development, but can't be sure if I will have time to run a seminar. OAC is a funny place (I mean this, the ning site, I can't speak for its…"
Apr 24
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.”
"I am by no means an expert on East Africa, just to note that in The Nuer Evans-Pritchard records his informants telling him amongst other things that all Nuer originated from under a tree in Western Nuerland and that the Nuer had few dealings with…"
Apr 23
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.”
"anthropologists, having all the world's examples at their disposal, could come up with better typologies than Aristotle or Kant, but we'd have to start getting to serious work in that case, up to now we've been a bit remiss. That…"
Apr 21
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."
Apr 20
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…"
Apr 20
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,…"
Apr 20
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…"
Apr 17
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…"
Apr 17
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...…"
Apr 16
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 ...…"
Apr 15

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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!
I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.
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(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)
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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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