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Reading List for the Ambitious Non-Graduate Student
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I do not know if I will ever have the benefit of formal post-undergraduate education in anthropology, but I do want to continue my anthropological learning. Having joined a neuro-economics lab at…Continue

Tags: ethnography, anthropology, list, reading

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brendan P. Sullivan Dec 17, 2012.

time to moderate new membership?
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The spamming of this site is really starting to get out of hand. The pattern is pretty clear. A person or bot joins, spams, and then is removed. Rinse, repeat.Perhaps it is time for new membership to…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Francine Barone Oct 12, 2010.

 

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Full Text of AAA Long-Range Plan Adopted by the AAA Executive Board on 11/20/2010

Russell Bernard sent me the full text of the AAA Long-Range Plan adopted by the AAA Executive Board on 11/20/2010. He obtained the document from Virginia Dominguez, president of the AAA. Here is the text in…

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Posted on December 3, 2010 at 11:12pm — 3 Comments

AAA new Long-Range Plan drops reference to science

AAA new proposed Long Range Plan drops reference to science. I find this a little troubling.



This is the mission statement:





Section 1. The purposes of the Association shall be to advance anthropology as the science that

studies… Continue

Posted on November 24, 2010 at 5:00am — 11 Comments

Around the Infonosphere

Originally posted on my blog at jacoblee.net Around the Infonosphere is my regular report on the stuff I've found or have been reading out there in the infonosphere.




Philosopher Mandel Cabrera over at Lexilalia discusses the… Continue

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 7:39am

Situation Theory and Situation Semantics

In August OAC's Oscar González wrote in the Theory for Anthropology group that:



If somebody wants to arrange information for comparing situations looking for cultural signs into them, I think that Situation theory offers a language with capabilities for writing ethnographic information down and make formally well written comparisons.…

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Posted on October 4, 2010 at 6:30am

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Jacob Lee replied to John McCreery's discussion How Forests Think
"Now, I am interested in reading both Terrence Deacon, whom Asher Kay over at deadvoles has been promoting for some time, and Eduardo Kohn, whose work I have been hearing about here and there recently."
Jun 28, 2014
Jacob Lee replied to kim Dammers's discussion Stroop effect
"Well if your results bear out, that would be interesting. Please do share when you are done."
Jun 9, 2014
Jacob Lee replied to kim Dammers's discussion Stroop effect
"The Stroop effect depends on certain assumptions; most obviously, for someone for whom 'czerwony' does not signify 'red', it will not induce the effect. Other Stroop tasks depend on things like left-to-right ordering of letters,…"
Jun 8, 2014
Jacob Lee replied to John McCreery's discussion Phantom Epistemologies
"Comments embedded Your response befuddles me. It does not answer my question and in a sort of vague way seems to suggest that my asking it was somehow questionable. I hope I am not being unfair in suggesting that if you think that making social…"
May 4, 2014
Jacob Lee replied to John McCreery's discussion Phantom Epistemologies
"I think I see what you are getting at. Dirt, as described by Mary Douglas in Purity and Danger, is "matter out of place" which logically implies "a set of ordered relations and a contravention of that order." For Douglas these…"
May 4, 2014
Jacob Lee replied to John McCreery's discussion Phantom Epistemologies
"The question I am asking is why a pattern of symbolic activity should be so orderly when the underlying causal processes are so complicated?"
Apr 15, 2014
Jacob Lee replied to John McCreery's discussion Phantom Epistemologies
"Is it the productivity of the phenomena that we study, or is it the productivity of our own minds at finding meaning in the external world?"
Apr 15, 2014
Jacob Lee replied to John McCreery's discussion Phantom Epistemologies
"Why should something whose meaning practitioners not comprehend have meaning at all?"
Apr 15, 2014
Jacob Lee replied to John McCreery's discussion Phantom Epistemologies
"I can feel the intellectual and emotional satisfaction of having arrived at an interpretive frame by which something that seemed to be without sense, is given sense, and more, to behold!, it is beautiful. But, in the end, I am left in doubt. Very…"
Apr 15, 2014
Brendan P. Sullivan replied to Jacob Lee's discussion Reading List for the Ambitious Non-Graduate Student
"  Here are a few others I forgot to list. The last three on the list that concern Uganda, I wish I could force the entire Invisible Children organization to read Decency and Excess: Global Aspirations and Material Deprivation on a Caribbean…"
Dec 17, 2012
Brendan P. Sullivan replied to Jacob Lee's discussion Reading List for the Ambitious Non-Graduate Student
"Here's my list -I hope you may find something that you'd like to read. I can't say if I would expect any well educated PhD to have read these because I don't know many and I followed my interests on my own to find and read this…"
Dec 16, 2012
ryan anderson replied to Jacob Lee's discussion Reading List for the Ambitious Non-Graduate Student
"A few books: Anything by George Stocking for the history of anthropology angle. Eric Wolf: Europe and the People Without History William Roseberry: Anthropologies and Histories Michel Rolf Trouillot: Global Transformations Marcel Mauss: The Gift"
Dec 15, 2012
Larry Stout replied to Jacob Lee's discussion Reading List for the Ambitious Non-Graduate Student
"Sorry, I thought I had replied to this earlier.  Answer: No, I haven't read them.  Was fishing for a cogent review."
Dec 13, 2012
Larry Stout replied to Jacob Lee's discussion Reading List for the Ambitious Non-Graduate Student
"Sorry to say, I haven't read them either!  Was fishing for a cogent review."
Dec 12, 2012
Keith Hart replied to Jacob Lee's discussion Reading List for the Ambitious Non-Graduate Student
"Unfortunately I haven't. But tell us about what you got from them."
Dec 12, 2012
Larry Stout replied to Jacob Lee's discussion Reading List for the Ambitious Non-Graduate Student
"Hello, Jacob Whether "Lightning Warrior", by Matthew Looper (superlative Mayanist epigrapher/art historian), would make a must-read list concocted by knowledgeable anthropologists, I couldn't say.  I will say that this book about…"
Dec 12, 2012

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At 1:22pm on November 7, 2010, Francine Barone said…
Thanks, Jacob!
At 2:56pm on October 25, 2010, Udo Krautwurst said…
Hi Jacob,
Thanks for the greetings. I'm looking forward to lots of stimulating dialogue with you and the entire OAC community.
At 1:23am on October 13, 2010, Philip Swift said…
Many thanks Jacob,
I hope the paper - somewhat obscure as it is - will make for an interesting discussion.
Fingers crossed!
 
 
 

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