"Oh please, John. I live in California. Sugar is just so politically incorrect. Only stevia, please. Or agave. I am just saying that I would prefer Roy Wagner on metaphor--let's just drop another name, OK...--to…"
"Here is an expired Groupon offer for pole dancing in Paris that I tried to get a friend to buy for his wife back in November 2011. Maybe this is the best example of French pole dancing that I can find. Courtesy of Pink Paradise, vive la…"
"I certainly do not think that French theory is any sort of pole star around which debate revolves. Just the other day I was thrilled to see, for example, a painting that the Swiss painter Giacometti did in the early fifties of a Japanese…"
"Hi John: This is interesting. But when I read it against the work of the anthropologists who do/did work in China whose work I am most familiar with--George William Skinner and Michael Puitt (sp?), I need some more explanation. Oh, and…"
"I would be very careful about using Geertz. He is very psychological and ahistorical. And, based on what I saw when I did fieldwork in Morocco in the mid-1990s, it appears that Geertz may have collaborated with the CIA when Geertz did…"
"Sorry, but for my money, performance theory is a bunch of crap. Stay away from it. It really has no explanatory power. You will wind up with really bad American readings of Lacan if you stick to performance theory. I am…"