"Surely the significant difference between early humans and primate ancestors is the incest prohibition. Most other discussions are going to be about consequences of this feature and not causes of the significance."
"Dear Carolina Maria,
I once taught a huge "Other Peoples' Worlds" course many years ago, using Islam, women, and the deaf as the three cultural examples on which we were going to focus (bouncing, of course, off the…"
"I'm not sure about "handmaiden..." but Kathleen Gough, I believe, coined the expression "child of imperialism." You might start with her "New Proposals for Anthropologists" in CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY, 9, 1968; or her…"
"Mylene, thanks for inviting me. I only occasionally visit this site, so am late acknowledging you. I am going to attend the Soc for Cul Anth meetings in Santa Fe this May, but am not reading anything concerning art or film. You probably know some of…"
Kinship refers to relations between individuals who are in relationships either by descent or marriage (and in some occasions fictive kinship).A field that is now ignored by researchers and scholars, despite it's use for areas like gender studies.
Yes, I agree. And our mythologies mean we don't believe theirs (ours are history, theirs are myth). And the elite of the profession set the prevailing methodologies and theories. I have an essay in the Asad volume (the first devoted to…"
Yes, the silence is shocking. Probably a consequence of loyality and power by way of elite institutions (i.e., Harvard, with its legacy of Tozzer, Kluckhohn, etc, not to mention Coon and others in physical anthro).
And yes, the…"
"Joshua, Part of this concerns the different colonial experiences of the former "great" imperial powers (England, France, etc) as opposed to the earlier creeping colonial expansion of America, Spain, etc. There really was no…"
Join us for discussion on topics related to anthropology of the Middle East. What's new in anthropology in the region? What do we mean by the "Middle East" today? What kinds of research should we be engaged in to transform anthro. in the region?See More
A group critiquing the militarization of anthropology. Possible topics include: resistance tactics, monitoring funding programs, historical relationships between anthropologists and military/intelligence agencies, anthropology and COIN, etc.See More
Discuss fieldwork, ethics on methods and tools of the anthropological trade.Every fieldworker has been faced with questions regarding their own work and how they should proceed.This group should also used as an introduction to fieldwork issues.See More