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Updating the Anthropological Act for the 21st Century
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I originally posted these comments in a thread in the Anthropology of Globalism group. However, it was suggested that it should be placed in a forum, where more people could comment on it. I'm just…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Findlay Sep 7, 2010.

 

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Valentini replied to Joel M. Wright's discussion Foucault and Consensus in the group Theory in Anthropology
"Hi Neil,  I'm working on my undergraduate thesis about grassroots politics and subjectivity among young people in Athens, Greece, and I've been looking into biopolitics and Foucault's ideas about power, and it would be great if I…"
Nov 19, 2013
Neil Turner replied to Joel M. Wright's discussion Foucault and Consensus in the group Theory in Anthropology
"Hi Stuart, Thank you for the kind words. The essays are comprised from a wide variety of philosophical, historical and literary sources and authors not only the works of Foucault. Their purpose was to provide a foundation for a series of lectures…"
Feb 19, 2013
Stuart Steidle replied to Joel M. Wright's discussion Foucault and Consensus in the group Theory in Anthropology
"Neil -- I'm astonished by the breadth and depth of Foucalt you've seemingly penetrated.  Any chance you'd be willing to share your essays with another Foucalt-novice? Thanks and best, Stuart "
Feb 18, 2013
Joel M. Wright replied to Keith Hart's discussion Manifesto for a human economy
"That article: Brown, Ed, et al. 2010. World City Networks and Global Commodity Chains: towards a world-systems’ integration. Global Networks 10(1): 12-34. "
Feb 6, 2013
Joel M. Wright replied to Keith Hart's discussion Manifesto for a human economy
"The second chart is what I would call an Income Curve, or Income Slope, for the USA. So, you might notice, just by eyeballing the data, how the curve seems to climb increasingly (until you get to the dubious category of $200,000 or more). It would…"
Feb 6, 2013
Joel M. Wright replied to Keith Hart's discussion Manifesto for a human economy
"Two quick points. First, here is an interesting article on connecting World City Networks theory and Global Commodity Chains theory. I like both approaches because they develop World Systems approach, seeming to focus it down to more concrete…"
Feb 6, 2013
Joel M. Wright replied to Keith Hart's discussion Manifesto for a human economy
"Please note that the following is a lost post from last Friday (I believe). I will go back and read the dialogue since the time it was written in order to keep abreast of comments here. Excuse me if it seems that I am repeating anything already said…"
Feb 5, 2013
Joel M. Wright left a comment for Muhammad Waqas
"Salaam, Muhammad Waqas."
Feb 4, 2013
Joel M. Wright replied to Sareeta Amrute's discussion need a good short reading on colonialism
"Sareeta, I would highly recommend Arjun Appadurai's chapter on Indian Cricket in Modernity at Large. It is grounded in historical context and demonstrates nicely the principle of cultural hybridity in the administration of colonies,…"
Feb 1, 2013
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"Hello, Miss Jah!"
Feb 1, 2013
Joel M. Wright replied to Jah Paz's discussion Dilemma with approaching the field in the group Philosophical Anthropology/Anthropology of Philosophy
"I also seem to remember an article on Feminism and cultural diversity concerning anthropological theories of value in the following: Toward An Anthropological Theory of Value: The False Coin of Our Own Dreams In case that link does not work, the…"
Jan 25, 2013
Joel M. Wright replied to Jah Paz's discussion Dilemma with approaching the field in the group Philosophical Anthropology/Anthropology of Philosophy
"Hello Jah! A couple of years ago, an excellent student of mine wrote a paper on this article. I still have not had time to read the article, but I come back to thinking about the limits of feminism, anthropology, and ethnography…"
Jan 25, 2013
Joel M. Wright commented on Kate Wood's blog post techniques and technologies are harder than we think!
"John, I knew there was something about you that I really liked (beside your apparent personality). Confession: I, too, am a lefty (in more ways than one).   Keith: I had the same first response. In 200 years, typing on a keyboard may…"
Oct 3, 2012
Joel M. Wright replied to Jacob Lee's discussion Reading List for the Ambitious Non-Graduate Student
"Building on John's comments, I'd add the following: Elementary Forms of Religious Life, Division of Labor in Society, Francis LaFesche's Osage and the Invisible World.   In grad-level work, it's likely that students will get…"
Oct 3, 2012
Keith Hart replied to Joel M. Wright's discussion Rent Extraction in the group Anthropology and/of Globalization
"Your follow-up point is a bit naive, Joel. The problem with buying in when things are cheap is that no-one knows when the market is going to bottom out. Keynes lost his shirt more than once selling short. Marx has an abstract analysis in Capital.…"
Sep 20, 2012
Joel M. Wright replied to Joel M. Wright's discussion Rent Extraction in the group Anthropology and/of Globalization
"Sorry for the double post, but a thought just occurred to me. It seems to me that, in an economic downturn (recession or depression), someone, somewhere, is likely to be making a tidy profit. If we take economies as systems (and who wouldn't),…"
Sep 20, 2012

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Legos Atlanis, Praxis for Children, and the Ideology of Manifest Destiny

Recently, my niece turned the magical age of 5. As one of her birthday presents, she received a Typhoon Turbo Sub, a Lego set from the Atlantis line, and a rather cool looking piece of submarine machinery, at that; shiny, red, and sporting large propellers.

It also came with a anthropomorphic shark figure with…

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Posted on July 26, 2010 at 10:19pm

Bureacracy and Complicity

Some years ago, I read Franz Kafka's The Trial, or at least the English translation of it. The story stuck in my mind and made quite an impression on me.

Particularly, I was struck by the chapter in which Herr K visits Herr Huld, encounters the similarly duped Block and is confronted with Leni, Huld's promiscuous nurse. From the point of that chapter on, I started to form a synthesis on what Kafka was getting at, which I can only describe as the interactional…

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Posted on July 21, 2010 at 11:12pm — 13 Comments

Class and Status

In a thread entitled "Updating the Anthropological Act for the 21st Century," I made the claim that there is a disjuncture between institutional frameworks and critical frameworks.

Currently, I'm working on a write-up for a survey that I've developed for a service offered at my small institution. Item 1 on the…

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Posted on June 23, 2010 at 10:04pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:43pm on December 10, 2014, Jah Paz said…

Took me a little while, i know :)

Hey Joel, what's up? 

At 1:54pm on August 6, 2010, MAI Saptenno said…
Hello Joel, thank you for adding me. Looking forward to participate in the nteresting discussions in your blog.
At 8:30am on June 10, 2010, Jim said…
Hi Joel, thanks for the add:)
At 6:10am on June 8, 2010, Philip Swift said…
Dear Joel,

Many thanks!
Gosh - how annoying. Just as I'm about to post my latest contribution to the debate, I see John's well-directed comments and realize that mine are now more or less obsolete! Oh well...

All the best,

Phil
At 8:07pm on June 7, 2010, Philip Swift said…
Dear Joel,

Excellent comments you make in the Disputed Questions debate. Hope I can find time this evening to contribute too. To be honest, I agree with you on a lot of what you've written!

All the best,

Phil
At 5:27am on May 14, 2010, John McCreery said…
As far as I can make out, the friends thing provides a back channel in which we can communicate privately. A useful thing sometimes.
At 2:16am on April 28, 2010, Paul Wren said…
Joel,

Welcome to the OAC, and thank you for making such positive contributions so quickly. I would like to point you to our guidelines under the "About" menu, as we strongly urge members to provide their full name in the interest of openness.

Again, welcome!

Paul Wren
OAC admin (well, one of them)
 
 
 

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