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.
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…Continue
Posted on July 26, 2010 at 10:19pm
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…Continue
Posted on July 21, 2010 at 11:12pm — 13 Comments
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…Continue
Posted on June 23, 2010 at 10:04pm — 2 Comments