Those of you who have followed the longest thread in OAC history may have noticed a few messages back an announcement by OAC founder Keith Hart that OAC will not renew its contract with Ning in August and will then cease to exist. For those of us to whom OAC has become an important part of our lives this is a, while perfectly understandable, sad turn of events.
But anthropology lives. I include here the full text of an email message from Junji Koizumi, IUAES Secretary-General,…Continue
Posted on July 4, 2014 at 1:00am — 2 Comments
It was my third time to participate in the annual International Conference on Applications of Anthropology in Business, organized by Robert Tian Guang and held at a venue in China, and my second time to visit Jishou University, which is located in the Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hunan Province in the west of China. The first two…Continue
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Just found an interesting piece titled "Good Group Think" on eighteen chains.com. Resurrects some shrewd observations by Karl Mannheim, from Ideology and Utopia. Most of what we think we learn from others. We add a bit and pass it on. Tracing the routes is a project called the sociology of knowledge. Enjoy. Reflect. Respond. Pass it on.
Posted on February 3, 2014 at 8:29am — 7 Comments
Last night I was at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan in Tokyo attending a "Book Break." The book in question was Japan Copes with Calamity: Ethnographies of the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disasters of March 2011, ed. by Tom Gill, David Slater, and Brigitte Steger. I don't know Brigitte, but Tom and David are old friends. Both are anthropologists, one from the…Continue
Posted on February 1, 2014 at 2:53am