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£Caben otras lenguas en el foro principal de OAC?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Hart Jul 4, 2009.

Personal media and social leadership
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Postill Jul 11, 2009.

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Relocation, Relocation

I've suggested in a couple of OAC places that the heart of this site ought to be its Discussion Forum. That is where we can collectively exploit the threaded sociality that characterises this kind of website - a sociality that is primarily spun through threads not groups.



The individual and collective benefits of starting a thread in the Discussion Forum as opposed to a group are by now clear. As an individual thread… Continue

Posted on July 11, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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At 6:50am on September 16, 2009, Nold Egenter said…
....there is a new post, maybe of interest? Anthropology of Habitat and Architecture: The five main lines of the evolution of culture". You will find it at the OAC-Blog site and in the photo-section.
At 9:45pm on September 8, 2009, Mylene Hengen said…
Thanks for the add. I actually work similarly on visual media and "nation-building." I was also at the U of Bremen not so long ago for the American Indian Workshop. Can't say I enjoyed the city in February though :P
At 3:53pm on August 18, 2009, BHKTOP POMANOB said…
Hi John,

Thank you very much for your comment. Yes, I have, but I have it at home, so tomorrow I'll send it to you, ok Thanks for your comment, and, please, join us at our page.
At 11:59am on June 3, 2009, Keith Hart said…
I am very interested in mobile phones in Africa. Of all the platforms for the digital revolution only mobile phones have a built-in payment system. the web doesn't and this is a major problem. East Africans have lept at the chance to take advantage of this and in many ways they lead the world now as innovators. This may not in itself overcome the tremendous obstacles to economic development there, but, if I had said five years ago that parts of Africa are leading the world in commercial and other applications of mobile telephony, who would have believed it?
At 8:55pm on June 2, 2009, Keith Hart said…
Money does many things, but I have come to believe that one of its chief functions is to mediate the extremes of everyday particulars and the universe we inhabit, our finite needs/desires and the infinite potential of the world.
At 1:27pm on May 30, 2009, Francine Barone said…
Welcome, John. Great to see you here.
 
 
 

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