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Joshua Smith added a discussion to the group Fieldwork, Ethic and Anthropology
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Action Anthropology and Sol Tax in 2012: The Final Word?

A new book on action anthropology put out by the Journal of Northwest Anthropology is out. You can find it at Amazon. Here is the abstract of this excellent new work:Action Anthropology and Sol Tax are both important chapters in the development of contemporary anthropology and applied social science. Although unknown or forgotten by most, both continue to be revered and applied by a group of intellectual descendants who will not let die either the man or the approach to helping communities. In…See More
Apr 3, 2013
Joshua Smith added a discussion to the group Theory for Anthropology
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Action Anthropology and Sol Tax in 2012: The Final Word?

A new book on action anthropology put out by the Journal of Northwest Anthropology is out. You can find it at Amazon. Here is the abstract of this excellent new work:Action Anthropology and Sol Tax are both important chapters in the development of contemporary anthropology and applied social science. Although unknown or forgotten by most, both continue to be revered and applied by a group of intellectual descendants who will not let die either the man or the approach to helping communities. In…See More
Apr 3, 2013
Joshua Smith added a discussion to the group Applied Anthropology
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Action Anthropology and Sol Tax in 2012: The Final Word?

A new book on action anthropology put out by the Journal of Northwest Anthropology is out. You can find it at Amazon. Here is the abstract of this excellent new work:Action Anthropology and Sol Tax are both important chapters in the development of contemporary anthropology and applied social science. Although unknown or forgotten by most, both continue to be revered and applied by a group of intellectual descendants who will not let die either the man or the approach to helping communities. In…See More
Apr 3, 2013
Joshua Smith added a discussion to the group Anthropology of Colonialism and Empire
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Action Anthropology and Sol Tax in 2012: The Final Word?

A new book on action anthropology put out by the Journal of Northwest Anthropology is out. You can find it at Amazon. Here is the abstract of this excellent new work:Action Anthropology and Sol Tax are both important chapters in the development of contemporary anthropology and applied social science. Although unknown or forgotten by most, both continue to be revered and applied by a group of intellectual descendants who will not let die either the man or the approach to helping communities. In…See More
Apr 3, 2013
Joshua Smith added a discussion to the group History of Anthropology
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Action Anthropology and Sol Tax in 2012: The Final Word?

A new book on action anthropology put out by the Journal of Northwest Anthropology is out. You can find it at Amazon. Here is the abstract of this excellent new work:Action Anthropology and Sol Tax are both important chapters in the development of contemporary anthropology and applied social science. Although unknown or forgotten by most, both continue to be revered and applied by a group of intellectual descendants who will not let die either the man or the approach to helping communities. In…See More
Apr 3, 2013
Joshua Smith added a discussion to the group decolonizing anthropology
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Action Anthropology and Sol Tax in 2012: The Final Word?

A new book on action anthropology put out by the Journal of Northwest Anthropology is out. You can find it at Amazon. Here is the abstract of this excellent new work: Action Anthropology and Sol Tax are both important chapters in the development of contemporary anthropology and applied social science. Although unknown or forgotten by most, both continue to be revered and applied by a group of…See More
Apr 3, 2013
Sheyma Buali left a comment for Joshua Smith
"thanks for that, i think that 'The Social Life of Stories' will be very helpful.  Thanks suggesting it!"
Sep 9, 2012
Joshua Smith replied to Erin B. Taylor's discussion Why do anthropologists only write for each other? in the group The Anthropology of Anthropology
"In the Tax papers in the archives at the U. of Chicago, I found a note where Sol had written: 'advocacy doesn't need to be any more explicit than Imperialism is'. I have not stopped thinking about it and this may be the title of my…"
Aug 7, 2012
Joshua Smith replied to Erin B. Taylor's discussion Why do anthropologists only write for each other? in the group The Anthropology of Anthropology
"This is a great question and one which often creates a lot of debate. It is amazing how far anthropology has entrenched itself within its own practices. One reflection I will offers, is we have cannabalized some of our most 'public' and…"
Aug 7, 2012
Joshua Smith added a discussion to the group decolonizing anthropology
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Lets talk...

I started this group with purpose of creating a space for folks to discuss the intersections of anthropologies and colonialism(s). Its been a long time since Ive bothered to look at OAC, but there are many members of this group, much to my surprise. Im wondering if anyone wants to join in a discussion about our interests in either or both anthropology and/or colonialism vis a vis each other? Im a PhD student working on the political philosophy of Sol Tax's action anthropology; a history of…See More
Jul 3, 2012
Joshua Smith replied to Toby Austin Locke's discussion Human rights imperialism? in the group Political and Legal Anthropology
"I think this is close to being the most important question facing us today. The human rights discourses of the UNhs, NGOs and those of national governments are imperialist by design and in implementation; especially when the notion of the rights of…"
Jan 10, 2011
Joshua Smith replied to Joshua Smith's discussion Sol Tax in the group History of Anthropology
"Stocking notes that Tax is, at least, as important as Boas, but he downplays Tax's theoretical contributions. I argue in my work that Tax's contributions and actively subjugated in the historiogrphy of anthropology for a number of reasons.…"
Nov 13, 2010
Alexander King replied to Joshua Smith's discussion Sol Tax in the group History of Anthropology
"I would agree that Sol Tax is most likely underrated, but I would like a short note on why you think he is as important as Boas. Sure he founded an important journal and his 'action anthropology' was a challenge to scientistic norms of the…"
Nov 12, 2010
Joshua Smith added a discussion to the group History of Anthropology
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Sol Tax

I thought about adding to the lists of significant anthropologists with a nod to Sol Tax, but I also felt that he is somewhat of a Maverick as well. So I am adding a discussion topic as my research on Tax continues, I am more and more bewildered at the historicity and historiography of anthropology. My first paper on Tax has recently come out in The Histories of Anthropology Annual (Volume 6), and as I conintue with my graduate studies in the history of anthropology, it is increasingly more…See More
Nov 11, 2010
Joshua Smith added a discussion to the group Action Anthropology
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A long time...

Its been a long time since I started this group and checking in I see 44 members. Feel free to post here your interest in action anthropology or what compels about joining the group. My interest began as an undergrad, which I just finished this past summer. I was doing directed studies with a former student of Sol Tax's and i started looking itno who Tax was and just what he was up to. Now I will be doing my doctorate studies on Tax and action anthropology. I'm not sure if folks are checking in…See More
Nov 10, 2010
Joshua Smith added a discussion to the group Action Anthropology
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Action Anthropology & the Colonial Encounter

Its been a while since Ive 'checked in' with the OAC. Im off to start my MA where I will be doing more research on Sol Tax, action anthropology and the history of anthropology. I hope to stay in touch with this forum and keep posting updates form my research or from the 'field' so to speak. What I am inevitably focusing on is the relations between settler peoples and indigenous peoples in North America with a particular focus on the role of science (mainly anthropologists) in colonialism today.…See More
Aug 16, 2010

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At 12:49pm on September 9, 2012, Sheyma Buali said…

thanks for that, i think that 'The Social Life of Stories' will be very helpful.  Thanks suggesting it!

 
 
 

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