"also to ask how it can be done ... activism divides itself in many ways. complementary groups need to be formed: a method scientists use for discovery.
Anthropology is making its way into business, certainly into development organizations.…"
"Joshua - there are a couple of excellent Canadian organizations that can help you:
University Manitoba - see Fikret Berkes and his work
IDRC has regular information on this.
The Canadians have led in developing "co-management" theory and…"
"I'm working on an article that draws comparisons between Wall Street traders' and indigenous peoples' management methods. In the course of that I've found many instances of local people pushing back on outside incursions…"
You are brilliant!
Yes, that is just it. The Double Movement. Now is the time to "talk about it" . Global organizations are in a state of transition and even large financial organizations are…"
"I'm doing a comparison of indigenous watershed management systems and financial trading systems - they have much in common.
But what is interesting is finding that the long intact and efficient Bali water/ag/pest system has scale limits -…"
"Local self-sufficiency... Elinor Ostrom ... take a look at this paper, it is well-thoughtout. Even a senior rep from the EU-environmental policy thinks it is a transportable model!
"another thought to add to the pot is that it would be good to try to assemble more information on how specific human groups view each other - I am reminded of the phrase used by the old North American Indian played by Dustn Hoffman in the film…"
"Julia - no I don't think it would improve management of natural resources, mostly because I think it is already being done by indigenous people's own systems, which assign different names to the various properties but achieve similar…"
"This is excellent - I have long been concerned with the efforts of human scientists to distance themselves from the rest of creation, with ever greater difficulty. It requires as you say a Cpernicam revolution, to escape from our species centric…"
Hello all, For a while now I've been thinking about how we remix the animal kingdom and move humans out of the center and into a more fibrous, star-like vision. Sort of jumping beyond what Copernicus did for the solar system and creating a whole new look. What do you think? This would carry anthropology to lots of new places while combining with other fields ... I'm still working on the concept paper, but here are the basics: ""As an organism, Humans cannot yet be considered highly…See More
"Financial trading: a complex biological system?
See how "nutritional points" are determined by researching nomadic peoples!
How can the wealth of data from carefully observed and recorded social systems find a new place in this…"
"I think it's a matter of communication, and the problem that the listener reading their own questions into whatever they hear, making it quite hard for useful knowledge to spread from culture to culture, or level to level, or group to group.…"