""In a feudal world, kings and lords are in charge. In a warring world, military strongmen are in charge. In a capitalistic world, where the world order is measured by GDP indexes and where nations form alliances based on economic cooperation -…"
"Does the OAC need a new social model?
I would say it could use some type of economic model and a clear mission statement that would help people do things like getting published, acquire funding for existing (and future) research projects,
"It is definitely a good question. Determining the impetus for any change in subsistence methodology and or social complexity is always a prominent question. In the case you describe I think questions such as these could be directed to specific…"
"In order to actually open things to tourism it probably makes sense to limit tourist access to specific days/times.
I similar problem came up in the Thailand after Jim Thompson created the "Jim Thompson House". It was never actually…"
"Leave it to John (and a few of the others on this site) to answer in a concise and accurate manner.
-but in the end I think you answered your own question Ash- at least as far as I'm concerned.
as long as the "original worshipers"…"
"A video camera
A laptop computer
A permit provided by the Government of the country you want to conduct your research in (necessary for publishing in peer reviewed outlets)
Plenty of pencils and blank notebooks.
Read and carry the following book…"
Sorry I didn't get you the info on my project in Cebu in the Barangay Camdulawan. We have some funding problems there too but that's a different story- and we are approaching it differently due to the nature of the project. I…"
The aim of this group is to discuss issues of consumption through multiple perspectives, by investigating consumption as praxis, its relations to capitalism, historical developments and everydayness, ethnographic aspects...and more!
"Dr. Muyekho Barasa
Thank you. You have brought to light (what I consider) one of the main problems in Anthropology. There is however a thread that runs through the discipline that suggests that Anthropology should "give something…"
That is a very interesting idea. I think in a way it disrupts the normal evolutionary biological imperatives that are the products of our genome and our cultural heritage. This brings up the topic discussed in the late…"
It's a bit late here and I'm sleepy but let me give this a try.
I have been living in and studying indigenous the Asian peoples in Vietnam, China, Thailand and Cambodia for about 10 years now. From what I have…"
"Possibly a good idea for Anthropologists to write Historical fiction. This limits the tedium of meeting the criteria to fall under the category of non-fiction yet offers the ethnologist the opportunity to keep the research results accurate and…"
Point taken. On the one hand, You are right that a pious evocation of anthropology as a potential source of social glue for a world falling apart will not do by itself. I trace an "anthropology of unequal society" back to Rousseau via Morgan and Engels and more recent anthropologists like Goody and Wolf. Rousseau had several bites at the cherry including positive treatises on politics and education. I am really only saying that anthropology might raise its sights to addressing humanity as a whole for a change. But that will not be enough by itself.