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Welcome to an Informal Seminar on David Graeber’s HAU essay, “The Divine Kingship of the Shilluk: On Violence, Utopia, and the Human Condition, or, Elements for an Archaeology of Sovereignty.”
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    Welcome to the seminar.  Several persons have expressed an interest in participating, so it should be a lively time (forgive me if I don’t write “energizing” or, God forbid, “empowering”).  The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Drummond Apr 24.

Invitation to an Informal Seminar on David Graeber’s HAU essay, “The Divine Kingship of the Shilluk: On Violence, Utopia, and the Human Condition, or, Elements for an Archaeology of Sovereignty.”
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Invitation to an Informal Seminar on David Graeber’s HAU essay, “The Divine Kingship of the Shilluk: On Violence, Utopia, and the Human Condition, or, Elements for an Archaeology of Sovereignty.”  …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Graeber Apr 16.

By the Time We Got to . . . Visions of Freedom through American Decades: Two "Movements" PART 2
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 By the Time We Got to . . . Visions of Freedom through American Decades: Two “Movements” Part 2.  Lee DrummondCenter for Peripheral Studies…Continue

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By the Time We Got to . . . Visions of Freedom through American Decades: Two "Movements"
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 By the Time We Got to . . . Visions of Freedom through American Decades: Two “Movements” Part 1.  Lee DrummondCenter for Peripheral Studies…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Drummond Dec 29, 2014.

 

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Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"  Kristian:  “So Lee, let's say you got a grant to cover, say, 6 full time researchers for five years, to carry out a project to explore the role of irrationality in social life; as the research leader, how would you set it…"
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Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"  Kristian:  “ , , , perpetual ideational dynamos of socio-ecological skewing processes. . .”          I’ve read the above a few times.  Tried to hang a concept on the phrase. …"
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Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"  Kristian,     I find it difficult to square your claim that quantum physics originated in the quest to find a better light bulb (not mouse trap?) with the story (possibly apocryphal) that Heisenberg nearly failed his Ph. D.…"
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Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"  John:  “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”    Dan Quayle:  “When you take the UNCF model that, what a waste it is to lose one's mind, or not to have a mind is being very wasteful, how true that…"
Jun 30
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"  Cecilia,     Thanks for the “Indiscipline” gallery.  Some really striking photos.  Love is the most “irrational” experience, isn’t it?    John,     Regarding…"
Jun 28
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
" Forgot to include the visual:   "
Jun 27
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"  Institutions:  Radio Four and I Love Lucy   Huon:  What is blatantly obvious though is that there are some features, complexes of behaviour, that have a good degree of continuity over time. Which does not imply…"
Jun 27
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"Cecilia, Great images! A welcome touch of whimsy. Even when our topic is "the irrational" it's remarkable how ponderously rational we are. (I really like the exchange between i and pi.)"
Jun 25
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"  Huon, John,      While the culture / society distinction is a useful analytic device, I agree with John, following Turner, that they are two sides of the same coin – something like Saussure’s signifier and…"
Jun 24
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"  Huon,     Thanks very much for your thoughtful critique of my views on what we’re calling here “the irrational in culture.”      On different sides of the Big Pond, you and I cut our…"
Jun 22
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"  Huon:  What work then are the cases of Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal doing in the making of contemporary American culture? Or, for that matter, world culture, since even us folk who don't live there, can't truly fathom its…"
Jun 19
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"  Huon:  Where the irrational reasserts itself is in the media festival surrounding Rachel Dolezal who has been held to account by the media for claiming a 'black' identity when, according to her parents, she is…"
Jun 18
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"  John:  I will stop here and avoid further spoilers. It is clear, however, that while both of these films [Home and Big Hero 6] lend themselves to analysis in terms of Lee's three dimensions, there is much more going on in them. A…"
Jun 17
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"  Kristian:  Lee, I've done way too much anthro, zen, black metal, vampire rpg to be able to ground myself in anything remotely like the rational gaze you're sketching. That's also why I feel I resonate with that moon you…"
Jun 13
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"      Lots to think about with these last posts, and my apologies for being slower than usual to respond.  I’ll just touch on a couple of points here.       Kristian:  Lee, the most starkly…"
Jun 12
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion The Anthropology of Irrationality
"Anthropology of the Irrational       Lee:  So, what would an anthropology of the irrational look like? Huon:  Or is there a rational route into the cultural irrational?     My question…"
Jun 11

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At 11:12am on August 30, 2013, Huon Wardle said…

Lee, I notice you are looking to debate Chagnon etc. The best option is to open a 'forum' thread on that topic. You just click on + Add discussion (bottom left of that box).

cheers, Huon

At 7:49pm on April 19, 2012, Keith Hart said…

Hi, Lee. Long time!

At 4:34am on April 19, 2012, Justin Shaffner said…

Welcome to the OAC, Lee!

 
 
 

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