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Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
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Invitation to a Discussion:  What Do American Anthropologists Say about Trump’s Election, and What Does Trump’s Election Say about American Anthropology?       In an OAC Forum begun last month, The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ryan anderson Feb 16.

Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
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Moderated Minds:  Is Savage Minds a “Safe Space”?      It’s a real shame.  To my knowledge there are only two well-established anthropology websites which incorporate an open access – open comment…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John McCreery Jan 14.

PART TWO: Metaphors Be with You: A Cultural Analysis of Star Wars
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Inside the Theatre:  Semiosis in Star Wars            While the tendency in discussions of the role of technology in modern life is to emphasize the novelty of our situation, marveling at the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Drummond Mar 26, 2016.

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION: Metaphors Be with You: A Cultural Analysis of Star Wars

 Please note:  Although total file size of essay is less than 100,000 characters,the Forum limit, the site disallows the full essay on the basis of length.  Part Two contains the remainder of the…Continue

Started Feb 28, 2016

 

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John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"Ryan, we are clearly on the same page, and there are clearly many lines to pursue. That said, I must now move on. If you have followed my ramblings on Facebook, you may know that tomorrow I return to teaching. An old friend, Huang Shumin, the former…"
Feb 12
ryan anderson replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"Hey John, ya I agree that voter impressions are going to depend on existing conditions and prejudices. But it's also a dynamic thing, meaning that people's ideas/leanings shift a lot, even if they're anchored in certain foundations…"
Feb 10
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"Ryan, I consider what you have written here an excellent summary of the current state of the debate. What follows is intended as a development, an addition to and not a critique, of what you have said. Having worked in advertising, I know that…"
Feb 10
ryan anderson replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"There's also this post from Alex on Savage Minds: https://savageminds.org/2017/01/30/the-anthropology-of-trumps-executive-order-on-immigration/ One part of the post: "There is a lot more to say about Trump’s executive order —…"
Feb 9
ryan anderson replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"1) In the beginning of his chapter on Nationalist Socialist Germany, Eric Wolf argues that the movement is best understood as "akin to cargo cults and ghost dances studied by anthropologists than as a rational deployment of means to ends. Its…"
Feb 9
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"  Michael:  But the more compelling reason to take wrestling seriously is the sophisticated understanding professional wrestling has developed over the years of the relationship between fact and narrative. Pro wrestling has a complex and…"
Feb 5
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"  Still mulling over Trump and WWE.  The return of Gorgeous George?  Wrestling + reality TV make a mighty duo in a cultural analysis of the Trump phenomenon.  Reelity vis-à-vis Reality;  Art vis-à-vis…"
Feb 4
Michael Scroggins replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"Isn't this how Trump fired the acting attorney general the other day? Politics is like wrestling;  the action is worked but the injuries are real. I also want to keep open the possibility that Trump can't tell the real from the…"
Feb 2
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"  Will the Mighty Sheikh Hurl His Magic Fireball?      (title of a long-ago essay by Jim Freedman)       Great stuff, way more fun than slicing and dicing election stats.  Smarks and marks. …"
Feb 1
Michael Scroggins replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"I am thinking out loud here as I try to wrap my head around the events of the last 10 days. American Carnage: Works and Shoots. We have spent some on which anthropologists and journalists saw Trump coming, which were caught by surprise, and why that…"
Feb 1
Cecilia Montero Mórtola replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
Jan 30
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"Re Hispanics: One possible explanation is that Trump wasn't perceived as slandering "Hispanics." His rhetoric and the policy proposal to build a wall are both directed primarily at Mexicans."
Jan 30
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"     In another brilliant piece on the Trump phenomenon, “How to Read Donald Trump like Donald Duck,” Max Forte in Zero Anthropology combines two threads we’ve been pursuing here: the Jobs Trump and the Celebrity…"
Jan 28
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"What is blocking my watching the YouTube is intellectual property law and the wishes of the supplier of certain content that it not be made available in Japan, very likely because they hope to sell a subscription to Japanese viewers and don't…"
Jan 26
Cecilia Montero Mórtola replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"So...it is very complex that place more than Benedict said and what I studied a long time ago about all the shogunatos etc. etc.  but times changes... just a moment I ve received…"
Jan 25
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"It is unavailable because certain YouTube channels are restricted to other parts of the world, not because of anything here in Japan itself."
Jan 25

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Open Access on Steroids!

Talk about open access.  Just came across this reference to Sci-Hub on the OAC Facebook page.  For those who haven't noticed it:  

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Posted on February 17, 2016 at 9:16pm

Merry Christmas! . . . oops, I mean . . .

Inspired by Freeman Dyson's "Heretical Thoughts on Science and Society":  

A Christmas Story

 

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    It’s Christmas 2025.  The Donald, having forced through a constitutional amendment, is into his third term.  True to his early campaign promise, he’s driven Starbucks into bankruptcy and got…

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Posted on December 6, 2015 at 11:38pm — 1 Comment

Lance Armstrong: The Reality Show (A Cultural Analysis)

 

                                        Lance Armstrong:  The Reality Show  (A Cultural Analysis)

 

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April - May 2013

 

 

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Posted on July 4, 2013 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

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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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