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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 Huon Wardle 5 hours ago.

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.

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

Invitation to a Discussion of “Metaphors Be with You: A Cultural Analysis of Star Wars”

    The recent appearance and phenomenal popularity of the latest Star Wars sequel, The Force Awakens, have renewed public – and hopefully anthropological – interest in what that all means, in what…Continue

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Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Which, I should add, is not to deliberately derail John's discussion of Stengers, but contrarily to illustrate it: humans live within worlds within worlds to be tended to."
5 hours ago
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Hhm. Food for thought. one more delicacy from the article to add to John's takeaway: Families that eat brains follow only certain rituals. ''Someone comes by the house with just the head of a squirrel,'' Dr. Weisman said,…"
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Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"John,      Stengers' work indeed sounds deep, well worth study.  Unread as I am, I'd not heard of her before Huon's gig on Academia.  Here's a stray thought:  Perhaps Huon, as a fellow…"
10 hours ago
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"I have eaten squirrel. But not the brains or the innards. Didn't know that squirrel stew is called "burgoo." Now, with that admission over, I would like to return to something Lee wrote, Isabelle Stenger's answer, as I…"
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Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
""Squirrels are a popular food in rural Kentucky, where people eat either the meat or the brains but generally not both, Dr. Weisman said. Families tend to prefer one or the other depending on tradition. Those who eat only squirrel meat chop up…"
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Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
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Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
" Huon,      As we say down home, "What's your favorite part of the squirrel?".    "
22 hours ago
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
" the barbarity of ISIS is not an aberration of what we once liked to call “human nature.”  Those barbarities are part and parcel of our humanity.  Rage and Love are part of the basic make up of human society, but what kind…"
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Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"      John poses what is close to the ultimate question for anthropologists to ask themselves and whoever will listen to them (a vanishingly small number):  John:  How do we negotiate co-existence with others whose…"
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John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"As a read what Lee has written here, I was instantly reminded of what Clifford Geertz wrote in "The Impact of the Concept of Culture on the Concept of Man" concerning claims of universality, an essential humanity captured in classic works…"
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Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"    Having dismissed race as a regrettable product of "circumstances", the American anthropological community, under the aegis of the editorial board of the AAA, avoids dealing with the fact that race is real.  Per the…"
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John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"This seems terribly grim to me. My own ambitions have shrunk with time. I seek pleasure in improving my knowledge in the company of convivial friends who pursue similar goals and embark together on similar intellectual adventures. Returning to the…"
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Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Well, the students are right arent they? In a sense. if truth is socially or culturally constructed this means that the very ideas the student is learning are also a construct and effectively there is no difference between figure and ground or a…"
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John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"We might profitably revisit the binary opposition of reality v illusion/fiction that makes anything socially constructed seem insubstantial. Got my copies of Isabelle Stengers' Cosmopolitics I and II and am finding myself…"
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Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"So a variant of the problem of noise and signal in communication. Savage Minds needs a better quality Hi-Fi system."
Monday
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Exactly! Exactly!"
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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

 

 

            Seven successive Tour de France victories,…

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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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