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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 John McCreery Sep 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.

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

Started Feb 28

 

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Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The polls got it wrong, again... The end of 'social science'? Time to stop predicting and start listening...
"     Trump's victory due to institutions.  Not following here.  Which institutions?  How did they assure Trump victory? "
Nov 25
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The polls got it wrong, again... The end of 'social science'? Time to stop predicting and start listening...
"  John:  “There is, moreover, one reads online, growing evidence of voter suppression, manipulation and outright voter fraud in the rust belt states that cost Clinton the election.These facts, if they are, indeed, facts, to not…"
Nov 24
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The polls got it wrong, again... The end of 'social science'? Time to stop predicting and start listening...
"      Michael, were there any safe spaces at the AAA meetings this year?  What’s the prevailing mood, post-Trump?  The Zero Anthro prediction that Trump would win, coming in May as it did, is really…"
Nov 21
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The polls got it wrong, again... The end of 'social science'? Time to stop predicting and start listening...
"  Huon:  . . . if you want to know what is going on then you need to stop paying attention to the most superficial elements of culture and look at and listen to real patterns of action. The standard Malinowskian mantra is usually…"
Nov 18
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The polls got it wrong, again... The end of 'social science'? Time to stop predicting and start listening...
"      Regarding the importance of ethnography in understanding the Trump phenomenon, Paul Stoller has an eloquent account in Huffington Post:   “Revisiting the Anthropology of Trump:  Ethnography and the…"
Nov 17
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The polls got it wrong, again... The end of 'social science'? Time to stop predicting and start listening...
"                John, I’m not sure of your reference here, but I don’t think it is simply “adding more rants to the thousands that already clutter social…"
Nov 17
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The polls got it wrong, again... The end of 'social science'? Time to stop predicting and start listening...
"  Huon:  . . . huge numbers of voters for both these events [Brexit and Trump] made their vote with a shark smile at the sheer absurdity and carnival of bringing these results about. There is an atavistic, burlesque, element to all this…"
Nov 14
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The polls got it wrong, again... The end of 'social science'? Time to stop predicting and start listening...
"      As Huon notes, a big loser in the presidential election was applied social science:  exit polls, tracking polls, regular polls, focus groups, all parts of an elaborate and expensive quantitative enterprise that got it…"
Nov 13
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion What are institutions for?--the Daily Mail's 'Enemies of the People' headline
"      I’ll let Huon speak for himself here, but I took the meaning of his post to be that of Malinowski in F and C, that “ traditional institutions provide the arena in which freedoms can be exercised.” …"
Nov 6
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion What are institutions for?--the Daily Mail's 'Enemies of the People' headline
"      Since vote-casting is big right now, I’ll weigh in here.  Rather than the Brexit conundrum, though, my vote applies to institutions on my side of the Atlantic.  And here I’ll vote with the sentiment…"
Nov 5
Lee Drummond replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion Hacking, Cheating etc
"     Is ideology a Foucaultian “embodied ideology become unconscious habit” or some sort of appendage or growth on a substratum of common sense?  At this point, I admit, I’m lost, floundering in those deep and…"
Oct 16
Lee Drummond replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion Hacking, Cheating etc
"    We might do well to return to something like Abraham’s original question:  What does anthropology have to say about Bolt and Armstrong using performance-enhancing drugs in athletic events?  Maybe this will let us…"
Oct 12
Lee Drummond left a comment for Sergei Kan
"Hi Sergei,      Welcome to Open Anthro Coop.  Glad you could make it.  Since it's a completely  open group with no "peer review" you'll find a wide range of material.  But overall, I think,…"
Oct 9
Lee Drummond replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion Hacking, Cheating etc
"      Yes, best to lose “precise” and thus avoid questions about what constitutes a more or less adequate description of a social-cultural framework.      I’d say that common sense is a…"
Oct 6
Lee Drummond replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion Hacking, Cheating etc
"      Once there is a concept of “nature” lurking behind the ordinary language uses of “natural” it seems impossible to parse those uses out on a scale of more or less objective, more or less true to…"
Oct 5
Lee Drummond replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion Hacking, Cheating etc
"  John:  Question for Lee. Would you agree that when we start hacking the genome, the original nature/culture distinction ceases to be relevant, sincethereisnolonger any way inwhichthedistinctilncan be maintained?      …"
Oct 2

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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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