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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 Huon Wardle's discussion Hands on the Cave Wall: the neverending human revision of inequality and community
"      Equality.  Inequality.  Community.  Hierarchy. Egalitarianism.  Reciprocity.  Dialectics.  Governance.  Government.  Sovereignty.  Kant.  Hume.  Undertow. …"
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Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Hands on the Cave Wall: the neverending human revision of inequality and community
"      This is an important discussion.  How equality / inequality and hierarchy / community (egalitarian) articulate is a critical question for our unsettled times.      Let me start by noting that…"
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Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
" John,      Thanks very much for hosting an interesting discussion on a most important topic. "
May 11
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
"      We’ve delved pretty deeply into the questions, What is the origin of inequality?  How is it that certain individuals and groups come to exert power over others?  Why do those others generally stand for…"
May 8
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
"  Huon,     On this fateful eve, any thoughts from the Kingdom of Fife about sovereignty, hierarchy, inequality . . . caves? "
May 8
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
"  John,      I doubt that your three premises:   Premise 1: Hierarchy is visible throughout nature. Nothing specially human about it. Premise 2: Immature humans are naturally given to fantasies involving sex, violence,…"
May 8
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
"  John,     Regarding your question: Lee writes, "Since the Piaroa find themselves caught up in the absurdities and ambivalence of life as a consequence of their cosmogenesis, their social life is strongly egalitarian."…"
May 6
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
"John,     You’re probably right.  I should have excepted strains of Eastern mysticism from my gruesome take on origin myth.  Or made it clear that I was more focused on myths of human origin than on the real primeval…"
May 3
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
"  Primordial Violence, Entheogenic Origin of Culture, Hierarchy vs. Egalitarianism   Primordial Violence.      Following a lively exchange of ideas here at OAC about David Graeber’s Shilluk essay, I suggested that…"
May 3
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
"  John (and anybody???),     As you know, normally I’m not this quick on the uptake.  But the weekend (SoCal time) is almost upon me, and the gang at the Sidewinder Bar and Grill tell me they’re planning a real…"
May 1
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
"  John and Huon (anyone else out there?),        I suppose we all have our favorite math metaphors: John seems to favor Pareto’s power laws, Huon not so much.  One of my favorite math metaphors is cellular…"
Apr 30
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion An Archeology of Inequality?
"John,     In response to my call to develop an archeology of inequality which engages the question of the origin of hierarchy in human societies, you argue that the question, as lawyers say, has been “asked and answered”…"
Apr 29
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion 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.”
"  Archeology All,     The seminar, like any rewarding intellectual experience, has left me with questions, in this case one overarching question.  David’s essay develops an “archeology of sovereignty,” and…"
Apr 24
Kristian Garthus-Niegel replied to Lee Drummond's discussion 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.”
"...which could be tested by allowing anonymous participation. "
Apr 24
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion 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.”
" If to mention a downside-issue, I'd wished more voices were involved.  On that point, and on the whole, despite the interest these seminars always seem to generate (e.g. in terms of hits on the page) the general principle is that…"
Apr 24
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion 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.”
"Thanks Lee! Great text and engaging discussion as Kristian said. I look forward to the next development, but can't be sure if I will have time to run a seminar. OAC is a funny place (I mean this, the ning site, I can't speak for its…"
Apr 24

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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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