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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, 2015.

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, 2015.

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

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Lee Drummond replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion 'why did Homo sapiens allow permanent and intractable systems of inequality to first take root?'
"      Huon discusses a fascinating account in WG’s article which, incidentally, does nothing to support their argument that seasonal variation is a crucial / determining factor in the emergence of hierarchy: Elaborate U Pal…"
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Lee Drummond replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion 'why did Homo sapiens allow permanent and intractable systems of inequality to first take root?'
"      Regarding Wengrow’s and Graeber’s article:        First, Huon is right; my first impression of the piece, based on a brief summary, was wrong.  The whole point of the article is to…"
Feb 8
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"Go away.  Far, far, away.  "
Feb 6
Lee Drummond replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion 'why did Homo sapiens allow permanent and intractable systems of inequality to first take root?'
" Troy. "
Feb 3
Lee Drummond replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion 'why did Homo sapiens allow permanent and intractable systems of inequality to first take root?'
"  Abraham,     Apologies.  I didn’t notice the file of the WG article attached to your original post.  Apparently they critique “current academic models” that attribute egalitarian social organization…"
Feb 3
Lee Drummond replied to ryan anderson's discussion Violence (follow up to last seminar and then some)
"Again, from Abraham's forum on the basis of inequality:         As most of you know, I’m keenly interested in any subject suffused with “allegory” (which we might call by another name,…"
Feb 1
Lee Drummond replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion 'why did Homo sapiens allow permanent and intractable systems of inequality to first take root?'
"      As most of you know, I’m keenly interested in any subject suffused with “allegory” (which we might call by another name, “myth”).  Here, though, on the subject of the nature and extent of…"
Feb 1
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The Volume of Being: An upcoming OAC seminar beginning February 15th.
"    Almost all the introductory chapter of What Is Existential Anthropology ("Anthropology and the Existential Turn" by Piette and Jackson) is available as a GoogleBook.  GB also has quite a bit of other parts of…"
Feb 1
Lee Drummond replied to ryan anderson's discussion Violence (follow up to last seminar and then some)
"   I posted the following on Abram’s Forum on the basis of inequality.  Since that discussion rests in some ways on the nature and extent of intergroup violence, I thought I should post it here as…"
Feb 1
Lee Drummond replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion 'why did Homo sapiens allow permanent and intractable systems of inequality to first take root?'
"      In examining the nature and extent of intergroup violence among hunter-foragers and simple horticulturalists, we have identified very different literatures, which cite extensive ethnographic literature to back them…"
Jan 31
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion The Volume of Being: An upcoming OAC seminar beginning February 15th.
"     A good overview of Piette's argument is "Anthropology and the Existential Turn," co-authored with Michael Jackson -- it's the intro essay to their recent book, What is Existential Anthropology?  "
Jan 28
Lee Drummond replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion 'why did Homo sapiens allow permanent and intractable systems of inequality to first take root?'
"      What is the basis of human inequality?  Probably the most important question for social thought.  And it certainly has a distinguished pedigree, stretching in recent centuries from Hobbes and Rousseau to their…"
Jan 27
Lee Drummond replied to ryan anderson's discussion Violence (follow up to last seminar and then some)
Jan 25
Lee Drummond replied to ryan anderson's discussion Violence (follow up to last seminar and then some)
"  The Roots of Violence       A sobering piece in Nature, picked up by the New York Times: a massacre 10,000 years ago on an African lake shore (recall the opening sequence from 2001, or perhaps Quest for Fire). …"
Jan 21
Lee Drummond replied to ryan anderson's discussion Discussion of Barone and Hart's "The Open Anthropology Cooperative: Toward an Online Public Anthropology."
"  Beyond Ethnography   From Barone’s and Hart’s “The Open Anthropology Cooperative”:  Our report has so far replicated the ethnographic model that dominates contemporary social anthropology. But that model was…"
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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)

 

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            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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