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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

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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

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

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Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"      What’s that about mathematics having become too abstract to describe reality?  At last!  Here’s an example of a near-perfect application of math to political life:  the Eternal Orange Braid …"
Jun 30
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"      With the trickster figure having made his debut in our sage discussion of the role of economics in social thought, it may be time to bring on . . . Roy Wagner’s Coyote Anthropology.   "
Jun 30
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"  John,     Regarding your first comment:  The statement you identify as Gellner’s premise – that no society can be self-contradictory – is in fact the thesis or principle he rejects.  That…"
Jun 30
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"      The John Harris piece on Brexit is impressive.  Is he perhaps the missing Beatle?      We can indeed have a conversation, exchanging views and achieving some understanding of each other, while…"
Jun 30
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"  Huon,     Apologies for misinterpreting your remarks about Brexit.      Now that I have a hint of what it is, I guess I’ll sign onto being a late 19th Century Tory, but with a couple of…"
Jun 29
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"Huon,     I’ve been called a lot of things, but “late 19th Century Tory” is not one of them.  Just kidding; no offense meant.  But, really, please elaborate – the reference goes right by…"
Jun 28
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"  John,     The Eighteenth Brumaire is indeed an inspiring work; I’ve recommended that it be required reading in courses on ethnographic method.  And I think Lévi-Strauss wrote somewhere that he reread the…"
Jun 27
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"  June 26, 2016        Sorry this has taken a while to get out; other projects.      First, thanks go out to Huon for sharing photos of what Outland looks like in the light of day.  Those round…"
Jun 27
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"John:  How would it be if we considered sport as an alternative metaphor?     In addition to the points John makes, there’s a lot out there on the metaphoric content of sports.  One major question is how baseball and…"
Jun 11
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
" Oh, and as Michael Corleone said to Sonny, "It's not personal.  It's strictly business."  "
Jun 10
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"      Society as business, government as business.  We may be about to see that come to pass.  Question for John:  Are you assigning The Art of the Deal to you class?  It’s the lodestone (and now perhaps…"
Jun 10
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"  Huon:  “. . . the transformation of contemporary universities into businesses by way of a silent managerialist coup d'etat . . .”           Unhappily, “the business model of…"
Jun 7
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"  John:  Suppose we asked ourselves what . . . distinguishes a good paper from a bad one. Given that both simplify complex realities, how do we separate useful, relatively accurate, well-constructed simplifications from worthless,…"
Jun 4
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"     What's the connection between sophisticated theory and life as it is lived?       Here's a visual, courtesy of one Stephen Fisher  "
Jun 2
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Federal Prison Blues

A parody of Hillary Clinton going to prison. My words and bad singing to Folsom Prison Blues. Click on HD for better quality.For entertainment purposes only.
Jun 1
Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"  Keith,     I think the “human economy” is a great concept, and my remark was meant to ask where entertainment might fit.  The quote you evidently think I misinterpreted seems pretty unambiguous in assigning…"
Jun 1

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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:  

  http://sci-hub.io/ ;

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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