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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 John McCreery's discussion Rowdy, Coyote, Chthonic, Tentacular, Anthropocene, Shmanthropocene, Bring on the Cthuluscene!
"      Is literacy on the decline?  A complex, mercurial question considering the blinding speed with which communication is changing.  Decades ago I lined up, with other denizens of a notorious intellectual ghetto, for…"
Sep 16
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"I've had a couple of comments awaiting moderation, too. I suspect the delays are due to the start of new semesters."
Sep 14
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion Rowdy, Coyote, Chthonic, Tentacular, Anthropocene, Shmanthropocene, Bring on the Cthuluscene!
"    Huon rightly points out that humans are a tricky lot.  But I'm not sure that property rights are a good example of our human trickiness.  When our ethnographic interviews can include -- in not so many years -- hybrid…"
Sep 14
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Happy news.       Today (Sept 13) Savage Minds posted my comment, sent August 31, along with two other comments.  All were dated September 1.  A discussion in need of a couple of cans of Red Bull, but a discussion none the…"
Sep 14
Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion Rowdy, Coyote, Chthonic, Tentacular, Anthropocene, Shmanthropocene, Bring on the Cthuluscene!
"      Continuing the “inter-“ theme, this remark applies equally to our discussion in the “Moderated Minds” forum and the “Upheaval” group.      Let’s entertain the…"
Sep 13
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Ah,yes. Coyotes, always sniffing around the edges of things. But then I wonder, do coyotes actually sniff?"
Sep 12
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"     A Highly Endangered Species:  The Southern California Pink Poodle  "
Sep 11
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"PS.  Roy Wagner has another great term to conjure with, to think with:  coyote anthropology.  And the coyote, I would claim -- don't know if Wagner would agree -- is a prime example of an outlaw.  Wild, but not keeping to…"
Sep 11
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"John,      You'd have to ask Ryan what meaning he attaches to "rowdy anthropology."  The phrase I've previously advanced here and elsewhere is "outlaw anthropology."  The outlaw isn't…"
Sep 11
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Lee, a question. In your usage, does "rowdy" equal "always angry"?  I ask because, in the political side of my life, acquaintances both left and right are constantly sending me news of things I should be angry about.…"
Sep 11
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"  John:  Facebook's problem closely resembles that of university administrators trying to make campuses safe spaces for everyone.   Per Huon:  Facebook aims to provide a “safe and respectful experience.” …"
Sep 11
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"The knotty and knotted problems of safe spaces, cultural appropriation, etc. are not confined to anthropology. On another list, a contributor offered the…"
Sep 11
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Confronted with protest, FB has changed its mind and now allows the posting of the famous photograph."
Sep 10
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Facebook's problem closely resembles that of university administrators trying to make campuses safe spaces for everyone. Supermarket rules apply. Try to offend no one. An impossible task, since for every rule there is someone sure to be…"
Sep 10
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Facebook aims as a 'safe and respectful experience' for its global community. “We try to find the right balance between enabling people to express themselves while maintaining a safe and respectful experience for our…"
Sep 9
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"But, all round, that might be considered a milder form of censorship than facebook's recent erasure of a well-known image of a girl fleeing a napalm attack during the American war against…"
Sep 9

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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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