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Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
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Invitation to a Discussion:  What Do American Anthropologists Say about Trump’s Election, and What Does Trump’s Election Say about American Anthropology?       In an OAC Forum begun last month, The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Drummond 1 hour ago.

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 Jan 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, 2016.

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, 2016

 

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Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"  John,     Exactly.  Job does not equal Work.  But therein lies a dialectic underlying American society – and the Trump phenomenon.      A common use of “job” describes a dull,…"
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John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"The idea I want to develop, maybe in an early draft of “Orange Hair and Ontology: Reelity and Reality in Donald Trump’s America,” is that work – jobs – is linked to an aesthetic impulse, both operating on a nascent…"
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Cecilia Montero Mórtola replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
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Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"January 21, 2017        What theme might a full-bore cultural analysis cum cultural critique pursue?  Or, if the “culture” concept is shaky (Adieu! – I  suggested an alternative a while back)…"
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John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"On Savage Minds, Kerim Friedman has posted a contribution to the reading of Foucault's "Society Must be Saved" that is going on around the world as a protest against Donald J. Trump's inauguration as US President. I found myself…"
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John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"Those of us who follow Savage Minds may already be aware of the global Read-In by which anthropologists and others in several parts of the world are responding to the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States. The text is…"
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John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"The following may also be of interest: uhttp://www.focaalblog.com/2017/01/18/kate-crehan-gramscitrump-reflections-from-a-fascist-jail-cell/"
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John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"For my last words, I borrow from Yeats. The Second Coming Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is…"
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Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"      Just to be clear, let me expand on Michael’s quote of my remarks in my first post here and Ryan’s reaction to it.  Ryan:  “Michael, you ask about the center of gravity for this conversation, and…"
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Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"  Ryan,     I haven’t had this much fun since I stopped going to faculty meetings.        Identity politics is this . . .   Identity politics is that . . . Post and riposte.  I hope…"
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ryan anderson replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"Michael, you ask about the center of gravity for this conversation, and then quote Lee’s passage in which he argues that “social thinkers” who profess special insight are not entitled to those feelings. Not entitled to those…"
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ryan anderson replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"John, Well, I don't really see the point of spending a bunch of time examining the proportion of posts on SM that address race and identity politics. Sounds like a waste of time to me--I'd rather see effort put into writing, discussion,…"
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Michael Scroggins replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"Ryan, What is the center of gravity for this conversation? I go back to the how Lee opened the thread. In framing the discussion, Lee wrote, "...Here we must confront a serious problem in the doing of Americananthropology.  Any American,…"
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John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"Ryan, If we list recent topics on SM, it is clear that race is not the only one. It would be interesting, however, to examine the proportions of posts and comments in which race and other identity politics issues are raised and to analyze the…"
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ryan anderson replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
"Hi John, On what basis do you argue that race has “become the one and only factor deemed worthy of discussion” on Savage Minds? While I agree that there has been an uptick in our coverage, which I think is a good thing, I don’t…"
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Cecilia Montero Mórtola replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Invitation to a Discussion: Anthropologists on the Trump Election
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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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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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