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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 Huon Wardle yesterday.

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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Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Safe space -- I agree with John, I think. Tiddliwinks club don't want their tables upset by drunken Curling club members -- OK, allow them their own room. Scrabble club want to stop lecturers to use multisyllabic words because it might give…"
yesterday
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"I will go ahead, then, and start a new thread. To avoid stepping on toes, I will refer to it as an on-going discussion instead of a seminar."
yesterday
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Grant the use of a room under the same terms and conditions that rooms are provided for other student groups, e.g., the chess club or Young Republicans."
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Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"  Re:  Safe Spaces   Here’s a puzzler:      In his letter to incoming students, the Univ of Chicago Dean of Students writes:  “. . . we do not condone the creation of intellectual “safe…"
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Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"This too: "passivity characterizes the so-called academic world in its entirety: it is in the process of being redefined by the very thing it allowed to be defined as “objectivity” when it was a matter of judging others – and…"
Monday
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Good. The essay is definitely worth discussing at a number of levels. Best to open an new thread I would imagine. here is a wee segment I came across: "our guardians are responsible for the management of what one might call a cold panic, a…"
Monday
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"I found it here. The trick here is to be aware of when Stengers reframes key terms. In Cosmopolitics she employs Latour's term "factish" to refer to constructs which are neither simply "facts" independent of human…"
Monday
Huon Wardle replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Running up to the beginning of semester here, so I don't think I can commit too much to this, but happy to join in. Is In Catastrophic Times available online somewhere?"
Monday
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Reverting for a moment to the reading Stengers question — I have changed my mind. After getting halfway through In Catastrophic Times , I am coming to see it as a readable introduction to Stengers' thinking. The trick will be to avoid…"
Monday
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"      Interesting project, but with lots of heavy lifting.  If Huon could persuade Stengers to participate in an eseminar I’d be on board.  Otherwise, I should pass.     To return to the original…"
Sunday
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"Got it. You will read it. I will read it. I wonder who else will read it. But let's put that practical issue to the side. Here's another impression I'd like to hear your and others' feedback on. I have skimmed the first forty…"
Sunday
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
" Yes.  Not exactly brief but not a tome either.  "
Saturday
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"When I searched for an essay by Stengers titled In Catastrophic Times, what I found was the PDF of a 161 page book. Lee, is this the essay in question?"
Saturday
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"    If there is some interest in a forum / eseminar on Stengers, I wonder if her recently translated essay, In Catastrophic Times, might be a good candidate for discussion.  Especially good if Huon could persuade her to…"
Saturday
John McCreery replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
""Of Squirrel Brains and Isabelle Stenger": sounds like a title to me. I imagine a joint contemplation of a curious custom and an author, whose shared feature is that they force us to rethink what we take to be obvious, an eminently…"
Saturday
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion Moderated Minds: Is Savage Minds a "Safe Space"?
"     Well I'll be durned.  And here me and the folks was thinking cousin Billy Bob just had a case of the fits.   Worlds within worlds...........  "
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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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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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