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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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Drummond Apr 24, 2015.

 

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Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"  John,     Yes, much of the world is a bunch of Dubrovniks.  Of course, much of it isn’t – not much fun to be had in downtown Aleppo or Fallujah.  But then those don’t make a good fit with economic…"
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Lee Drummond replied to Huon Wardle's discussion Economics is the astrology of the modern era
"      It’s right to be concerned / disgusted that economics, through increasing “mathiness,” has detached itself from everyday life.  And is profiting from its own studied irrelevance.   Even…"
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Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion Looking beyond the obvious
"      For me the “Powdermaker problem” is all too real.  In fact, the book is a double disappointment.  It’s a shame, because I should be well-disposed toward it, since I’m keen on the subject…"
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Lee Drummond replied to John McCreery's discussion Looking beyond the obvious
"      I’m afraid I don’t understand the “Powdermaker problem” as described here.  Is it that two reviews of her Hollywood book were highly discrepant in their evaluations of it?  In my…"
Apr 26
Lee Drummond replied to ryan anderson's discussion Upcoming OAC online seminar: Finance, Value, and Inequality (April 15-22, 2016)
"Michael,     Thanks for the insider jokes.  Not sure these guys are ready for prime time, though.    Peter,     If  Wall Street can be likened to generic risk-taking, i.e. gambling enterprises,…"
Apr 23
Lee Drummond replied to ryan anderson's discussion Upcoming OAC online seminar: Finance, Value, and Inequality (April 15-22, 2016)
"Michael:  I think an argument could be made that nostalgia for a lost golden age is the favored decadent pleasure within anthropology. As Norma Desmond pointed out in another context, the pictures got smaller when everyone started…"
Apr 22
Lee Drummond replied to ryan anderson's discussion Upcoming OAC online seminar: Finance, Value, and Inequality (April 15-22, 2016)
" Dan,      sorry for mis-naming you; above quote is of course yours. Lee  "
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Lee Drummond replied to ryan anderson's discussion Upcoming OAC online seminar: Finance, Value, and Inequality (April 15-22, 2016)
"Michael:  You'll also be pleased to know, based on the joke analysis at least, there is a deep ambivalence about private equity's social role as well as some amount of empathetic understanding of the critiques of the…"
Apr 21
Lee Drummond replied to ryan anderson's discussion Upcoming OAC online seminar: Finance, Value, and Inequality (April 15-22, 2016)
"  John:  That said, I agree that "Wall Street" as embodied in Gordon Gekko, the characters in The Big Short and Bernie Sanders' campaign speeches is a powerful cultural construct. What I don't see from you yet is…"
Apr 21
Lee Drummond replied to ryan anderson's discussion Upcoming OAC online seminar: Finance, Value, and Inequality (April 15-22, 2016)
"      Is a football game, the Olympics, or,  as Michael Scroggins just suggested, the World Cup the preferred analogy for what goes on in the financial markets of lower Manhattan?  I’m afraid these comparisons…"
Apr 21
Lee Drummond replied to ryan anderson's discussion Upcoming OAC online seminar: Finance, Value, and Inequality (April 15-22, 2016)
"     I agree that the call for a “public anthropology” has a lot not to recommend it.  Its adherents are too much rah-rah, healthy-minded boosters for my taste.  Too often “public” seems to imply…"
Apr 19
Lee Drummond replied to ryan anderson's discussion Upcoming OAC online seminar: Finance, Value, and Inequality (April 15-22, 2016)
"    Here I’ll make a radical shift from the esoterica of Upper Paleolithic calendrical notation and Inka khipu to a topic I find of vital importance for the field of anthropology and its place in today’s…"
Apr 18
Lee Drummond replied to ryan anderson's discussion Upcoming OAC online seminar: Finance, Value, and Inequality (April 15-22, 2016)
"      Thanks to Dan for focusing the anthropological lens on the world of high finance – more alien to me, I confess, than the Amazonian forest.      Thinking about “financialization” (who…"
Apr 16
Lee Drummond replied to Lee Drummond's discussion PART TWO: Metaphors Be with You: A Cultural Analysis of Star Wars
"    The seminar discussion has now run its course, and in the process a great many intriguing ideas have been advanced.  I’d like to thank all who participated; you’ve made it a memorable…"
Mar 26

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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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            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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