"The real erratum, and my main objection to all this "media environment" stuff is exactly the idea that you mention: that media is"one-way." Media has never ever been one way. What happens when a person or group of people…"
"This is a reply from my son, a first year anthropology student. He had trouble addressing our conversation directly because it was hard to follow without the background of hundreds of messages but he tried to address Lee's question about what…"
"TITLE: Nolite te bastardes carborundorum: Don't let the bastards grind you down (yes I know it is pig-Latin, but that is not the point so don't correct me with your perfect world translations) OR "Are there any questions?"
"Lee: His first response to what I sent him was, "This stuff is incoherent." Which of course was fair because he was trying to jump into the middle of a conversation. So I sent him your questions below and we will see what he says.
"Why is it I always have to pick my jaw up off the desk before I reply to one of your entries. You could be a case study of how someone categorizes the world in unusual and , frankly, unproductive ways.
If all this categorizing baed on media…"
"I agree with the conservative part, at least in the sense that they/we are not always rethinking what we can contribute to the world of ideas. And I agree with one of Lee's earlier comments that "advocacy anthropology" was not one of…"
"John and Lee:
Sigh, all so true. But I found in both your obits a few rays of hope: that these sorts of conversations are for the well-seasoned and secure but also that they model a collegiality that I suspect others envy. From the day I joined I…"
"So my reaction to the demise of this site, where anthropologists are supposed to share ideas, goes back to some of the initial discussions on Lee's papers and the idea that competition is at the heart of American culture. I find it very sad…"
"Yes, I would like to continue in a blog. I blog at both Wordpress and Tumblr so would be happy to set up one there for yes.
I too would like to see this archived. There are so many interesting things written here that I wicked like to shoe my…"
"Speaking of "tentacled erotica" (which The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife is supposed to be an example), the Pirates of the Caribbean movies play with this theme a lot, as well as the related "vagina dentata" theme. Not only…"
"Lee, I was very impressed by this explanation of the discussion we have been having. So impressed, in fact, that I sent the part below to my son who is a 19 year old "baby anthropologist" (majoring in anthro and political science) who is…"