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IS IT THE EFFECT OF POSTMODERNITY?
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I am not really convinced that Filipinos and Americans wanted change when they voted for Duterte and Trump respectively. I also do not think that their electoral successes are about the voters'…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecilia Montero Mórtola Feb 25.

Big Data: Can It Revive the OAC and Resuscitate Anthropology?
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When I first became a member of the OAC, the posts and discussions here were lively.  What brought me here was Keith's economic anthropology.  His thoughts  on  human economy  were intellectually…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristian Garthus-Niegel Apr 4, 2015.

Is Tolerating a Culture to Oppress and Persecute Part of Multiculturalism and Cultural Relativism?
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I’ve been reading posts and articles about Gaza, Arabs, Islam, and Muslims written by academics, and I’ve never encountered a meaningful, significant, insightful academic writing or scholarly paper…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Hart Dec 13, 2014.

An Attack On Cultural Anthropology
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A guy (maybe a geneticist/biologist) from this site,  …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John McCreery May 2, 2013.

 

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Lee Drummond commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"  Huon:  However, the endless semantic extension of the word ‘liberal’ still doesn’t mean that ‘liberals’ are really causing ‘racism, sexism, homophobia’ etc. it just indexes mounting linguistic…"
Mar 18
Huon Wardle commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"What this all adds up to is almost complete chaos in the use of the word 'liberal'. The 'anonymous' in this blog, who would in Britain be called what?, a Leftist or an Anarchist perhaps? sees himself as having common cause with…"
Mar 18
Lee Drummond commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"  Huon,     There is cultural analysis, cultural analysis as cultural critique, well-constructed polemic, then, at the far end of the spectrum, poorly written, self-righteous, hateful narrative.  That is the slot filled by…"
Mar 17
Huon Wardle commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"Lee, anyone who went to a university in the last four decades has probably seen Animal House, not to mention The Blues Brothers, both popular favourites which, since the projector screen for our film club was broken, we projected 16mm onto a bed…"
Mar 16
Lee Drummond commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"M Izabel ....... wherefore art thou?  "
Mar 16
Lee Drummond commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"Oh, that antihero Captain Willard -- though not in his parade ground best and definitely not having a good day.  "
Mar 16
Lee Drummond commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"Huon,     Please tell me you’ve seen Animal House.  That’s indispensable to any discussion of American “frat boys.”      Don’t know about the repertoire at Dulwich College and,…"
Mar 16
Huon Wardle commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"It ain't adjectival or metaphorical fascism if the people involved espouse fascist ideals. As to British politics and public schools -- Nigel Farage, Trump's favourite British politician went to one of them and was well known for his…"
Mar 13
Lee Drummond commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"  M Izabel, are you there?  You have a lively blog post going;  ready to jump in?    Huon,     Alas, and here I’m more “bemused” than critical, I’m afraid your account of American…"
Mar 11
Huon Wardle commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"In case anyone needs reminding about the frat culture exemplified by the Breitbart claque... And, of course a reminder too of the incredible chutzpah of seeing 'liberals' as the ones to blame. From Inside Greek U.: Fraternities,…"
Mar 10
Huon Wardle commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"Agreed. Those people aren't actual liberals. However, be that as it may, Milo Yiannopolis has fallen victim to the very selective bigotry of his own claque of frat boy fascists (this isn't rhetorical -- they are literally fascists and…"
Mar 10
Lee Drummond commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"Huon:  An actual liberal is a person who follows the tenets of liberalism--basic principles being tolerance, freedom of expression and equality of opportunity.   As evidenced by:   Berkeley riot protesting planned/cancelled speech…"
Mar 9
Abraham Heinemann commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"Hi M Izabel, Thanks for this interesting blog post! Can I invite you for your next blog post here on our new website www.openanthcoop.net/forum. If you register for an account there then its quite straight forward to setup a new discussion…"
Mar 9
Huon Wardle commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"An actual liberal is a person who follows the tenets of liberalism--basic principles being tolerance, freedom of expression and equality of opportunity. It being America we are talking about the kind of liberal who really believes that they caused…"
Mar 9
Lee Drummond commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"Huon,      On reading your comment, M Izabel's remark at the end of "whom to blame" seems especially apt: The liberal thinkers who refuse to critique themselves and change the course of their alienating political…"
Mar 8
Huon Wardle commented on M Izabel's blog post WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?
"Or maybe not. This whole new line that racism is the fault of liberals seems to have been dreamed up by a bunch of frat boy so-called 'alternative right' kids playing at anarcho-fascism-- lobbing bricks through burgerlich windows while…"
Mar 8

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WHOM SHOULD I BLAME?



The liberal scholars and professors who stifle conservative voices on university campuses and unwelcome conservative thinkers. The LGBT activists who focus more on the festive spectacle of their identity politics than on the economic side of it. The social policymakers who use…
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Posted on February 20, 2017 at 2:36pm — 17 Comments

Can Sex and Violence Revive the Public Interest in Anthropology?

Whether they were full of lies and exaggerations or not, Mead's adolescent sex in Samoa and Chagnon's fierce people of the Amazon definitely made anthropology popular.  I wonder if these thematic schemes--sex and violence--so overused in Hollywood will work in marketing anthropology.

I'm now trying these thematic schemes in my writing, so I won't lose my interest in poetry.

How I Got Syphilis

I blamed hashish at first

when…

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Posted on March 29, 2015 at 11:31pm — 1 Comment

Allende's Zorro

Allende's "Zorro"



(a found poem)









Mi Dios, the creator of "the infinite plan",

What have I owed--para este mundo vacío?



What is left of my love, my "Eva Luna",

Is her "portrait in sepia"--es tan doloroso.

"Maya's notebook" is all I have of my child, 

My poor "daughter of fortune"--mi vida perdida.

What remains…

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Posted on January 28, 2014 at 1:38am — 8 Comments

On Chagnon and My Field Experience

First off, power scares and sickens me.  I don't associate myself with people who relish and strive for it. Power-trippers make my blood boil and turn me into a confrontational savage.

I was a victim of departmental politics years ago, and it was an experience I would not wish on the worst of my enemies.  It was the first time I got disillusioned with anthropology as my chosen career.  Anthropology, from studying to publishing, is a matter of numbers like politics, where the…

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Posted on April 26, 2013 at 8:44am — 5 Comments

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At 10:43pm on November 14, 2010, Michael Francis said…
I think online discussions can be problematic as tone intention etc can be misread easily. Hope I have not been rude back either. I do enjoy our discussions.
At 5:07pm on November 14, 2010, Michael Francis said…
No worries, I enjoyed are debate and will read up Lemkin as suggested.

I think my disagreement with the watering down comes from working with different groups of Bushmen some who have experienced a genocide and others language loss and cultural change some of it nasty, but it really strikes me a different.

And I really dislike Survival International's campaign against Botswana as it is really inaccurate and there are a series of blatant mis-truths (lies) in their claims. And they make use of words such as genocide and create hysteria to make their campaign work but really inaccurate and quite a racist representation of the Bushmen living isolation from the rest of the world.

Go well and I look forward to seeing/reading you online.
 
 
 

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