Michael Fischer
  • Canterbury, Kent, UK
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Internships at the Human Relations Area Files

The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University is accepting applications for two internship openings for the year beginning the summer of 2014.  Applications are due May 20, 2014.The first is for IT development to support online cross-cultural resources. See…See More
Apr 17, 2014
Michael Fischer joined Sinead Devane's group
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Anthropology in Business

A forum for sharing the value added of anthropologists in corporate settings
Feb 5, 2010
Michael Fischer joined Beck's group
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Cyberspace and cyborg anthropology

What is cyber? How can it describe space? How can it describe anthropology?
Feb 5, 2010
Michael Fischer joined Miruna Rolea's group
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Anthropology of kinship

Kinship refers to relations between individuals who are in relationships either by descent or marriage (and in some occasions fictive kinship).A field that is now ignored by researchers and scholars, despite it's use for areas like gender studies.
Nov 24, 2009
Michael Fischer joined Michael Alexeevich Popov's group
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Mathematics of Man Observatory

In 1954 K Levi-Strauss introduced a new term-"Mathematics of Man" as an area of the ultimate cooperation between algebraic topology and pure anthropology.His first experiments in such sort of mathematics of man were made with great Andre Weil...See More
Nov 24, 2009
Michael Fischer replied to Philip Carl SALZMAN's discussion Is anthropology cumulative? If so, how? If not, why not? Should it be cumulative? in the group The Anthropology of Anthropology
"Stacie's statement resonates well with the statement a group of UK anthropologists constructed to take ownership of the discipline in the midst of quality control bureaucracy at…"
Sep 2, 2009
Philip Carl SALZMAN left a comment for Michael Fischer
"Michael, you mentioned that "Anthropology barely survived the past two decades of self-censorship." I am not sure exactly to what you are referring. Would you mind elaborating a bit for me? I am interested in your thoughts on this."
Sep 2, 2009
Michael Fischer replied to Olumide Abimbola's discussion The OAC’s name
"@J. Fredriksson My basis for not wanting to change the name at this point in time is stems from the principle of countering censorship, self-imposed or otherwise, in the absence of any identifiable reason legal or moral. There is an emotional…"
Sep 2, 2009
Michael Fischer joined Philip Carl SALZMAN's group
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The Anthropology of Anthropology

The organization and culture of anthropology; the organizations and cultures of anthropology.
Sep 2, 2009
Michael Fischer replied to Olumide Abimbola's discussion The OAC’s name
"@Giovanni - I think it is an absolute certainty that a notice will appear disassociating the group that was and might be OAC from the programme framed by Forte's blog. @Nikos you have identified the central issue. @Astrid we are already on the…"
Aug 31, 2009
Michael Fischer replied to Olumide Abimbola's discussion The OAC’s name
"It is unfortunate that what had been a very interesting discussion in how and in what ways an open anthropology could be open was closed by a claim of infringement of intellectual property. As the claim itself appears to have little or no merit,…"
Aug 30, 2009
Michael Fischer replied to Philip Carl SALZMAN's discussion Post-Subjective Anthropology in the group Theory in Anthropology
"Sorry, the reference to Murdock's 1971 Huxley Lecture was omitted. It can be found at: http://anthropunk.com/xwiki/wiki/anthropunk/view/Publications/"
Jul 3, 2009
Michael Fischer replied to Philip Carl SALZMAN's discussion Post-Subjective Anthropology in the group Theory in Anthropology
"G. P. Murdock produced one of the strongest early positions on the existence, or otherwise, of culture. In 1971, Murdock presented his enigmatic Huxley Memorial Lecture to the Royal Anthropological Institute, ‘Anthropology’s…"
Jul 3, 2009
Michael Fischer replied to Dan O'Maley's discussion What is digital anthropology? in the group Digital Anthropology
"Part of the issue with what to call 'cyberanthropology', 'digital anthropology' is not so much a definitional one as to do with the ethos of a single anthropology, or at least a past ethos of such. The first generation of…"
Jul 1, 2009
Michael Fischer joined Chelsea L. Booth's group
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Linguistic Anthropology

This group is dedicated to all those interested in language!
Jun 2, 2009
Michael Fischer joined Chelsea L. Booth's group
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South Asian Anthropology

This group is dedicated to all who are interested in South Asia.
Jun 2, 2009

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At 7:10pm on September 2, 2009, Philip Carl SALZMAN said…
Michael, you mentioned that "Anthropology barely survived the past two decades of self-censorship."

I am not sure exactly to what you are referring. Would you mind elaborating a bit for me? I am interested in your thoughts on this.
At 11:14am on May 31, 2009, Francine Barone said…
Hi, Mike. Good to see you here. I've been meaning to send out some invitations to the department. How's things?

Fran
 
 
 

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