Mott T Greene
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Mott T Greene replied to Elaine Forde's discussion Terminology
"In the intellectualr division of labor in the cretion of the social sciences before WWi everywhere in the West, sociology meantWestern societies, history meant European history, anthropology meant natives and non literate societies. China Japan,…"
Sep 14, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Elaine Forde's discussion Terminology
"I want to reply to several comments about authenticity, because I think that a couple of different issues are being conflated here.  one sense of the word "authentic" is an existential moral category about being true to oneself and…"
Sep 13, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Elaine Forde's discussion Terminology
"A couple of more notes on "authentic." The etymology is somewhat helpful. Greek "authentis" one who does things himself, a master, and by association original and authoritative things entitled to respect.  One compares this…"
Sep 7, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Elaine Forde's discussion Terminology
" @Kieth Maybe it isn't mostly about race, but in the United States, as in South Africa, that's where most arguments end up. With regard to the professional stranglehold and sclerotic character of modern academic anthropology, for…"
Sep 5, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Elaine Forde's discussion Terminology
" I found a book online with the title "Authenticity is the new Bulls**t".  @John Actually, the term "biosphere" was coined by the Austrian geologist Eduard Sueß in 1875, and has been in use in biology and geology…"
Sep 5, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Elaine Forde's discussion Terminology
"Authenticity seems to be a process of disintermediation, closing the gap between production and consumption. Within such scalar dimensions there is positional competition (getting it from the fisherman, being the fisherman, eating it in the boat.)…"
Sep 3, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Elaine Forde's discussion Terminology
"It is an interesting meditation. A few years back the pen Proust used was sold at auction for 175,000 euros, and someone pointed out that the same pen - the same model fountain pen produced in the same production run in the same year by the same…"
Sep 2, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Keith Hart's discussion Selling an online community of readers and writers in search of a Voice
"Continuing the discussion on the fate of the site platform, I'd like to offer everyone an easy way to understand WordPress in about half an hour.   http://videos.wpbeginner.com/  these tutorials are free and they are very good, and…"
Aug 29, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Keith Hart's discussion Selling an online community of readers and writers in search of a Voice
"I am hesitant to make suggestions, because the work of carrying them out would not be mine, but would likely fall on Keith who was already very overworked. I do think however that a number of problems in this thread could be solved by migrating the…"
Aug 28, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Keith Hart's discussion Selling an online community of readers and writers in search of a Voice
"I've been following the thread with great interest, and wonder if the problem isn't "all of the above";many users not invested, site design sometimes not optimal for all imagined uses; moderation burdensome and not compensated,…"
Aug 27, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Kristin Ross's discussion Forbes Says Anthropology is #1 Worst College Major
"I would advise against pursuing anthropology, get as much sociology and social work as your degree planning allows. If your school has a LPN program, I'd tack that on, and stick with the s/cd. Anthro is aimed outside job tracks, compared with…"
Aug 22, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Keith Hart's discussion Selling an online community of readers and writers in search of a Voice
"John, have ideas about what you and Keith are discussing but meanwhile, good luck to you and yours. At our age we are all in the bermuda triangle of health. Best wishes to you and your wife Mott"
Aug 22, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Elaine Forde's discussion human geography
" The Nature of Geography: A Critical Survey of Current Thought in the Light of the Past (1939) by Richard Hartshorne is a detailed and useful history of geography in Germany and its effect on the United States from the late 19th…"
Jul 24, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Elaine Forde's discussion Terminology
Jul 12, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Elaine Forde's discussion Terminology
"of course, this is the crudest of passes over disparate data, but clearly in last ten years where there is anthropology and relatedness there is more of it both absolutely and proportionately through time esp in the last decade."
Jul 10, 2013
Mott T Greene replied to Elaine Forde's discussion Terminology
"Elaine asked for a breakdown of the citation data. Here it is. Boolean search "kinship AND anthropology" articles in peer reviewed scholarly journals all disciplines 1952-1971  44 items 1972-1991 521 items 1992-2011 9475 items of…"
Jul 10, 2013

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University of Puget Sound; University of Washington

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At 3:54pm on June 28, 2013, John McCreery said…

I accept with delight.

John

At 3:45am on June 25, 2013, John McCreery said…

Mott, I figure that anyone who has also read M.E.J. Newman has to be my kind of guy. What sort of stuff do you work on?

 
 
 

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