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Sounding the Depths

I placed the following announcement on my blog, but it seems to have vanished into a black hole. So I'm giving this a try: This is to announce that my blog book, "Sounding the Depths:Tradition and…Continue

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Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"Yes. It's important also to remember that honor killing is not simply a psychologically motivated act, but also a socially sanctioned act, rooted in (yes, I'll say it again) tradition. There are many reasons why a man might want to kill…"
Jan 15, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"I'll name a tradition very close to me personally, since I endured its effects: circumcision. I'm not sure how harmful it is in the long run, but it hurt like Hell at the time. It's also completely irrational, as far as I can tell.…"
Jan 15, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
" I agree completely with this interpretation. This isn't something I've written about, but it certainly makes sense. It looks like an excellent example of the power of traditions to persist, even in the face of strong opposition. "
Jan 11, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"To clarify my thinking, I'd like to consider a scenario that might (or might not) "explain" the origin of honor killing. It's based on a theory I read somewhere recently, either online or possibly earlier on this thread. And yes,…"
Jan 10, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
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Jan 10, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"Good point. The Kulturkreis school attempted to do just that and were severely criticized, for good reason. There was insufficient evidence, and no baseline according to which they could orient themselves in either time or space. In my book…"
Jan 10, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"I too want to thank Joanne for her very interesting and authoritative contributions to this thread. However, I don't think it would have been possible for her definition of HK to be so specific and detailed if it weren't drawn from her…"
Jan 9, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"Actually the title of that book, The Social Construction of Reality is already a pretty good definition of "culture," or at least one very useful way of thinking about it. But I myself would place the greatest emphasis not on new ideas, or…"
Jan 7, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"John, everything you've written in that last post is interesting and meaningful. Give me some time to mull it over . . ."
Jan 7, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"So what's your premise, Keith? Or do you prefer to remain above the fray?"
Jan 6, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"John, it seems clear that we have very different notions, not only of "honor killing" but culture generally. And as a result, have been arguing at cross purposes. I'm not sure what part of my argument offends you so much. And why?…"
Jan 6, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
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Jan 5, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"John, I see no reason to include the execution of Anne Boleyn in the category of "honor killing," at least as this term is usually understood. Of course, any murder in the name of one's "honor" could, in narrowly literal…"
Jan 5, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"Yes, John, we have come to the heart of our disagreement. The topic of honor killing especially interests me because it relates to certain aspects of my own research that I am still exploring. And the essence of my research is a re-evaluation of…"
Jan 3, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"Very sensible post, John. I don't disagree with most of what you say, but I think we need to look a bit more closely at this phenomenon.   Simply locating its origin tells us nothing about why it originated or what it means, granted. But…"
Jan 2, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"Attempts by males to control females, and access to females is, indeed, a universal, not only among humans but just about all animals of all species. And violent behavior, including killing, associated with access to females is probably equally…"
Jan 1, 2012

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A New (old) Approach to Anthropology

Greetings everyone. I'm sort of new here, so let me introduce myself. I started out many years ago as an ethnomusicologist, but decided at some point to become part of the problem rather than part of the solution, so for many years after that I was what you might call "one of the natives," aka "wild man of Borneo," aka "creative artist," aka avant garde filmmaker, composer, poet, etc., you name it. A few years ago, however, after reading about recent developments in population genetics and…

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At 5:10am on February 25, 2011, Jacob Lee said…
Hello Victor!
At 4:36am on February 25, 2011, Justin Shaffner said…
Welcome to the OAC, Victor!
 
 
 

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