“For most of the last century, the basic bargain at the heart of the American economy was that employers paid their workers enough to buy what American employers were selling” (Reich 2011). Robert Reich indicates that this basic bargain created a virtuous cycle of higher living standards, more jobs and better wages. I am going to say that from a purely economic standpoint the cycle was virtuous, but when one takes a longer view, through environmental glasses, that capitalist bargain…Continue
Two members of the University of Witwatersrand African Centre for Migration and Society asked how foreign migrants to South Africa cope with hostility sometimes amounting to xenophobia. In this short version of a longer journal article, they come up with the answer -- tactical cosmopolitanism -- and offer a list of its characteristics. As I read this and…Continue
The Relevance of Anthropology? A Marxist Response
Firefly: My friends, this man’s case moves me deeply. Look at Chicolini! He sits there alone, an abject figure.
When I see videos like this:
...it makes me think about the borders between academia and politics. Specifically, I'm thinking about anthropology. I don't think that anthropology can be defined in any one way, and I certainly don't think that the discipline (in its many manifestations) is some sort of political party. I don't think that's what…Continue
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Panel ID 1384
SE 04 The Role of Law, Culture & Humanity in the Framework of Human Rights
Law itself is a clear indication that the content of self, ethnocentrism are increasing day by day and that is why law is making an effort to restore the essence of human right which was evolved by man at the time of inception of culture. Culture is sandwitched between nation and international agencies. Hence, an equilibrium never comes among…Continue
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SE 06 Repulsive Violence - A Mandatory Tool For Maintaining Peace, Humanity, Social Solidarity And Affinity
Term Violence is discussed in different ways. It is generally perceived in negative sense, which needs reconsideration in modern world. Violence has travelled a long path since the advent of man on this blue planet and has assumed aggravated proportions with civilization. Violence can be of two types one which we…Continue
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SE 05 Etiology of Violence and Compassion in Social Life
Ethnocentrism and emotion create an environment of violence for human being of this earth, who have evolved from single family and species but different geographia has made them different in nature and behaviour as described by numerous anthropologists and social scientists.
Violence is as common as other elements of this earth which give compassion.…Continue
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Parading on Greek National Days used to be the quintessential celebration of Greek identity. In the age of austerity it has evolved into an arena of contestation of rituals Greeks used to take for granted.
FOR PHOTOGRAPH: http://www.fimes.gr/2011/10/mathitis-mountza-parelasi-larisa/
Political and economic analysts speak of an economic ‘…Continue
Grant McCracken has an interesting take on design thinking and why it needs better ethnography to realize its promise up on Fast Company. The comments include my question for Grant. How can ethnography, with its focus on what is and has been stimulate the designer's imagination instead of becoming an obstacle to it.
I think of a remark I heard at EPIC in Tokyo in 2010, when one…Continue
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Today, I was startled to see on the OAC home page the following statement.
Winner of the “most active group award”: Dynamical Processes on Complex Networks.
As one of the three active members of this group, I would like to compliment our founder Johannes Castner…Continue
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May be downloaded from: https://www.academia.edu/411913/_Final_Sound_and_Initial_Sound_A_Note_on_Playing_Antyaksari._
2002.“Final Sound and Initial Sound: A Note on Playing…Continue
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Today, when I checked into OAC, I noticed that someone kicked in $25 to the fundraiser. Thank you, whoever you are.
As I watch us struggle to raise what is, after all, a pitifully small sum of money, I recall a time, a few years ago, when I was, for my sins, International Vice-Chair of Democrats Abroad, the branch of the U.S. Democratic Party that gets out the vote among U.S. citizens living overseas. One of the prerogatives of the office was serving, ex officio, on the Democratic…Continue