Thanks. I read one of your articles posted, on finance versus money, and saw the commentary on Ho. Totally identified with the comment, anthropology is not just ethnography. Am currently working in a department dominated by Geertzians and postmodernists, and am very BORED. Will probably 'lurk' for awhile, until I'm caught up in current economic anthro. It's great to see that other anthropologies are possible.
I am here to try to find out why Western science has been compromised and Western economies are in collapse. My tentative conclusions, as a former NASA Principal Investigator for Apollo, are here: http://omanuel.wordpress.com/about/
I would appreciate assistance posting this issue for others to address.
Keith, thank you for your valuable recommendations on my ideas. I'm still trying to sort them out in order to better address my dissertation research. The anthropology of happiness does seem slightly obscured, but with your literature recommendations, I am hoping to find some of the material I've been seeking! My interests lie more so in the political economy approach to ethnography, hence, my interest in coinciding political and economic issues that correlate with the spread of psychopharmaceuticals. I will definitely look into your literature recommendations! :)
Thanks for the welcome message Keith. I've been ten years now outside the discipline (my degree is Anthropology) so I'm hoping to reacquaint myself and see how we've come. If you could point me in the direction of some articles that outline generally where anthropology stands, the dominant theoretical positions and any controversies gripping the subject it would be much appreciated. Rob
thanks Keith, good memory!; I am just reading two of your recent offerings that led me to this site in search of you: The Human Economy and Economic Anthropology. I am very taken by the term human economy, I am spending a lot of my time theorising a 'hybrid' economy [mainly focused on productive regimes but also relations of production] for Indigenous Australians that engages with the reality that market, state and customary sectors are highly interdependent. If you do a new version of The Human Economy would love to offer a chapter for your part IV beyond market and state. I need to learn how to navigate your site and to join the Human Economy group, I won't Facebook or Tweet as busy enough with emails, but look forward to engaging, do you have an email address where I can send you one or two things to look at? Cheers Jon