Keith, was going to respond to your link to the piece on how social networks collapse but everything I click on takes me to the article to which you are pointing us, not to a place to reply on OAC. How is this supposed to work?
Thanks - my apologies. I update a number of websites, and sometimes my orgs mixed with my co.uks. Anthropological Connections: Oxford University Anthropology and Museum Ethnography Alumni society (OUAMEAS) will be back in action from mid-September onwards.
It's good to see you are into visual anthropology. I consider John Collier jr as my key mentor. I was doing THIS.radio interview with Cultural Energy (www.culturalenergy.org )in Taos just after I resigned from the HTS, and discovered during the interview that the interviewer was Robin Collier, son of John, who I knew as a little boy in the background when I'd go to help the Colliers build onto the old shack they owned in Muir Beach.
I want to know more about 1.the contribution of Marx or Marxian perspective to the development of economic anthropology. 2.cultural ecology and how it is differs from environmental determinisim and possiblisim interms of culture -environment nexus. 3. the difference between substantivist and formalist thinking by economic/ subsistence system.
Thank you Keith for sharing that article. Really helpful for me. It's truly one of the central debates behind economic anthropology, although, I've been told that many anthropologists side with the substantivists, which does make sense in consideration of the discipline's aims. However, I think that it's interesting to think about that debate in relation to a lot of recent ethnographies of finance...are they taking a substantivist or formalist approach or neither? I guess it sort of makes the idea null? Or perhaps that's just a random idea. Thank you for sharing, I will definitely take a look at it. And revision is chaotic, but I am making my way through as best I can.
[Keith, my email below was done as a "Reply" to your kind welcome message. But I now see that my reply went to a "no-reply openanth. . ." address, which I'll take as a broad hint that it evaporated as electronic plasma somewhere Out There. So I'll re-send it per OpenAnth instructions. Lee ]
Keith, Thanks very much for your email. It has indeed been a long time, in a galaxy far, far away. Afraid I'm just an old-fashioned guy (or, well, just old) when it comes to blogs, tweets, and Facebook friends -- I've barely come to terms with the idea of email. It's so disconcertingly quick. The Open Anthro Coop seems a good idea; I'm just not sure about being quite that public and "open." I do like to tend my little patch of brambles on the Web, at www.peripheralstudies.org , where I've downloaded much of my ravings. Hope this direct email gets to you; don't really understand the mechanism of adding and responding to Comments on the Coop page. Best regards, Lee