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At 3:07am on November 8, 2011, Nadia Heusi said…
Thank you Keith the friendly welcome! Soon I'll post some information and interact with the group.
At 11:07am on November 7, 2011, M. Edurne Núñez said…
Thanks a lot for your welcome & congratulations for your great website !
At 11:59am on November 3, 2011, lars jorgensen said…

Dear Keith,

thanks a lot for your quick welcome. This could be the beginning of a friendship... 

 

I have not yet published an article or a book. But I have studied, analysed and written papers for my self the last ten years. Bourdieu and the 'classical' sociologists before him have been my teachers in the sociological thinking craft. The same with the french epistemological 'tradition' from Koyre to Bachelard and Canguilhem - to Wittgenstein etc. 

 

I have some interesting analyses about the social causes to the intellectual and political problems, that have caused so much harm the last many decades. Everybody complains about 'postmodernism' etc. But practically nobody have taken the most sensible scientific way - which of course is to explain the phenomen. That has been my strategy. So I know it will be interesting to a lot of people. When I can convince myself to publish some of it...

 

Actually I came to your site, because I have bought and read Lindsay Waters fine little book: Enemies of Promise (which is also encouraging for me on a personal level, when he talks about 'silly' obstacles to publish). I went to Prickley's homepage yesterday and downloaded all the books I could - and today I was about to buy some of them too. And then I came to your site. Where I will download some of your stuff. 

 

I do not mind paying for books. But I have bought about ten thousand books the last ten years in sociology, philosophy, politics and anthropology. And I think my wife and the rest of the family will understand my buying better, when I have published the book, I am working on. 

It is of course a crazy story. But it is true. And as Bourdieu say, one can only make a scientific revolution if one is a theoretical capitalist. That is what I have been working very hard to become. Also I have had the great scientific luck, that none of my ten phd. applications the last ten years have been accepted. Naively I always began my applications with telling the institution about the holes and problems in the (their) existing resarch. That is not the way to make a career at the social science departments at the university today (nor on Weber's time, according to Weber). But in all my naive thinking I did not realize this, and so I always tried to make my applications still sharper - thereby no doubt removing myself even further from a phd. position. 

 

But as Nietzsche says - keep your dreams alive. And 'If one put enough pressure on a piece of coal, it will one day become a diamant'. You just wait and see... 

 

I am not crazy. I am communicating with some Danish and some international professors, who encourage me to publish.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lars 

At 12:43am on October 31, 2011, Marta Luz said…
Thanks, Keith.
At 11:55pm on October 29, 2011, Dedi Supriadi Adhuri said…

Thanks, Keith! Greetings from Indonesia.

At 9:48pm on October 29, 2011, Alejandro Sanchez Lopera said…
Thank you Keith!
At 11:29pm on October 28, 2011, Andrew Hodges said…
thanks :)
At 6:36pm on October 27, 2011, Berit Renser said…

Thank you, Keith! Im anxious to dive into the pool of ideas this site is holding. 

 

At 8:10pm on October 24, 2011, Jennifer Orbom said…

Thanks Keith! This site has already put me in contact with good people and thinking about potential projects.

-Jennifer

At 5:52am on October 24, 2011, Nambi Gamet said…
Thank you very much
At 9:38pm on October 23, 2011, David Zammit said…

Thank you. I am really looking forward to participating. I'd also like to remark as to just how prophetic your insights into money have proved to be. I wish we could do more to create alternative forms of money and banking!

 

At 2:30pm on October 23, 2011, Bikku Rathod said…

thank you very much sir....

 

At 12:18pm on October 22, 2011, Karatsioli Barbara said…

a pleasure to be in such good company.. will be back with lots of questions 

 

At 7:51pm on October 21, 2011, Soma Mukhopadhyay said…
 Thank you so much Keith ,,please read my work and comment on it
At 5:08pm on October 20, 2011, James A Rising said…
Thanks! I'm looking forward to participating.
At 12:30pm on October 16, 2011, Jenny Brown said…

Dear Keith, Since joining your group and reading your books I cant believe how prophetic your work has been in terms of current international activism against this ugly phase of capitalism in which we find ourselves. Congratulations! Your ideas have been very insightful for my practice and "almost completed" doctorate that explores a new framework for artivist producers working within and outside the field of art.

Best wishes Jenny

At 7:39pm on October 13, 2011, Gerianne K Bartocci said…
Thank you for the welcome Keith! I look forward to being a part of the community!
At 8:29am on October 13, 2011, Mburia said…
Thanks Keith, I think am going to feel at home in this site. I always thought anthropology was insignificant but after taking a tour in here, I have started having a second thought.
At 10:14pm on October 12, 2011, Patrick Pointaire said…
Thank you for the welcome Keith!
At 10:02pm on October 10, 2011, Kristjan Thor Sigurdsson said…
Thank you for your warm welcome. I'm glad to be here!

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