Keith - good to be back in touch - maybe this will help many of us make contact for the first time also... I was also in Egypt very recently and am now in Kathmandu - you probably know of my on going interest in theory and ptractice (we used to call it praxis!) particularly re popular protest and collective action - well this has been a month for North Africa and the Middle East...let us now look further afield... Nepal is badly in need of public pressure to oblige the political elites to move ahead in a progressive fashion.
Keith, I am fascinated with this open forum and hope to contribute. I teach Anthro in a college in India. As I have been in Egypt during part of the struggle, I was happy to come across OAC and read a post on Egypt. Thanks for taking me in.
Thanks Keith, I'll check out Evans-Pritchard and see what turns up. Another colleague suggested Laurens van der Post of South Africa. What do you know about him with regard to any anthropological work?
I'm writing an article on Gillian Tett and found a number of anthros doing ethnogs of finance, including your quote about tett and two others. I also saw that you knew CLR James. I was a friend of Jim Murry who worked with anna grimshaw (sp?) and put out a few book on clr including at the rendevous of victory which I quoted in a recent article. I'd like to touch base with you about some q. I have about your work as well as your thughts on others like tett! drop me a line, please. Best, Brian