Thanks for the message, Keith. Great that you are both coming to the AAA in Philly. I hope to see you there. It would be lovely to have a chance to catch up after too long a time. And I'm looking forward to exploring this site. Very creative, indeed. Cheers, Kathy
Hello Keith. Thanks for your note. Where am I...? This year and next year I'm between South Africa and the US, mostly in South Africa. I was living in northern KwaZulu-Natal doing fieldwork most of this year; now I'm in NY for the northern academic year, then I'll be in Capetown from May on for the rest of 2010. It'd be good to be in touch -- it's been a long time since we last crossed paths. Best, Hylton
Thanks, Keith. Another idea. How about a discussion of, what would we call it? Maybe something like "On-line Styles." I know that my own combination of thinking out loud and pushing a thought as far as I can take it can be perceived as overbearing. Add the fact that I am used to working in a business where creative types can go at each other hammer and tongs and then, once a consensus is reached, fall into line to execute: Oh, yes, I can be obnoxious. It would be really helpful to me to have some public agreement on the rules of the game. Maybe it shouldn't be a game at all. In training to work on a telephone crisis counseling line, I learned to do feedback that always begins and ends with a compliment and couches criticism in the form, "When you said X, I wondered (felt) Y. Can feel a bit awkward at first, but it does avoid hard feelings.
Keith. Apologies for snarking and getting pulled into the exchange with B. O'Dwyer. I'm beginning to feel that I have overdone it with OAC. Perhaps should pull back for a bit and make room for other voices.
Hello Mr Hart.
As you could see, I have added my full name in my profile. I hope that's all right now. Actually, as I have written it on the postdoc-ethno forum, I actually have a question which concerns a quite recent controversial question about ethnocentrism, that have been raised by the the French ethno-psychiatrist Tobie Nathan. In fact, I am looking for the writings in which he says that we cannot condemn (morally and politically) practices of sexual mutilation in certain countries of the South, because this kind of assessment would be a new and hidden form of ethnocentrism. I know that his position has been criticized by other French anthropologists, but I don't know who and where. That's why I would like to find this texts too, at least the most significant one, and have a global view on this debate.
Dear Prof. Hart,
sorry for the late reading... here is time of holiday...
I'm the student that was been in Durban by your help next year. Prof. Pavanello introduced me to you, one year ago.
I'm back and I finished my master degree with a thesis about the governance in the KwaZulu-Natal local and traditional system of policy.
Now I'm searching a Phd here in Italy to continue my research, but the financement for the research are daily smaller.
I hope to find an institution that can help me to continue my research, now I have to wait than I will know smething more about my future.
really thanks for your past help and more for the future.
Now I'm reading something more about the issue of strategy for the consensus in social research (Lèvi Strauss, Bourdieu) but I have the clear idea that in south africa all this issue can't work witout the ideological issue of development.
What do you think about it?
I'd love to, I'll be back early september. A few of your fellow colleagues from Goldsmith's were around earlier this year for a conference on art and anthropology, Schneider and Wright. You perhaps know, at the EHESS, Jean Schmitz? Works on African diaspora as well.