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An Attack On Cultural Anthropology
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A guy (maybe a geneticist/biologist) from this site,  …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John McCreery May 2, 2013.

Geekiness or Nerdiness: Is It A Culture?
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First off, I don't mean to ruffle feathers.  I know SV is currently talking about it.  Unfortunately, I have to open a Facebook or Twitter account before I can post a comment on their temporary site.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Geek Anthropologist Apr 11, 2013.

Is Anthropology A Science?
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One of my hobbies is reading scientific journals.  I like reading The Lancet, for example, to keep myself abreast with latest medical breakthroughs.  I sense five methods scientists/researchers use…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John McCreery Mar 21, 2013.

Can we really understand a cultural/social phenomenon using just one theoretical framework or specific analytical tool/lens?
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It is pretty obvious that culture is a web of causes and effects, big and small, and society is a web of groups and institutions, organized and chaotic, yet I still read texts that peddle a specific…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Youdheya Banerjee/Bandyopadhyay Oct 3, 2011.

 

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Huon Wardle commented on M Izabel's blog post Allende's Zorro
"M. Here is a very brief effort based on some books scattered around my office: We the Tikopia have asked if we can use Language the Cultural Tool to Escape from Freedom down The River that God Forgot We will employ our Collins Spanish Dictionary as…"
Jan 29
M Izabel commented on M Izabel's blog post Allende's Zorro
"I've been wondering: if  we gather all the titles of published ethnographies, can we see patterns that rule the minds of anthropologists?  Is it their romantic idea of anthropology/culture/ethnography, scholarly treatment of culture,…"
Jan 29
M Izabel's blog post was featured

Allende's Zorro

Allende's "Zorro" (a found poem) Mi Dios, the creator of "the infinite plan", What have I owed--para este mundo vacío? What is left of my love, my "Eva Luna", Is her "portrait in sepia"--es tan doloroso. "Maya's notebook" is all I have of my child,  My poor "daughter of fortune"--mi vida perdida. What remains of my baby, "Ines of my soul", Is "the porcelain fat lady"--estoy muy triste.  Where shall I look for my love, my life, my soul?  I have searched the "forest of the pygmies", I have…See More
Jan 29
John McCreery commented on M Izabel's blog post Allende's Zorro
"I am fascinated by "The Saxaphone." My best friend in high school was a saxophonist. I see, oddly enough, a church, a Christmas Eve service, Christmas carols with a blues twist."
Jan 28
M Izabel replied to Keith Hart's discussion From the Center for Peripheral Studies (OAC Branch). After Lance, the sky's the limit!
"This thread is endless.  Interesting! "A man, a dog, a glass, and a turd walk into the Ontologists's Bar.Eliza, the robot barmaid says, "Your intentions?""To be free.""To be fed.""To be…"
Jan 28
M Izabel commented on M Izabel's blog post Allende's Zorro
"I've been reading formalism and postmodernism, trying to invent new poetic forms and language.  It  seems that literary scene now are into either revivals or  new stuff.  These are some of what I have been trying to…"
Jan 28
John McCreery commented on M Izabel's blog post Allende's Zorro
""Literary hiatus," that's intriguing. What have you been reading?"
Jan 28
M Izabel commented on M Izabel's blog post Allende's Zorro
"Thanks, for the  welcome, John.  I've been on a literary hiatus.  Anthropology is a good break. Thank you, again. "
Jan 28
John McCreery commented on M Izabel's blog post Allende's Zorro
"M. Izabel. Welcome back. It has been too long. I have no Spanish, alas. But the poem works wonderfully for me as it is. And, at least in this case, the titles provide a brilliant description of an author's world. Bravo! Bravissimo!"
Jan 28
M Izabel posted a blog post

Allende's Zorro

Allende's "Zorro" (a found poem) Mi Dios, the creator of "the infinite plan", What have I owed--para este mundo vacío? What is left of my love, my "Eva Luna", Is her "portrait in sepia"--es tan doloroso. "Maya's notebook" is all I have of my child,  My poor "daughter of fortune"--mi vida perdida. What remains of my baby, "Ines of my soul", Is "the porcelain fat lady"--estoy muy triste.  Where shall I look for my love, my life, my soul?  I have searched the "forest of the pygmies", I have…See More
Jan 28
M Izabel replied to Elaine Forde's discussion human geography
""cultural anthropology and cultural geography?" I'll use an example I learned in  Geog 101 in college:  Islam can be studied as an Islamic culture, and that's cultural anthropology.  Islam can also be studied in…"
Jul 26, 2013
M Izabel commented on John McCreery's blog post Could it be time to rethink the social sciences altogether?
"John, I think you misunderstood my comment.  I agree to everything Christakis wrote.  His backround in human nature laboratory, network science, and medical sociology is the context and subtext of his article.  I have been writing…"
Jul 25, 2013
M Izabel commented on John McCreery's blog post Could it be time to rethink the social sciences altogether?
"What he wrote did not sound  new to me.  I went back to my old blog  posts and comments.  A dozen of my posts suggested experimentation  and appropriation of natural and physical sciences in Anthropology.  I even had…"
Jul 25, 2013
Freddie Weyman commented on M Izabel's blog post On Chagnon and My Field Experience
"I think framing the debate in terms of advocacy vs. science, is not helpful when it comes to Chagnon. His work should concern not just people who care about the welfare of the Yanomami, but also people who care about science and truth. To give one…"
Jun 21, 2013
John McCreery replied to M Izabel's discussion An Attack On Cultural Anthropology
"From LinkedIn A great quote from Isaac Asimov covers some of this: "How often people speak of art and science as though they were two entirely different things, with no interconnection. An artist is emotional, they think, and uses only his…"
May 2, 2013
NIKOS GOUSGOUNIS replied to M Izabel's discussion An Attack On Cultural Anthropology
"5/ and last  ( but not least) :  Anthropology  IS a science exactly because  in the middle  of the objectivity/subjectivity scale (and this  is not an axiom but an objective note even if reflects a subjective opinion of…"
May 2, 2013

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Allende's Zorro

Allende's "Zorro"



(a found poem)









Mi Dios, the creator of "the infinite plan",

What have I owed--para este mundo vacío?



What is left of my love, my "Eva Luna",

Is her "portrait in sepia"--es tan doloroso.

"Maya's notebook" is all I have of my child, 

My poor "daughter of fortune"--mi vida perdida.

What remains…

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Posted on January 28, 2014 at 1:38am — 8 Comments

On Chagnon and My Field Experience

First off, power scares and sickens me.  I don't associate myself with people who relish and strive for it. Power-trippers make my blood boil and turn me into a confrontational savage.

I was a victim of departmental politics years ago, and it was an experience I would not wish on the worst of my enemies.  It was the first time I got disillusioned with anthropology as my chosen career.  Anthropology, from studying to publishing, is a matter of numbers like politics, where the…

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Posted on April 26, 2013 at 8:44am — 5 Comments

Theoretical Anthropology: Is It Possible?

The best thing here at OAC is that anyone can write a blog post or a comment or a discussion topic about anything as long as there's a discernible anthropology in it.  Other anthropology sites are too academic and formal; thus the posts and the comments seemed restrained, awfully familiar, and vanilla--that's not out of the box.  It makes me wonder if anthropologists in those sites are really sharing their best or if they are being careful not to sound unprofessional or come out unacademic.…

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Posted on March 31, 2013 at 7:31am — 12 Comments

Anthropology of Sadness

I have been writing sad poems lately, and the sadness is not mine, but from the people I see and know.  I wonder how would an anthropologist write about sadness.  It is easy for a poet to be emotional since logic is not the foundation of poetry.  Can an anthropologist rely on his emotion about someone's feelings or sadness?  Since anthropology is a science, should logic supersede emotion?  I just don't think anyone can write about someone's sadness without empathy or sympathetic feelings.  I…

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Posted on August 23, 2012 at 3:34am — 7 Comments

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At 10:43pm on November 14, 2010, Michael Francis said…
I think online discussions can be problematic as tone intention etc can be misread easily. Hope I have not been rude back either. I do enjoy our discussions.
At 5:07pm on November 14, 2010, Michael Francis said…
No worries, I enjoyed are debate and will read up Lemkin as suggested.

I think my disagreement with the watering down comes from working with different groups of Bushmen some who have experienced a genocide and others language loss and cultural change some of it nasty, but it really strikes me a different.

And I really dislike Survival International's campaign against Botswana as it is really inaccurate and there are a series of blatant mis-truths (lies) in their claims. And they make use of words such as genocide and create hysteria to make their campaign work but really inaccurate and quite a racist representation of the Bushmen living isolation from the rest of the world.

Go well and I look forward to seeing/reading you online.
 
 
 

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