The Open Anthropology Cooperative (OAC) was set up before the birth of closed gardens social networks as a place to freely discuss anthropology. However, the platform on which it was built has drastically declined under pressure from the monopoly of the social media market place. This has left it unable to compete without significant resources. Until a more radical solution is found the OAC is currently on hiatus. Please see links below to an archive of its resources.

From the OAC PRESS: Cosmopolitanism or cosmopolitics? The choice of the latter as the title of this volume reflects the bottom-up, let a thousand flowers bloom, ethos of the the Open Anthropology Cooperative, an online forum dedicated to, “open access, open membership, open to sharing new ideas, open to whatever the organization might do or become; open to everyone, as in ‘open source’.” This openness attracted the contributors to this volume, who have found in OAC seminars a place to write and think anthropologically in a forum where the academic straitjacket is loosened but serious thinking and writing encouraged. The topics are varied, but “cosmos” and “politics,” consensus and conflict, one world or many, humanity and what it means to be human are always at stake.Contributors: Keith Hart, Huon Wardle, Justin Shaffner, Thomas Sturm, Martin Holbraad, Sidney Mintz, Philip Swift, John McCreery, Alberto Corsin-Jimenez, Joanna Overing, Lee Drummond, Jean La Fontaine, Daniel Miller, Liria de la Cruz, and Paloma Gay y Blasco.Edited by Justin Shaffner & Huon WardleRead Online / Purchase Book

We solicit a wide range of writings from work in progress to finished books, from students of anthropology to professors of philosophy. Read our growing library of 30+ publications. Explore >  A static archive of the OAC Ning Community from 2009-2019 with 8500+ members, 600+ discussions, 800+ blogposts, 200+ groups, 30+ seminars. Explore > This popular group is no longer run by members of the OAC but still exists for those who are interested Explore >