April 2010 Blog Posts (23)

keith@oac

Jamaica



I was sitting on a beach in Jamaica reading a collection of C.L.R. James’s occasional writings on cricket. The place had once belonged to Errol Flynn. My daughter was playing on the edge of the sea. James had been the deputy cricket correspondent for the Manchester Guardian in the 1930s. I found myself reading about my father’s heroes in the Lancashire cricket team of that period as if it were today’s sports… Continue

Added by Keith Hart on April 5, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Mediated: Los Cabos

Something that really interests me is how different forms of media are used to create certain ideas, ideals, and understandings of places. This kind of thing is especially relevant in any study of tourism, since the only way that people can decide to visit a particular place is by looking through guidebooks, websites, history books, photographs, etc. That is, unless they just book a random ticket or start driving somewhere. In much the same way that media helps…
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Added by ryan anderson on April 4, 2010 at 4:07pm — 4 Comments

john@oac

Question No. 1


Over on Savage Minds, Kerim Friedman asks if it would make sense for anthropologists to try to formulate a list of fundamental unsolved problems, analogous to the 23 problems proposed by mathematician David Hilbert in 1890. In response, I have written…


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Added by John McCreery on April 4, 2010 at 3:26am — 12 Comments

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