Category Archives: This Week in the OAC
A poetic critique of Latour Achirri Ishmael posted this in the Ethnographic Writing group. Could ethnicity be natural after all? Look at this only if you can cope with serious mathematical argument. The Oxford anthropology “Gone Dark” project What happens … Continue reading
Natural language processing and computational linguistics: Scientifically rigorous approaches to the study of text? Naomi Klein: “Politics of evasion and despair.” STILL MUST SEE FILM: What is anthropology? The world’s languages as “linguistic superfamilies.”
Gentrificación en Sevilla: Un regalo sin estrenar por la población actual del barrio. On Chagnon: Finding the honest balance. MUST SEE FILM: What is anthropology? More scholarly research on the informal economy. Local banknotes in times of crisis.
NEW ONLINE SEMINAR NOW OPEN FOR COMMENTS AND DEBATE: Dennis Webster addresses how a group of men, who are essentially invisible to the state, live in a public park in Genzina, Pretoria, negotiating the ambiguities of street life and community … Continue reading
Talking mathematics: An engineer’s interest. Consume, or die… no, recycle! OAC turns a __ into a __. Not your average academic fare: OAC offers the alternative. Alison Redmayne, Mung’anzagala Semugongolwa. AND, with over 370 pages hits - Is anthropology a science?
AnthroDef: Anthropology wiki. Don’t spend too long in anthropology… You might become critical and severe. Facing inside surfaces: Perceptions of privacy, space and place in suburban Kenya. OAC artspace.
SAHLINS RESIGNATION SCOOP Via Keith Hart, Thomas Strong and David Graeber: Marshall Sahlins submits resignation to National Academy of Science objecting to election of Napoleon Chagnon. The debate continues from the millenium until now (see Inside Higher Ed). More ethics … Continue reading
7000 MEMBERS!!!!!! Elina Artamonova becomes our lucky 7000th member. Graeber and Latour: A crossover in the world of Debt 2.0. Manifesto for a Human Economy: Productive contradiction?
BOOK REVIEW: I know you all knew we do a book review series. Here’s the latest. Kant stop talking about him: Bosnian landscapes: Death and the different people involved in the process of death. If you only look at one … Continue reading