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Philosophy of Social Change

I found a neat little article from cblackman20.  It is analytically written, thoughtful, and (though I suspect we have differing political views,) seems to look at the world the same way I do.  1,261 more words

#ANTH421 w/ @sarahshulist Exam!

While the exam instructions asked for 3 separate essays due to the fact that this course has been formatted in the way it has (wherein each reading overlaps in some way with the readings both before and after it) I found it difficult to keep my thought separated. 2,056 more words


Three possible anthropologies: the Man, the Crowd, or the Battlefield

Christ, Durkheim, Marx

There are only three anthropologies (and here by an “anthropology” I mean what most people would call a “world-view”) which remain possible for the West as it vanishes into post-modernity 1)Christianity, 2)Positivism, and 3)Marxism.  1,902 more words

Culture & Politics

De Pythagore aux Apôtres

études sur la conversion du monde romain

Carcopino, Jérôme

A very good paperback, 1st edition, ex-library with stamps, stickers & markings, with creased spine, stains inside of covers, cover as in image, text very good. 232 more words

Old Books

The Best Dressed Anomalist on Radio

Joining Master of Strange Ceremonies, Seriah Azkath, on “Where Did the Road Go?”, we discuss some curious instances in the  strange history of railroad telegraphy (quantum entangled snails, Morse Code from the dead, a haunted radio telegraph tower, the amazing Amazonion wireless system) and odd ecclesiastical trials of weevils and ants.  18 more words


Guest Post: American Anthropological Association Conference 2017 Recap

On Thursday, November 30, 2017 I attended my first ever American Anthropological Association (AAAs) Conference. I’ve been regularly attending professional conferences for over seven years, but the AAAs were both overwhelming, exciting, and unlike any other conference I have been to before. 1,297 more words

Personification Across Disciplines (Call for Papers, 9th Feb 2018; Conference, 17th-19th Sept 2018)

Humans have a flair for attributing intentions, traits, agency, emotions and mental states to beings or things – either real or imagined. A groundbreaking conference at Durham University, organised by the… 614 more words

Calls For Papers