Author: Michael Agar

Rewind and Fast Forward, Part 5

Michael Agar , November 14th, 2015

I’m grateful to the many savage minds for making room for Rewind and Fast Forward. Our deal was two weeks as a guest blogger and four to five blogs. My…

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Rewind and Fast Forward, Part 4

Michael Agar , November 11th, 2015

In Part 3, pattern-seeking was added to the list of fundamentals of an anthropological perspective, following on from Part 2 where task-based communicative competence was proposed. I’m now on the…

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Rewind and Fast Forward, Part 3

Michael Agar , November 7th, 2015

In the previous blog, Part 2, a first building block of an anthropological perspective was proposed,  awkwardly named “learning task communicative competence from those who actually do it.”  This…

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Rewind and Fast Forward, Part 2

Michael Agar , November 3rd, 2015

In Part 1, I compared traditional fieldwork in a South Indian village with my unexpected and forced relocation to a U.S. treatment center for heroin addicts.  Now, in…

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Rewind and Fast Forward, Part 1

Michael Agar , November 1st, 2015

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Michael Agar]. A couple of months ago I was having dinner with an old friend in Seattle. He stopped his fork in mid-flight and…

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Public Health on Drugs

Michael Agar , June 2nd, 2014

Michael Agar Rachelle Annechino invited me to write something about the concept of “public health” as I experienced it in my decades-long and checkered past in the drug…

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