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The Culture of Corruption

Neil Turner , November 1st, 2018


Many of us know that political corruption is not new to the world. It is an unsavory, human practice with a history that extends far back into ancient…


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Teaching Anthropology in 2018

Neil Turner , October 2nd, 2018


Recently, a colleague contacted me with a very interesting and specific question. At the time, I was on the road and too busy to address his inquiry. I…


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There’s Something in the Water

Neil Turner , August 31st, 2018


A recent death in the family necessitated a return to the United States after living abroad for the past ten years. A family member in Miami has a…


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The Struggle for Power by Keith Hart

Neil Turner , July 1st, 2018


  Book Review: The Rise and Fall of Nations: Ten Rules of Change in the Post-Crisis World by Ruchir Sharma, London: Allen Lane, 2016; pp 464, £25. Ruchir…


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Anthropology and the New Human Universal

Neil Turner , June 1st, 2018


World society today resembles nothing so much as the eighteenth century ancient régime that Kant had every reason to believe had been abolished by revolution. Now a rich,…


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Gun Violence in American Schools

Neil Turner , May 1st, 2018


There is something terribly wrong going on in American schools today. A silent epidemic is spreading throughout the country like a cancer. What does it say about a…


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The Bitcoin Controversy

Neil Turner , April 1st, 2018


Most people have already heard of Bitcoin. However, very few know what it is or how it originated. Many people know that it is some form of “cryptocurrency”…


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Brazil’s Dichotomous Treatment of Corruption – PT 3

Neil Turner , March 1st, 2018


Brazil had an opportunity to be a leading, democratic, Latin American country but it lost its sense of direction. The political system designed to assist emerging countries grow…


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Brazil’s Dichotomous Treatment of Corruption – PT 2

Neil Turner , February 1st, 2018


After the end of the Brazilian military dictatorship, the Liberal Front Party (LFP), Democratic Social Party (PMDB) and Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) dominated the government of Brazil….


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THE OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY COOPERATIVE: Towards an Online Public Anthropology

Neil Turner , November 1st, 2017


  We attempt here to explore the relationship between anthropology, social media and public engagement through a web-based network that we helped to found and manage. We argue…


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Preface to the Coming World Crisis

Neil Turner , October 1st, 2017


Trump’s election has accelerated talk on the left of the end of (neo-) liberalism and the rise of fascism in the West. The prospects for world war seem…


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What Anthropologists Really Do

Neil Turner , September 1st, 2017


The Summary The new anthropologist is a self-appointed people’s representative in the double sense of writing them up and acting as their advocate. And anthropology is a sort…


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Mess in the Middle East

Neil Turner , August 1st, 2017


Many people throughout the Western world do not understand what is happening in the Middle East. Much of the confusion stems from a misunderstanding of the complicated relations…


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The Second American Revolution

Neil Turner , July 1st, 2017


Well, it only took about two-hundred and forty years but the greatest fear of the writers of the Constitution of the United States has taken place. A rich,…


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Religion and Economy – Part Two

Neil Turner , June 1st, 2017


We need to understand better how we build the infrastructures of collective existence, money among them. How do meanings come to be shared and memory to transcend the…


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Religion and Economy – Part One

Neil Turner , May 2nd, 2017


Religion belongs to a set of terms that also includes art and science. Science began as a form of knowledge opposed to religious mysticism, but is now often…


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Capitalism, revolution and racism in the US and the world

Neil Turner , April 1st, 2017


In the aftermath of Trump’s victory, we would do well to recall Hegel’s maxim that difference-in-sameness moves history. Max Weber used a similar argument to moderate the polarised…


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Brexit: Where once was an empire

Neil Turner , March 1st, 2017


Separation from Europe has opened up the real possibility that the United Kingdom will break up. Scotland is already bent on secession and the two Irelands may resolve…


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Measures of Quality Education

Neil Turner , February 1st, 2017


When I first came to Brazil, I quickly became aware of the problem in the educational system here. So, I began to collect statistics and study why the…


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Perennial Narratives in Anthropology

Neil Turner , December 1st, 2016


Since the 1960s, there has not been any new, innovative or groundbreaking advances in the field of anthropology. Although some good work has been done, most of it…


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World’s Most Vital Resource

Neil Turner , November 1st, 2016


  It is not necessary to explain the process by which algae through millions of years of geological time and chemical reactions become fossil fuels such as oil,…


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The War Against Privacy

Neil Turner , October 1st, 2016


In the May-June 1993 issue of Wired Magazine, an article on a group of mathematicians advocating a radical, libertarian, cryptographic philosophy appeared on the front cover. The group…


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Decline of Brazil’s Middle Class

Neil Turner , September 2nd, 2016


              Although he was a left-wing, socialist president for two consecutive terms, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva demonstrated that a left-wing administration…


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Birth of the Pharmaceutical

Neil Turner , August 1st, 2016


  In his highly original work, Birth of the Clinic, Foucault focuses his attention on the human experience and the rational for its continued homogenous reality. He discusses…


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