Tag: CAT

Robert Lowie just destroyed A.R. Radcliffe-Brown in one must-see letter

Rex , August 24th, 2017


When it comes to Internet Drama, nothing beats the paper letter. Anthropology’s founders did not lead isolated lives. “American cultural anthropology” corresponded with “Britis…


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Great anthropologists who fought fascism

Rex , August 17th, 2017


Some of you who — unlike me — have not had family members murdered by nazis or had every synagogue in their home town firebombed in the same…


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Clifford Geertz: Ethnographer?

Rex , May 31st, 2017


Why was Clifford Geertz such a popular anthropologist? Because he connected anthropology and the humanities? Because he was a great writer? One answer that often comes up is…


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Bronislaw Malinowski: Don’t Let The Cosplay Fool You

Rex , May 16th, 2017


If there’s one picture that epitomizes White Guys Doing Research, it’s this one: The canonical author of the canonical book, naked black people, white guy in white clothes being…


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