Tag: imagination

Michael Edwards: Graeber, Leach, and the Revolution in Myanmar

focaal_admin , January 27th, 2022


I would never have expected Ruth to join the revolution. But then so much of what’s happened in Myanmar this past year has been somehow unexpected, from the…


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David Graeber LSE Tribute Seminar: Myth and Imagination

focaal_admin , January 20th, 2022


Chair: Alpa Shah Discussants: Giulio Ongaro and Megan Laws & Michael Edwards In a short essay published after his death, David writes that “Good ideas rarely, if ever,…


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Ep#63 Culture Shock, Storytelling, Pungent Masculinity & Rule Based Imaginations: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , September 20th, 2020


The Familiar Strange · #63 Culture Shock, Storytelling, Pungent Masculinity & Rule Based Imagination For the panel this week we welcome Luke Corbin from Myanmar Musings and Familiar…


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Another Life

Julia Brown , June 20th, 2018


As anthropologist Kirin Narayan put to readers of her book Alive in the Writing, the creative process of ethnographic writing can grow from ‘the impulse to find company…


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The Happiness Fetish Revisited

Gamwell , July 24th, 2017


In response to several surveys that attempt to quantify happiness, Ryan, Adam, and Aneil spend this episode of This Anthro Life exploring happiness through the lens of fetishism….


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Imagining the Future & Economic Fictions

Ted Fischer , August 2nd, 2016


“The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living,” Marx remarked in The Eighteenth Brumaire, and although we may all make…


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Imagining the Future & Economic Fictions

Ted Fischer , August 2nd, 2016


“The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living,” Marx remarked in The Eighteenth Brumaire, and although we may all make…


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Imagining the Future & Economic Fictions

Unknown , August 2nd, 2016


“The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living,” Marx remarked in The Eighteenth Brumaire, and although we may all make…


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Imagining the Future & Economic Fictions

Ted Fischer , August 2nd, 2016


“The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living,” Marx remarked in The Eighteenth Brumaire, and although we may all make…


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Storytelling and Worldbuilding in The Force Awakens

Nick Mizer , January 12th, 2016


By Nicholas Mizer Last month Salon posted an insightful article by Gerry Canavan, an assistant professor of English at Marquette University. Canavan talks about similarities between Star Wars:…


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