Browsing Archives of Author »Maximilian Forte«

Resistance, Rupture, and Repair: The Story of the Caribs of St. Vincent

August 21, 2014


Originally published on H-Caribbean, June 2014 (Director) Andrea E. Leland. Yurumein (Homeland). January 2014. 50-minute documentary / DVD format / 4:3 aspect ratio / surround sound. Resistance, Rupture, and Repair: The Story of the Caribs of St. Vincent in the Caribbean Yurumein by Andrea E. Leland effectively begins twice: first it begins in St. Vincent, […]

Weaponizing Anthropology: An Overview

August 19, 2014


Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State. By David H. Price. Published by CounterPunch and AK Press, Petrolia and Oakland, CA, 2011. ISBN-13: 9781849350631. 219 pages. For students already in anthropology and those interested in perhaps becoming anthropology students, for those researching the history and political economy of the social sciences, and […]

Against Any Further US Intervention in Iraq

August 15, 2014


Earlier this week we posted Donnchadh Mac an Ghoill’s interview with Sadiq Al Timimi on the current conflict in Iraq, in historical, local, and international contexts. Given the mounting ex post facto justifications for another round of heightened US military intervention in Iraq, already well underway and with no defined limit in either the scope […]

Bury Me Rolf Harris in Wolf Creek, Zeke

August 12, 2014


Exceeding charm may come with a harmful flipside. For decades, Rolf Harris was an icon of Australian popular culture. Yet in recent months, the icon has been erased: a result of his trial and conviction on charges of sexual assault against numerous minors, the details of which can be incredibly chilling. He has been sentenced […]

Anthropology: The Empire on which the Sun Never Sets (Part 3)

May 16, 2014


Within the question of the professionalisation of the discipline lies a still largely unexplored area of how Anthropology serves as a western, largely white, middle-class mode of ‘consumption’, specifically the consumption of knowledge about the world that has been ‘appropriately’ filtered, organized, and translated. Of course getting a degree in Anthropology is not just like any other form of consumption, just as it is not merely an expression of curiosity: the process results in formal certification.

Anthropology: The Empire on which the Sun Never Sets (Part 2)

May 16, 2014


Anthropology as a discipline, and anthropology as curiosity about difference or as a philosophy of the human condition, certainly overlap but they are not the same. Enforcers of the discipline have tended to monopolistically speak in the name of the project as a whole. This appropriation, whether intentional or simply a mistake, confuses analysis of the purposes of institutional Anthropology.


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