Academic Freedom News: Ward Churchill, Joel Kovel

Issues of academic freedom have been very important on this blog, and current events continue to make them very relevant. Recently I have been writing about the case of Norman Finkelstein (here and here) and I have created an Academic Freedom channel in Open Anthropology TV, that heavily features Finkelstein. I have also written to […]

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Canadian Anthropology, the Human Terrain System, and the Minerva Research Initiative: Canadian Responses

One Canadian Response As part of a broader framework of Canadian responses to the militarization of anthropology, and in particular the potential for American influence in this respect on Canadian anthropology, I am pleased to announce that the subject occupies several pages of the current issue of Culture, the newsletter of the Canadian Anthropology Society […]

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Round Table: “The Anthropologist in Mined Fields” (updated)

DEINZEIN, the newest anthropology blog, by fellow Montréal anthropologist Kiven Strohm, is announcing the following round table for Friday, 06 February, 2009, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm in the Salle Marius Barbeau, in the Département d’anthropologie, in the Pavillon Lionel-Groulx at the Université de Montréal. The session is titled “The Anthropologist in Mined Fields,” and I […]

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Gaza is Dying: Global Movement to End the War

As today we receive news that the Israeli military has bombed the headquarters of the United Nations’ Works and Relief Agency in Gaza, as well as part of a hospital, and the offices of two foreign news agencies, we are reminded of the need for urgent action from global civil society to pressure our governments […]

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One Year Later: Viva Roi Kwabena!

ROI KWABENA Today is the first anniversary of the death of Dr. Roi Kwabena, someone whose presence in my own work and evolution was fundamental, a mentor and guide, a great example of a publicly engaged anthropologist — completely public, in the sense of not being tied to any academic position, and inspiring some to […]

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Pragmatism in the “Shitstem” and Singing for Obama

Apolitical, as in Conservative “Apolitical intellectuals” is a poem by Otto René Castillo from Guatemala, appearing on Deathpower. An apolitical intellectual is an interesting idea, and there may be one some day. What I think Castillo is referring to as “apolitical” is not the absence of political subjectivity, but rather disengagement from the politics of […]

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More on RECLAIM THE ANTHROPOLOGIX

I was very happy to receive a reply from Illcommonz, in response to questions I sent regarding the meaning of “Anthropologix,” what the words were next to the MTV logo on the screen (I was not sure if I had read them clearly), and to ask questions about the makers of the film. The response […]

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