Como protegerse contra un antropólogo: Un código de ética desde la base

The following is a Spanish translation of the original and unrevised document that appeared in English on this blog on 09 September, 2008. Lo siguiente es una traducción al español del documento original que apareció en Inglés en este blog el día 09 de septiembre, 2008. Algunos de los cambios en el texto original no… Read More Como protegerse contra un antropólogo: Un código de ética desde la base

How to Protect Yourself from an Anthropologist: A Code of Ethics from the Bottom Up (2.0)

Revised: 21 September 2008 This document is meant to be the start of a decolonized code of ethics, ethics as seen not from the point of view of the foreign anthropologist, but from the vantage point of the community “receiving” that anthropologist. The history behind this document is quite long, dating at least to Vine… Read More How to Protect Yourself from an Anthropologist: A Code of Ethics from the Bottom Up (2.0)

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… Read More Pragmatism in the “Shitstem” and Singing for Obama