Just Released: The New Imperialism, Vol. 1: Militarism, Humanism, and Occupation

The New Imperialism is the title of an annual seminar which I offer at Concordia University to advanced undergraduates. It is an unusual course, and given the content of past student evaluations, one that is extremely popular with participants who unanimously rated it as excellent on all levels. Part of the reason might be that there… Read More Just Released: The New Imperialism, Vol. 1: Militarism, Humanism, and Occupation

Iraq 1492

IRAQ 1492 Reflecting on the (in)capacity of scholars, and even some indigenous leaders, to learn from the history they researched or the history they survived, I circulated a poem back in 2003 that juxtaposed the invasion of Iraq with Columbus’ invasion of the indigenous Caribbean. It was on a scholars’ listserv, from where it has… Read More Iraq 1492

0.171: Anthropology and the Will to Meaning: Vassos Argyrou

This interlude in the series is to finally introduce the work of Dr. Vassos Argyrou (Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Hull), specifically his book, Anthropology and the Will to Meaning: A Postcolonial Critique (London: Pluto Press, 2002) which I have referred to in the past on several occasions (a condensed version of… Read More 0.171: Anthropology and the Will to Meaning: Vassos Argyrou