Cosmopolitan Anthropology as Responsibility to the Other

A cosmopolitan research method and agenda would need to reckon with the primordial otherness of the humans we encounter either face-to-face or indirectly. Thereby, it would have to internalize methodologically the ethical constitution of any form of subjectivity. In this perspective, it is unethical to turn the other into an object of knowledge. This means… Read More Cosmopolitan Anthropology as Responsibility to the Other

Show Me Your Motion! (Of Mentors, Peers, and Mimesis and Alterity in Trinidad)

True scientific knowledge, on the contrary, demands abandonment to the very life of the object — G.W.F. Hegel, Preface, The Phenomenology of Mind Discourse of all kind is heavily embedded with speech that has previously occurred, typically in the form of the first person direct quotation. — Joel Sherzer, quoted in Michael Taussig (1993, p.… Read More Show Me Your Motion! (Of Mentors, Peers, and Mimesis and Alterity in Trinidad)