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.… Read More Anthropology: The Empire on which the Sun Never Sets (Part 3)
The intellectual heritage of European expansion that we inherit as anthropologists – certainly not without modification and criticism – is again the subject in this series. If Immanuel Wallerstein explained which agendas became dominant with the institutionalization of the social sciences, with some notes on why they became dominant, Pierre Bourdieu provides some explanation as… Read More 0.178: The Social Production of Science and Anthropology as Knowledge for Domination
Continuing from the last post… Not to worry, when Ward Churchill comes to join us at Concordia University on April 15, like magic we will turn that $1 award into many times that amount. In the meantime, the University of Colorado (CU) is obligated to pay Churchill’s legal fees, which at the moment are estimated… Read More Ward Churchill’s Victory is Our Victory
The verdict is now in: the jury has agreed that Ward Churchill was unlawfully fired for expressing his political beliefs. The jury also decided that Ward Churchill was not entitled to more than $1 in damages, having earlier learned from the judge that this was the lowest amount possible that could be awarded (a jury… Read More The Verdict is in: WARD CHURCHILL WINS !