Ethics and the Other

One way of reconciling [the] project of a cosmopolitan anthropology with an ontology that is mindful of the social nature of the self is to turn the universal figure of Everyone into a someone, in particular into someone else, that is, into an other. The other, who never really can be reduced to an alter […]

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Scripting the Cosmopolitan

Checking on an author’s quotation from a dictionary defining the “cosmopolitan,” and running the term through a few online databases, I accidentally came across the word “cosmopolitan” as written in different languages. Somehow the result, part of which is shown below, superficially looks like the definition put into practice, and yet also seems to undermine […]

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Guanaguanare: Universal Aboriginality

As some readers already know, I am a fan of a Trinidadian blog that is titled, “Guanaguanare-The Laughing Gull.” I recently received an email from that blog, with the following post: ….I have chosen to focus on one aspect of Trinidadian society and culture – the aboriginal presence. I will take the opportunity to think […]

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