The Goat Caught in Bushkazi: Personal Effects of One’s Role in the Great Game

The beginning of this story, for me, was in the spring of 1969. I had applied for funding to do a cutting edge project combining methods and techniques of visual anthropology that I had learned from John Collier, Jr, my own version of cognitive anthropology arising out of the works of Edward Sapir and the… Read More The Goat Caught in Bushkazi: Personal Effects of One’s Role in the Great Game

0.19: Questions about Colonialism and Anthropology: Epistemology, Methodology, and Politics

Two Sides of the Same Coin Anthropology might look it came to us with a dual consciousness. On one side, a consciousness influenced by ideals of science and objectivity, driven to developing a commanding knowledge about human others. On the other side, a consciousness of itself as a creature of imperialism, guided by a scientific… Read More 0.19: Questions about Colonialism and Anthropology: Epistemology, Methodology, and Politics

Spectroscopic Survey of Imperial (De)formations: A Wholly Dispassionate and Disinterested Report from the Links

Breaking down the White Light of Empire, This report starts at the big blue end of the spectrum: Afghanistan, Iraq, held low under the high water of 1492, By an oversized 227 year old man of war. A down swinging empire of rising fear, meets its boomerang, With the lies told abroad only believed at… Read More Spectroscopic Survey of Imperial (De)formations: A Wholly Dispassionate and Disinterested Report from the Links