The Particulars of a Name

“To understand a name you must be acquainted with the particular of which it is a name.” –Bertrand Russell (p. 182) “The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name.” –Aldous Huxley (source) As Huxley also said, “facts do not cease to exist because they are […]

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There Can Be Only One!

Terrible burden this is, to have to play the hero defending his good name on the battlefield. Ah but such is the life of the immortal one…and there can be only one. What’s in a name, an expropriated, coopted, appropriated name? For anthropologists, quite a lot. Names do matter. They know that. And if it […]

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RECLAIM THE ANTHROPOLOGIX

Another treasure accidentally found on YouTube — “Anthem of Freelance Anthropology” shown on MTV. Freedom sounds mix of Ehtnographic Public Domain Footage: [FOOTAGE] EDWARD S. CURTIS “IN THE LAND OF WAR CANOES: KWAKIUTL INDIAN LIFE ON THE NORTHWEST COAST”(1914) ZORA NEALE HURSTON “FIELDWORK”(1928 ) MAYA DEREN “DIVINE HORSEMEN THE LIVING GODS OF HAITI”(1947) [MUSIC] THE […]

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