Book Review: The Tribal Imagination—Civilization and the Savage Mind, by Robin Fox

The Tribal Imagination: Civilization and the Savage Mind. Robin Fox. Harvard University Press. Hardcover. ISBN 9780674059016. Publication: March 2011. 432 pages, 28 line illustrations, 3 maps. Professor Robin Fox is one of those mildly conservative, somewhat eccentric, Englishmen that even we Irish Revolutionaries cannot help but find likeable. I had read his The Red Lamp of Incest some years ago, and […]

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The 9th Annual Critical Race Conference: Compassion, Complicity and Conciliation The Politics, Cultures and Economies of ‘Doing Good’

UPDATE: The deadline for paper abstracts has been extended to 16 March 2009. UPDATE: The website for the conference is located at http://sites.google.com/site/criticalracemontreal/ I am happy to further distribute this announcement of a call for paper abstracts (on short notice, my apologies) for a conference that I hold in high esteem — I presented at […]

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Blackbird: Battles over a browser

O Blackbird! sing me something well: While all the neighbors shoot thee round, I keep smooth plats of fruitful ground, Where thou may’st warble, eat and dwell. — Lord Alfred Tennyson Continuing from the last post on the subject of Blackbird, a new Internet browser ostensibly designed to cater for African American interests, it seems […]

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Blackbird: Browser for Black People

Yes, there is a browser for black people: Blackbird: Blackbird was developed on the simple proposition that we, as the African American community, can make the Internet experience better for ourselves and, in doing so, make it better for everyone. Primarily we believe that the Blackbird application can make it easier to find African American […]

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Yes You Can. Yes You Did.

What a night. I am happy to have been alive to see this. Right now a million people packed into a park in Chicago await the arrival of Barack Obama, the next president of the United States. John McCain finished speaking a few minutes ago. In part because the competing sides that dominated the election […]

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R.A.C.E. Conference: RACE-ING HEGEMONIES, RESURGING IMPERIALISMS

R.A.C.E. 2008 Organizing Committee THE 8TH ANNUAL CRITICAL RACE and ANTICOLONIAL STUDIES CONFERENCE OF RESEARCHERS AND ACADEMICS OF COLOUR FOR EQUALITY (R.A.C.E.) NOVEMBER 14-16, 2008 Ryerson University, Toronto Conference website RACE-ING HEGEMONIES, RESURGING IMPERIALISMS: Building Anti-Racist and Anti-Colonial Theory and Practice for Our Times We are subject daily to revelations about the violence and hypocrisy […]

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Stuff White People Like: Anthropology, apparently

While reviewing an article titled, “No Surprise Here! Almost No Black Faculty Members in the Field of Anthropology,” in The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (No. 16, Summer 1997, 37-39), I performed a very cursory Google search for “white people” and “anthropology” and ended up at a Los Angeles Times article about the blog-turned-bestseller, […]

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“Models” of Anthropological Colonialism?

I have been considering the diverse ways in which a relationship exists between anthropology and colonialism, sketching some very rough ideas on this blog (as usual, I feel the need to apologize). In part this comes out of some productive engagements with essays written in ANTH 601 at Concordia University, to which I owe many […]

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