Nativistic Movements

Originally published as: “Nativistic Movements” By Ralph Linton and A. Irving Hallowell American Anthropologist, 45(2), 1943, pp. 230-240 NATIVISTIC MOVEMENTS By RALPH LINTON ———-page 230———- AT THE time that the centennial meeting of the American Ethnological Society was planned, the writer was invited to contribute a paper on nativistic movements in North America. When he […]

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Anthropology and the Representation of Migrations from Afghanistan

[This is a paper that was originally published under the title of “Anthropology and the Representation of Recent Migrations from Afghanistan,” as it appeared in Rethinking Refuge and Displacement: Selected Papers on Refugees and Immigrants, Volume VIII, 2000. Arlington, VA: American Anthropological Association. Eds. E. M. Godziak and D. J. Shandy. Pp. 291-321. Given the […]

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Single-Cell Resistance in the TimeSpace of Kairos

The period of bifurcation, chaos, and wild fluctuations out of which will emerge a new order (but one impossible to predict in advance) is in fact the description of the third time of historical social systems, that of structural crisis. It is the view of many world-systems analysts that the modern world-system has entered this […]

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A Vehicle for Protest: The Van in Vancouver

Vehicles captured my attention on several occasions while I was in Vancouver, with its “sky train,” compact taxis, cruise ships, yachts, and buses — most were vehicles for commerce, tourism, and leisure. During my first night I was drawn to loud music blaring several stories below from what must have been the longest stretch limousine […]

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“This is war”: More news on the Greek uprising

“Every single, and I mean every single shop in the centre of Athens is damaged or destroyed”. “It is war, don’t you see? This is war.” And so it begins. The biggest string of riots the country has seen in its post-dictatorship (1974) era. Talking heads on TV screens are completely freaking out. “What would […]

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Resistance Blogging

Pax Americana has a seemingly vast number of posts dealing with tactics of nonviolent resistance and noncooperation, of which blogging can be one element. (Boycotting is another element, and this will come up again when I speak of the Pentagon’s Minerva Research Initiative.) Pax Americana’s attempts to reconfigure blogging as an oppositional tool, an outlook […]

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National Security Research and the Geopolitical Context of Knowledge Production

Thinking about Hugh Gusterson’s “The U.S. Military’s Quest to Weaponize Culture” prompted me to consider some current developments, as reported by various news agencies and one think tank, as indications of new conditions of knowledge production and the kinds of pressures and constraints orienting social science research toward specific ends. For some these are “constraints,” […]

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"NZ anti-terrorism laws branded incoherent after raid fiasco"

From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/11/18/2094044.htm The future of New Zealand’s controversial terrorism suppression laws is in doubt, after authorities ruled that none of those arrested in last month’s raids on Maori communities will face terrorism charges. Solicitor-General David Collins QC says the “overly complex and incoherent” legislation means the law cannot be […]

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On "Native Terrorism": A Reader Responds

::I am thankful for receiving the following message, which was posted in response to another post on this blog (“More Hysteria Over the ‘Native Terrorist’“):: Hegemonic Post-Colonial Discourse (Contemporary Colonization) What is terrorism? What does it mean to act in the name of peace, or to find arms in places where they don’t exist? Are […]

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