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Anthropodcast est un podcast qui va vous faire découvrir et aimer l'anthropologie ! Que vous soyez anthropologues, amateurs d'ethnologie, voyageurs en quête de réponses ou simple curieux dans les sciences sociales, venez en apprendre plus avec nous ! Bases de l'anthropologie, fonctionnement des cultures et des sociétés, retour sur des livres que vous devriez découvrir, interviews avec des anthropologues, réponses à vos questions et énigmes anthropologiques, tout est bon pour vous faire découvrir cette science passionnante ! N'hésitez pas à vous abonner et à nous poser toutes les questions qui vous intéressent, nous tenterons de trouver les meilleurs réponses possibles !
AnthroPod is produced by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (http://www.culanth.org). Each episode, we explore what anthropologists and anthropology can teach us about the world and people around us.
(Formerly The Marketplace of Ideas.) A world-traveling interview show where Colin Marshall sits down for in-depth conversations with cultural creators, internationalists, and observers of the urban scene about the work they do and the world cities they do it in, from Los Angeles to Osaka to Mexico City to London to Seoul and beyond.
This podcast delievers current news on information within the discipline of anthropology with a domestic and international focus. Look for our Podcast in the iTunes Music Store.
"Getting By": Class and State Formation Among Chinese in Malaysia (Cornell University Press, 2015) is a powerful and multilayered book that upbraids overseas Chinese studies for their neglect of class. Bringing class struggle and identity firmly to the centre of his analysis, Donald Nonini argues that scholars of the overseas Chinese have not accounted for class and its role in state formation adequately. Instead, an abiding concern for articulating an imagined essential "Chinese culture" causes scholars to disregard the radical dialectics of state formation and antagonism that crisscross time and space in Southeast Asian postcolonies. Nevertheless, class relations have been fundamental to Malaysian society, and especially, to the making of meaning among its racially differentiated citizenry. Drawing on over three decades of fieldwork, from 1978 to the 2000s, "Getting By" is full of detail yet highly readable. Sometimes provocative but always reflective, it is throughout concerned with...
Is Harper Lee's novel worth reading? Does it disappoint us about the complexity of racism in America? Listen up and find out.
Cet article Marc Abélès: l’anthropologie et la globalisation est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie. Après avoir fait une escale dans la thématique des rituels en politique, on va vers un très vaste sujet: la globalisation. Penser le monde partie par partie, c’est intéressant, mais pas forcément représentatif de la société actuelle. Tout change, très vite, même dans les outils qu’utilisent les anthropologues qui modifient eux-mêmes la relation avec l’observé… […] The post Marc Abélès: l’anthropologie et la globalisation est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie.
Who were the Indo-Europeans? Were they all-conquering heroes? Aggressive patriarchal Kurgan horsemen, sweeping aside the peaceful civilizations of Old Europe? Weed-smoking drug dealers rolling across Eurasia in a cannabis-induced haze? Or slow-moving but inexorable farmers from Anatolia? These are just some of the many possibilities discussed in the scholarly literature. But in 2012, a New York Times article announced that the problem had been solved, by a team of innovative biologists applying computational tools to language change. In an article published in Science, they claimed to have found decisive support for the Anatolian hypothesis. In their book, The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics (Cambridge University Press, 2015), Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin Lewis make the case that this conclusion is premature, and based on unwarranted assumptions. In this interview, Asya and Martin talk to me about the history of the Indo-European homeland question...
Reinke discusses the back story and aftermath of the circumstances surrounding the critically-acclaimed documentary, "The Overnighters" (2014), winner of several awards, including the Sundance special award for best documentary. This is an amazing conversation, reflecting on the work of Reinke and his LCMS congregation to help displaced workers who came to North Dakota to benefit from the fracking boom. Reinke is by no means a perfect guy, he never claims to be. But he also has a way of inspiring folks to consider radical hospitality and grace--even to the unloveable. He is an underdog, and a champion of underdogs. That isn't always a formula for earthly succes. Perhaps the best quote from our guest (who had a good many): "Love is not an investment. Love is a gift." virtueinthewasteland.com faithfulmasks.org 1517legacy.com thejaggedword.com
Cet article Anthropoquizz 6: tic tac toe est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie. Attention, ce nouvel épisode d’Antropoquizz comporte la solution du quiz précédent, si vous ne l’avez pas encore écouté, veuillez vous rendre sur cette page ! Sinon, voici la solution ainsi qu’une nouvelle énigme ! Après « une énigme en noir et blanc », on vous propose « tic-tac-toe ». Quel est cet objet ? À quoi sert-il ? Nous […] The post Anthropoquizz 6: tic tac toe est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie.
What do you do when you hate what you do? Before that, we discuss emails and feedback related to our previous show. We share a bit about what's been going on this summer with our family vacations. We reveal a dream Jeff's dad had about the nature of this life's journey. We read through and discuss a letter a young Hunter S. Thompson wrote to a friend. virtueinthewasteland.com faithfulmasks.org 1517legacy.com
Cet article Marc Abélès: les rituels en politique est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie. Après avoir parlé de la genèse de l’intérêt de Marc Abélès pour la politique, nous allons plus loin avec l’explication de ce qu’est un rituel politique, avec des exemples. De François Mitterrand à Obama et passant par le Parlement Européen, vous en apprendrez plus sur l’anthropologie politique ! Les rituels en politique On imagine souvent les anthropologues de blancs vêtus, […] The post Marc Abélès: les rituels en politique est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie.
Gay marriage, the constitution, ethics, Christianity, and America. Will the 14th Amendment threaten the 1st Amendment? Is there a difference between what is legal and what is moral? Should conservative Christians be as upset as they are about the recent Supreme Court decision? On this show, we risk upsetting everyone from right to left. We challenge the conservative view that the sky is falling. We challenge the view of those who want to use the state to further biblical positions. We agree with some of the concerns of the consevative, dissenting justices on points of law, and yet suggest that the overall outcome is a reasonable one.
Science and religion are often paired as diametric opposites. However, the boundaries of these two fields were not always as clear as they seem to be today. In The Scientification of Religion: An Historical Study of Discursive Change, 1800-2000 (De Gruyter, 2014), Kocku von Stuckrad, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Groningen, demonstrates how the construction of what constitutes 'religion' and 'science' was a relational process that emerged with the competition between various systems of knowledge. In this book, von Stuckrad traces the transformation and perpetuation of religious discourses as a result of their entanglement with secular academic discourses. In the first half of the book, he presents the discursive constructions of 'religion' and 'science' through the disciplines of astrology, astronomy, psychology, alchemy, chemistry, and scientific experimentation more generally. The second half of the book explores the power of academic legitimization of knowledge...
Joyce B. Flueckiger's new book When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess (Indiana University Press, 2013) is a rich and colorful analysis of the goddess Gangamma's festival and her devotees. During the festival men take on female guises, whilst women intensify the rituals that they perform throughout the year. The books explores the excess of the goddess and the lives of those who bear her.
What is pietism, who were the Pietists, and why does this all matter for contemporary American culture? We chat about Wesley, Zinzendorf, Spener, Arndt, Haugee etc.
A recent book review I read began with the line "borderlands are back." It's certainly true that more and more historians have used borderland regions as the stage for some excellent work on the construction of national identities (or indifference to them) in recent years. J. Laurence Hare, Associate Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, makes a novel and highly compelling contribution to that literature with Excavating Nations: Archaeology, Museums, and the German-Danish Borderlands (University of Toronto Press, 2015). As the title suggests, the book looks at the role of antiquities and archaeology in the creation of Danish and German national identities from the early nationalist period through the twentieth century. The region between Denmark and Germany is perhaps not the place many Americans think of when they think of Scandinavia (home of wind-swept islands and fjords) or Germany (with its forests and Alpine vistas). Yet the German-Danish borderland has a very distinctive...
Gary Wilder's new book, Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World (Duke University Press, 2015) builds upon the work he began in The French Imperial Nation State: Negritude and Colonial Humanism between the Two World Wars (University of Chicago Press, 2005). Freedom Time considers the politics and poetics of Aimé Césaire and Léopold Senghor during the period 1945-1960, "thinking with" and "working through" the ways these figures anticipated a post-imperial world. The book explores notions of liberation and temporality, considering the alternatives to nationalism and the nation-state that these thinkers imagined as they looked forward to a more democratic, autonomous future on the other side of colonialism. While The French Imperial Nation State asked readers to "rethink France," the project here is, in the author's own words, to "unthink France". Indeed, France, decolonization, and even liberation itself, are all interrogated in this work, as they were by the...
Cet article Marc Abélès: des bistros aveyronnais au parlement européen est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie. L’interview de Marc Abélès, anthropologue spécialisé dans la politique et les institutions, est le premier d’une longue série d’entrevues enregistrées à Paris. Il y aura trois émissions avec Marc Abélès ou nous avons surtout parlé d’anthropologie politique, mais il nous semblait indispensable d’en apprendre plus sur son parcours. Avouez que passer des bistros aveyronnais au parlement européen en faisant escale […] The post Marc Abélès: des bistros aveyronnais au parlement européen est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie.
AnthroPod speaks with Kevin Lewis O'Neill, the winner of the 2014 Cultural Horizons Prize for his essay, "Left Behind: Security, Salvation, and the Subject of Prevention" from the May 2013 issue of Cultural Anthropology. Professor O'Neill is an associate professor in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. He is author of City of God (2010) and Secure the Soul (2015), both from the University of California Press.
Narnia, myth, mere Christianity, and how to be both faithful and willing to play nice with others. Dr. Mueller is Dean of Christ College, Concordia University Irvine, where he is also a Prof. of Theology. He is the author of several books, including Called to Believe, Teach, and Confess: An Introduction to Doctrinal Theology (Wipf & Stock, 2005), Not a Tame God (CPH, 2002), and The Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary (CPH, 2015).
Cet article Anthropoquizz 5: une énigme en noir et blanc est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie. Attention, ce nouvel épisode d’Antropoquizz comporte la solution du quiz précédent, si vous ne l’avez pas encore écouté, veuillez vous rendre sur cette page ! Sinon, voici la solution ainsi qu’une nouvelle énigme ! Décidément, vous êtes très forts, la dernière énigme n’a pas tenu deux heures, vous êtes des rapides ! Dans ce nouvel épisode d’Anthropoquizz, nous vous soumettons […] The post Anthropoquizz 5: une énigme en noir et blanc est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie.
Another show in the Wrong Side of History series, we sit down with a native Hawaiian and a missionary to the Navaho Nation to discuss the ways in which Western Christians have made mistakes, but also some positive contributions, to first nations people around the world, especially in US states and territories. De Lude III (Native Hawaiian) serves the Native Hawaiian people on the island of O’ahu, the third largest and most densely populated island comprising the state. Having received his master’s in Lutheran education and serving many years as vice-principal, Clarence is now enrolled in the Cross-Cultural Ministry Center (CMC) Program at Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., leading to ordination. Tim Norton and his family serve the Navajo Nation – the largest Native nation both in terms of population and area of more than 25,000 square miles. Tim works with Louise Lee (Navajo), who also serves with Lutheran Indian Ministries at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Navajo, N.M. Tim...
There's a lot more to money than its exchange value, as Allison Truitt reveals in her smartly written and lively study, Dreaming of Money in Ho Chi Minh City (University of Washington Press, 2013) about how people in Vietnam's largest city negotiate relations with one another, the state, the global marketplace and the spirit world through dollars and dong, On the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, remitted greenbacks cease to be the stuff of the currency trader or foreign state. Here, they take on new and distinctive roles. They mingle with their counterfeits, the one burned at cemeteries and shrines to satisfy ancestral debts, the other sent by relatives living abroad to acknowledge the debt-bond owed by those who have left the country to those who remain behind. They celebrate the transnational yet also beckon to the intimate. And, they challenge the communist party to reorder its narrative of modernity so as to maintain the primacy of its role in political and administrative affairs. As Truitt...
Cet article FaqInside 2: un an d’Anthropodcast est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie. Voici déjà un peu plus d’un an que nous avons commencé Anthropodcast, une courte mais déjà très intéressante aventure ! Pour fêter l’anniversaire d’Anthropodcast, nous avions organisé une discussion « Aliens vs Anthropologues: first contact« , mais nous voulions aussi vous parler du futur d’Anthropodcast, de ce qui va se passer cette année, et c’est chose faite avec ce nouveau FaqInside Paris […] The post FaqInside 2: un an d’Anthropodcast est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie.
Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015) by Julie Billaud is a fascinating account of women and the state and ongoing 'reconstruction' projects in post-war Afghanistan. The book moves through places such as gender empowerment training programmes and women's dormitories, and analyses such topics as the law and veiling in public. Subtle and engaging, Kabul Carnival is a rare and much needed anthropological insight into women's lives in Afghanistan.
LA Country music, religion, hipsters, and making sincere music. samoutlaw.com virtueinthewasteland.com
In the past few decades, radical fundamentalists have become a major force in the global world. Or at least that what we often here in media outlets or from politicians and religious figures. But what exactly does 'fundamentalism' mean? Does this category point to something specific and exclude phenomena that falls outside the intended use of the term? In Fundamentalism: Perspectives on a Contested History (University of South Carolina Press, 2014) editors Simon A. Wood, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and David Harrington Watt, Professor of History at Temple University, collect a broad set of essays that address just this. They investigate the origins of the term, various communities that have been classified 'fundamentalist,' and alternative trajectories for the deployment of the label. Most often 'fundamentalism' is used to designate a position that advocates a rejection of modernity, scriptural literalism, militancy, and politicization of...
Kevin O'Neill's fascinating book Secure the Soul: Christian Piety and Gang Prevention in Guatemala (University of California Press, 2015) traces the efforts of multi-million dollar programs aimed at state security through gang prevention in Guatemala. O'Neill is most interested in the ways that Christianity and ideas about piety, salvation, redemption, and transformation guide and shape a variety of programs in prisons, rehabilitation centers, and, perhaps surprisingly, reality television and call centers. This is a finely hewn multi-sited ethnography as well as a moving account of the life of a single former gang member. At its core is a tension between the critique of programs that range from the absurd to the tragic, and a recognition that without those programs, former gang members in Guatemala would be relegated to the barest of bare lives.
Music and book suggestions to change things up for you this summer. Don't get into a rut. We created a playlist on spotify to sample some of the stuff we mention: https://play.spotify.com/user/virtueinthewasteland/playlist/6DfJ5Lp4JWdYQhCPDdjVkI You can find a full list of readings on our website: virtueinthewasteland.com
In The Anthropology of Protestantism: Faith and Crisis among Scottish Fishermen (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), anthropologist Joseph Webster takes readers deep into the lives of fishermen in Gamrie, a village perched above the sea in northeastern Scotland. It's a place of great wealth and also poverty, a place of staunch Protestantism among many of the older people and reckless abandon or religious unconcern among the young and "incomers" – that is, new arrivals in the village. By tracing the millennialist faith of the village's many Presbyterian and Brethren churches, this careful ethnography calls into question assumptions about the decline of religion in modern societies. It asks, how do the fishermen of Gamrie experience life as both modern and enchanted? Joseph Webster is Lecturer in Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast. The Anthropology of Protestantism comes out in paperback in June 2015.
Cet article Aliens vs Anthropologues: first contact est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie. Pour fêter le premier anniversaire d’Anthropodcast, on a voulu faire un petit event sympathique au Dernier Bar avant la fin du monde à Paris, et de lier deux thématiques qui nous tiennent à coeur: l’anthropologie et la science-fiction. Que se passerait-il si, au lieu des habituels personnages lambdas, des militaires, des politiques ou des scientifiques, c’était des anthropologues qui entreraient […] The post Aliens vs Anthropologues: first contact est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie.
Climate change, desertification, ethics, ecology, fisheries, and caring for our neighbors around the world. Dr. Bignmami is a marine biologist, specializing in the relationship between fish and the acidity of our oceans. Another episode with the "wrong side of history" theme. virtueinthewasteland.com
Todd Meyers' The Clinic and Elsewhere: Addiction, Adolescents, and the Afterlife of Therapy (University of Washington Press, 2013) is many things, all of them compelling and fully realized. Most directly, the book is an ethnography of drug dependence and treatment among adolescents in Baltimore between 2005-2008. Meyers traces twelve people through their treatment in the clinic and beyond, into what he calls "the afterlife of therapy." The group of adolescents was diverse–their economic and family circumstances, their demographics, and arc of their narratives from addiction to treatment varied widely. Yet they shared at least one important experience: "each had either been enrolled in a clinical trial or were currently being treated with a relatively new drug for opiate withdrawal and replacement therapy: buprenorphine" (4). In this way, the book is also the story of a pharmaceutical making its way and its mark in the worlds of therapeutics, law, public opinion and, especially, in the lives...
Cet article Anthropoquizz 4: on a enterré Jonathan ? est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie. Attention, ce nouvel épisode d’Antropoquizz comporte la solution du quiz précédent, si vous ne l’avez pas encore écouté, veuillez vous rendre sur cette page ! Sinon, voici la solution ainsi qu’une nouvelle énigme ! Vous en avez marre des podcasts de barbus ? Ça tombe bien, ce nouvel épisode est exclusivement féminin ! Avec la réponse à la dernière énigme […] The post Anthropoquizz 4: on a enterré Jonathan ? est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie.
Benjamin Schmidt's beautiful new book argues that a new form of exoticism emerged in the Netherlands between the mid-1660s and the early 1730s, thanks to a series of successful products in a broad range of media that used both text and image to engage with the non-European world. Inventing Exoticism: Geography, Globalism, and Europe's Early Modern World (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015) takes readers into the Dutch ateliers in which exotic geography was produced by bookmakers, paying special attention to frontispieces and other paratexts through which these editor-printer-booksellers created a new way of looking at the world. Picturing, here, was a kind of performance. Schmidt considers how the exotic, non-European body was produced not just in texts and pictures but also in a range of material arts that depicted the body experiencing pleasure and pain. The book concludes by looking ahead to the middle of the eighteenth century, when there was a backlash against exotic geography...
If we look at our landscapes, our cities, our churches, and our homes, we can tell what we value. Indeed, we can determine who our real gods are. From cathedrals to bank buildings, we have, as a race, shifted our allegiances (sometimes from God to mammon). Dan and Jeff banter about Mirecea Eliade, the layout of a home, and though we only use the term once: cultural Feng Shui.
Nicholas B. Dirks' Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India (Columbia University Press, 2015) is a wonderful collection of essays, loosely arranged along the line's of the author's scholarly life. The chapters touch upon themes such as empire and the politics of knowledge, as well as the experience of archival research. Illuminating, lucid and always challenging, Autobiography of an Archive is a stimulating and pleasurable read.
Commencement speaches tend to be salads of platitudes and cliches. But one great one was offered by David Foster Wallace ("This is Water"). We share our advice to students who graduate this year, but also to anyone who wants to reset, wake up, and live well.
Eben Kirksey's wonderful new volume is an inspiring introduction to a kind of multispecies ethnography where artists, anthropologists, and others collaborate to create objects and experiences of great thoughtfulness and beauty. Growing out of a traveling art exhibit of the same name, The Multispecies Salon (Duke University Press, 2014) curates a collection of works that explore three major questions: "Which beings flourish, and which fail, when natural and cultural worlds intermingle and collide?" "What happens when the bodies of organisms, and even entire ecosystems, are enlisted in the schemes of biotechnology and the dreams of biocapitalism?" "…In the aftermath of disasters…what are the possibilities of biocultural hope?" Pioneering a style of collaboration inspired by Michel de Certeau's notion of "poaching," the contributions to the volume span essays on bioart and matsutake worlds, recipes for human-milk cheese and acorn mush, ruminations on the production of assmilk soap and on the...
Fighting, our fights, and the Crusades. This is part of our recent theme: "The Wrong Side of History." Historian and scholar of Islam, Adam Francisco (a Faithful Mask Fellow) joins us to reset our understanding of the history and legacy of the crusades.
We bring Rev. Dr. C. J. Armstrong back to help unpack the ways in which religious communities and other groups maintain their identity, struggle with welcoming outsiders and maintaining identity, and appear to the outside world. We go into the concept of taboos in Freud and Alasdair MacInytre, and spend some time giving a brief history of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, as a case study for this topic.
This is a brief show that we hope to elaborate on later. (Dan's edit: a show on which we wish to elaborate later). In some ways it was occasioned by a comment by Jesse Nigro, posted to a 1517 Legacy blog post by Jeff. How is it that two guys in a conservative and sometimes prickly denomination are simultaneously irenic. We ultimately argue that by being confident in our confession, we can be in dialog with people from radically different perspectives. It's not that we jump on the fad of the hour, but rather that because of our anchor, we need not fret when strange winds blow. virtueinthewasteland.com faithfulmasks.org 1517legacy.com
Caricaturing Culture in India: Cartoons and History in the Modern World (Cambridge University Press, 2014) is a wonderful piece of visual anthropology by Ritu Gairola Khanduri, which uses the history of cartoons, from colonial to current times, to talk about various aspects of Indian society from the state, to political society to modernity. Through archival material and fascinating discussions with cartoonists, the book reveals the various ways in which cartoons talk in India, past and present.
Thom van Dooren’s new book is an absolute must-read. (I was going to qualify that with a “…for anyone who…” and realized that it really needs no qualification.) Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction (Columbia University Press, 2014) is a beautifully written and evocative meditation on extinction. The book offers (and implicates us in) stories about five groups of birds – albatrosses, vultures, Little Penguins, whooping cranes, and Hawaiian crows – that build upon one another and collectively enable us to explore and re-imagine what, where, and how extinction is, and why that matters. Van Dooren emphasizes the importance of storytelling to understanding and inhabiting the world, and the book’s five “extinction stories” each bring to life the entanglements of avian, human, and other beings to ask readers to consider a series of questions that can best be explored, understood, and engaged through attentiveness to these entanglements. “What is lost,” van Dooren asks, “when a...
Beyond what people say, what their voices sound like matters. Voice, as Ana María Ochoa Gautier argues in this marvelous new book Aurality: Listening and Knowledge in Nineteenth Century Colombia (Duke University Press, 2014), was embedded in 19th-century conversations and debates about the boundaries between nature and culture, between the civilized and barbaric, between inclusion or marginalization in a public civic sphere. Set in Colombia but relevant for much of Latin America and the Caribbean, the book draws on brilliant interpretations of the sonorous written archive to take up questions of sound, inscription and the epistemological and ontological status of voice. The book will prompt new formulations in both Sound Studies and Latin American Studies.
Cet article Anthropodcast 3: banane, Demolition Man et maisons donuts est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie. Attention, ce nouvel épisode d’Antropoquizz comporte la solution du quiz précédent, si vous ne l’avez pas encore écouté, veuillez vous rendre sur cette page ! Sinon, voici la solution ainsi qu’une nouvelle énigme ! Vous avez galéré sur le dernier quizz ? Impossible de savoir ce que représente cette image étrange ? On vous donne la réponse, par ailleurs trouvée […] The post Anthropodcast 3: banane, Demolition Man et maisons donuts est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie.
Narrative, fiction, stories, and myth. Why do stories matter? What do they say about society and ideology. Come find out. We mention Casey Abrams, George Washington, Cato, Into the Woods, John Milbank, Radical Orthodoxy, postliberalism, Turretin, ACTC, Stephen Jay Gould, and Enlightenment.
When did religion begin in South Asia? Many would argue that it was not until the colonial encounter that South Asians began to understand themselves as religious. In Religion, Science, and Empire: Classifying Hinduism and Islam in British India (Oxford University Press, 2012), Peter Gottschalk, Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University, outlines the contingent and mutual coalescence of science and religion as they were cultivated within the structures of empire. He demonstrates how the categories of Hindu and Muslim were constructed and applied to the residents of the Chainpur nexus of villages by the British despite the fact that these identities were not always how South Asians described themselves. Throughout this study we are made aware of the consequences of comparison and classification in the study of religion. Gottschalk engages Jonathan Z. Smith’s modes of comparison demonstrating that seemingly neutral categories serve ideological purposes and forms of knowledge are not arbitrary...
Cet article 5 mots pour comprendre: la datation est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie. Une fois n’est pas coutume, après avoir lancé Anthropoquizz, un jeu d’énigmes anthropologiques plutôt complexes, puis FaqInside pour que vous puissiez voir les coulisses du podcast et poser vos questions, nous inaugurons un nouveau petit concept: 5 mots pour comprendre. Le principe est simple, on prend 5 mots plus ou moins complexes que vous pourrez trouver dans les livres d’anthropologie, […] The post 5 mots pour comprendre: la datation est né sur Anthropodcast, le podcast sur l'anthropologie.
In downtown Seattle, Colin talks with comic artist Peter Bagge, creator of the legendary alternative comic series Hate, contributing editor and cartoonist at Reason magazine, and author of such graphic novels as Apocalypse Nerd, Other Lives, Reset, and Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story. They discuss whether Seattle is still the place to be for the Buddy Bradleys of the world; the cheap "place to invent yourself" he first found there; the ever-increasing importance of place in his work, and its necessity in telling longer stories; how Seattle won out as a storytelling location versus the other "cities where hipsters gather"; what Seattle once looked like from his perspective in Manhattan; the feeling of a "pioneer town" then and now; how he found Seattleites who took the time to live elsewhere differed from Seattleites who'd never left, and what it has to do with the Seattle inferiority complex; the relationship between Seattle and the alternative comics scene; how he convinced his...
How should we talk to our children about dating? How should we date ourselves? Dr. C. J. Armstrong comes along for the mellow ride, as a chapperone. Courtship, love, romance, sex, adolescence, and flirtation.
The Kickstarter drive for Notebook on Cities and Culture's sixth season launches now. If we raise its budget, we'll spend an entire year in Seattle: the city of grunge, Microsoft, Amazon, the Space Needle, Buddy Bradley, Archie McPhee, sleeplessness, Starbucks, and much more we'll discover through at least 52 in-depth conversations with its novelists, journalists, comic artists, filmmakers, broadcasters, explorers, academics, architects, planners, cultural creators, internationalists, observers of the urban scene, and more. Once we raise season six's full $6000 budget, the show will go on as planned. And for every additional $200 we raise, the season will include an additional episode. In other words, if we raise $10,000 rather than $6000, you’ll get 72 Seattle interviews rather than 52. Depending upon the amount you pledge to back Notebook on Cities and Culture's year in Seattle, you could get a mention at the end of each episode, postcards from the city, me talking about your project...
Onanism is an old word for masturbation. Why? What is the historical background to the ways in which the church has understood sexuality, the body, what is normal, and how to talk to young people about sexuality. We discuss the origins of the Graham cracker, grain based cereal, and 19th century health fads. This is the first in a series of shows dedicated to evaluating whether the church has been on the wrong side of history and learning how we can apply lessons from the past to our cultural engagement today.