Comments on: Polity rocks the biographies http://savageminds.org/2012/12/26/polity-rocks-the-biographies/ Notes and Queries in Anthropology Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:25:58 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Steven Tran-Creque http://savageminds.org/2012/12/26/polity-rocks-the-biographies/comment-page-1/#comment-770869 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:54:43 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=9055#comment-770869 Hold up. Why weren’t you bothered by the English version cutting out Mauss’ politics? That seems pretty huge to me.

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By: Tony Waters http://savageminds.org/2012/12/26/polity-rocks-the-biographies/comment-page-1/#comment-770264 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:09:46 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=9055#comment-770264 Radkau’s biography of Weber is a great source of anecdotes about Weber’s life for my Classical Social Theory class. References to Max’s mistress problems make otherwise dry explanations of World War I history more lively. I hope that the new Durkheim biography will have the same spice!

Not exactly “Weber for kids,” as Erin guests. But, then it is my business to keep the attention of 20 and 21 year olds, not the younger budding social theorists!

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By: Erin Taylor http://savageminds.org/2012/12/26/polity-rocks-the-biographies/comment-page-1/#comment-770149 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:34:48 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=9055#comment-770149 Great that these biographies are becoming available. I think someone should write biographies of famous anthropologists for kids! People like Malinowski, Mead and Mauss would make great adventure stories – better than Raiders of the Lost Arc or Tomb Raider :-)

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