Comments for Savage Minds http://savageminds.org Notes and Queries in Anthropology Tue, 05 May 2015 13:35:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 Comment on The hills of Nepal are crying, but why aren’t we listening? by Esmé Comfort http://savageminds.org/2015/05/04/the-hills-of-nepal-are-crying-but-why-arent-we-listening/comment-page-1/#comment-837441 Tue, 05 May 2015 13:35:20 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16894#comment-837441 I always donate to the Red Cross because generally they are the first, if not already on the ground. And, as you say, if international agencies trust and use crowd-sourcing, it will all work to the common good. http://blogs.redcross.org.uk/emergencies/2015/04/nepal-earthquake-story-of-a-village/

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Comment on Between the Anthropocene and Neostructuralism by johnmccreery http://savageminds.org/2015/04/28/between-the-anthropocene-and-neostructuralism/comment-page-1/#comment-837433 Tue, 05 May 2015 02:32:11 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16845#comment-837433 As cultural analysis both extends to and draws from accounts of nonhumans, we have to leave behind an obsessive fixation on the subjective as the sole fulcrum for our analytical work.

To this anthropologist who lives and works in East Asia, this point becomes even more salient when we realize that most English-language “ethnography” is produced by individuals with at best a modest command of their collaborators’ native language. To our colleagues in history and literature, who invest far more time in the languages in question, our claims to correctly interpret what we are told seem more than a little suspect. The ethnographer’s “I was there” claim is better supported by careful and replicable observation than notes on what we thought we were told.

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Comment on Gone: The Earthquake in Nepal by Brace for Impact | What can you do with anthropology? http://savageminds.org/2015/04/30/gone-the-earthquake-in-nepal/comment-page-1/#comment-837431 Mon, 04 May 2015 20:59:30 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16849#comment-837431 […] http://savageminds.org/2015/04/30/gone-the-earthquake-in-nepal/#more-16849 […]

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Comment on A Place for Poor People? Peri-Urban Land & “Development” in Lesotho by A Place for Poor People? | What can you do with anthropology? http://savageminds.org/2015/03/27/a-place-for-poor-people-peri-urban-land-development-in-lesotho/comment-page-1/#comment-837430 Mon, 04 May 2015 20:57:29 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16589#comment-837430 […] http://savageminds.org/2015/03/27/a-place-for-poor-people-peri-urban-land-development-in-lesotho/ […]

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Comment on Gone: The Earthquake in Nepal by Sanne Wassink http://savageminds.org/2015/04/30/gone-the-earthquake-in-nepal/comment-page-1/#comment-837421 Sun, 03 May 2015 14:53:49 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16849#comment-837421 Must read for anthropologist related to the beautiful people of Nepal! Thank you. Heartbreaking true how the earthquake can change the ‘culture of acceptance’. From resignation to fate, to bottum-up organizing.

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Comment on Gone: The Earthquake in Nepal by Pavan Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi http://savageminds.org/2015/04/30/gone-the-earthquake-in-nepal/comment-page-1/#comment-837418 Sun, 03 May 2015 07:49:31 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16849#comment-837418 The following piece does show sympathy for a crisis ridden quake hit Nepal; Does any anthropological study have ever talked about why average Nepali’s lives are poorest and why power politics matter? I wonder that how & why European scholars’ Nepal eye is always mired with a deep sense of ethnocentric simple formulation to save a country following some tips; My comments might be felt ‘uneasy’ and some may take it derogatory too.

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Comment on Gone: The Earthquake in Nepal by Class and Natural Disaster | What can you do with anthropology? http://savageminds.org/2015/04/30/gone-the-earthquake-in-nepal/comment-page-1/#comment-837407 Fri, 01 May 2015 21:55:12 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16849#comment-837407 […] http://savageminds.org/2015/04/30/gone-the-earthquake-in-nepal/#more-16849 […]

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Comment on Talal Asad: Why do I support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement? by Israel, Palestinians, and BDS | What can you do with anthropology? http://savageminds.org/2015/04/10/talal-asad-why-do-i-support-the-boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-movement/comment-page-1/#comment-837402 Fri, 01 May 2015 16:19:02 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16684#comment-837402 […] http://savageminds.org/2015/04/10/talal-asad-why-do-i-support-the-boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-m… […]

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Comment on Gone: The Earthquake in Nepal by Carole McGranahan http://savageminds.org/2015/04/30/gone-the-earthquake-in-nepal/comment-page-1/#comment-837399 Fri, 01 May 2015 13:39:46 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16849#comment-837399 “Can international aid community break entrenched patterns” in the recovery process for Nepal? Anthropologist Heather Hindman’s new article: http://theconversation.com/nepals-recovery-can-international-aid-community-break-entrenched-patterns-40881

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Comment on Gone: The Earthquake in Nepal by Carole McGranahan http://savageminds.org/2015/04/30/gone-the-earthquake-in-nepal/comment-page-1/#comment-837398 Fri, 01 May 2015 13:34:32 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16849#comment-837398 Sharing Cornell study abroad student Laura Lin’s blog, lots well worth reading here including her post “Some moments in Mhanegang” http://blogs.cornell.edu/cuacl898/2015/03/02/some-moments-in-mhanegang/

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Comment on Gone: The Earthquake in Nepal by Nepal | What can you do with anthropology? http://savageminds.org/2015/04/30/gone-the-earthquake-in-nepal/comment-page-1/#comment-837394 Fri, 01 May 2015 02:54:18 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16849#comment-837394 […] http://savageminds.org/2015/04/30/gone-the-earthquake-in-nepal/ […]

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Comment on Gone: The Earthquake in Nepal by gail carson http://savageminds.org/2015/04/30/gone-the-earthquake-in-nepal/comment-page-1/#comment-837393 Fri, 01 May 2015 01:03:40 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16849#comment-837393 I believe there is such a person in Kathmandu. His name is Prabhas Pokharel. Find him and ask him to lead and organize the relief effort.

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Comment on Slow Reading by Reading and Writing | What can you do with anthropology? http://savageminds.org/2015/03/09/slow-reading/comment-page-1/#comment-837392 Fri, 01 May 2015 00:53:37 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16459#comment-837392 […] McGranahan, Carole. “Slow Reading.” Savage Minds. Savage Minds. 9 Mar. 2015. Web. 23 Apr. 2015. <http://savageminds.org/2015/03/09/slow-reading/#more-16459&gt;. […]

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Comment on Gone: The Earthquake in Nepal by Mohan Pradhan http://savageminds.org/2015/04/30/gone-the-earthquake-in-nepal/comment-page-1/#comment-837391 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 23:40:42 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16849#comment-837391 Gar ne Parcha – Ta ra – Kase ri? Got to do …but who is to co-ordinate – motivate – and see it through? Can any one suggest – such a group of people – who can make it happen and bring it all together. I am sure there are enough people out there – who dearly love Nepal and its people to assist with the self help attitude of the ordinary people of Nepal.

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Comment on Gone: The Earthquake in Nepal by Inequality in an Earthquake | What can you do with anthropology? http://savageminds.org/2015/04/30/gone-the-earthquake-in-nepal/comment-page-1/#comment-837390 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 23:16:14 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=16849#comment-837390 […] inequality strikes again. This time, it came in the form of an earthquake. In Nepal, “many of the places and peoples most severely hit were the poorest, those in villages close to […]

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