Buried in a comment thread in an entry that scrolled off the main page, John asks:
who are you reading now whom you would recommend as a model to emulate? Whose work looks promising—not just in terms of what the individual author might do—but in terms of defining a paradigm that others might want to develop?
I asked this question a while ago on my blog and got “some good answers”:http://alex.golub.name/log/index.php?p=324 which included “good British reads”:http://alex.golub.name/log/?p=333 but since Savage Minds is more widely read, I thought I’d ask the question again here: who is on your list?
I find the answers so far fascinating. Orange, a Deutschophone, points to Ulf Hannerz. “Kerim”:/2005/11/05/whats-your-national-style/#comment-2000 reccomends the two recent volumes on language ideology. “Oneman”:/2005/11/05/whats-your-national-style/#comment-1998 puts together an eclectic list that starts with “Marcus and Fischer” and includes “Latour, Rofel, Graeber, both Rosaldos, Taussig, Brodkin, Abu-Lughod, Ginzburg, Gupta, Trigger, Vincent, Stocking, Appadurai.”
My own list differs from Oneman’s and has a lot in common with Kerim’s…