November 26, 2009 · 1:01 am
An anthropology blog celebrating the social nature of knowledge-production within the academy. (I write about anthropology and stuff.)
'[T]here is a dialectic between common humanity and particular ways of being human.It is the common humanity that creates the possibility of anthropology; it is the diversity of humanity that makes it necessary.’
~ Howard Morphy
'Simply to demonstrate that the character of reciprocity is contingent upon social distance - even if it could be demonstrated in an incontestable way - is not to traffic in ultimate explanation, nor yet to specify when exchanges will in fact take place...'
~ Marshall Sahlins
'Far more than we ordinarily suppose, economic relations rest on moral foundations.’
~ Raymond Firth
'Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.'
~ Virginia Woolf