A Critical Moment: Sex/Gender Research at the Intersections of Culture, Brain, and Behavior
FPR-UCLA 2016 Conference Summary
The sex/gender conference succeeded in bringing together people “with different ideas and skills, different ways of thinking, that are actually transforming the field,” observed Carol Worthman, chair of Part 3 (“What’s at Stake?”). The earlier sessions (see Parts 1 and 2) provided …
What Animals Teach Us About Politics
by Brian Massumi
Duke University Press, 2014, 152 pages.
This is a book about choice. That reader who chooses non-acquiescence, chooses learning and living, who is willing to abduct one’s self from home (63) and be self-surpassing, that is the reader Brian Massumi addresses himself to. The one who, instead, seeks comfort in repeating …
Got Absorption? Towards a Neuroanthropology of Play and Ritual
Cross-posted with Neuroanthropology.
On Thursday, Nov. 17th at the American Anthropological Association meetings in Montreal, Canada, I attended a double panel of neuroanthropologists hosted by the Society for Psychological Anthropology. Organized by Christopher Dana Lynn (University of Alabama) and Jeffrey G. Snodgrass (Colorado State University), the panel was entitled …