[Marxism] Radical Anthropology talks

Chris Knight chris.knight at live.com
Wed Jan 7 07:38:29 MST 2015


Please circulate:Radical
Anthropology

An Introduction to Anthropology

Spring 2015 

 

Symbolic culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, in a
revolution whose echoes can still be heard in myths and rituals around the
world. Our talks this term focus on human evolution in the light of hunter-gatherer
ethnography, population genetics, biology, primatology, cave painting research
and palaeolithic archaeology. There is plenty of time for questions, discussion
and socialising.

 

Jan 13       Conservatism and how to fight it: lessons
from evolutionary theory.            Lesley Newson

Jan 20       My
recent stay with the Hadza of Tanzania.                                                   James Woodburn

Jan 27       Human
origins: why menstruation matters.                                                          Chris
Knight 

Feb 3         Noam Chomsky and the human revolution.                                                         Chris Knight 

Feb  10     Telling
the story of the Kalahari First People.                                                            Chris Low

Feb 17      An introduction to
African ethnomusicology.                                                      Noel
Lobley.* 

Feb 24      Gift exchange or barter? The origins and functions of money.                     Mark Jamieson

Mar 3        Mental time travel in
crows and humans.                           Nicola
Clayton and Clive Wilkins

Mar 10     An Aboriginal Australian myth: ‘The Rainbow Snake’.                                         Chris
Knight

Mar 17     Can
we reconstruct the world’s first stories, myths and rituals?                   Camilla Power 

Mar 24     Fire and human
evolution.                                                                                     John Gowlett

Mar
31     A Plains Indian
myth: ‘The Wives of the Sun and Moon’.                                 Chris
Knight 

* = to
be  confirmed.

 

All talks held at the Cock Tavern,
23 Phoenix Rd., NW1 1HB (Euston).

All events are free but small donations welcome.

Tuesdays, 6.30–9.00pm.  More Info:
radicalanthropologygroup.org

For updates on meetings and anthropology news, follow us on @radicalanthro
and Facebook


 		 	   		  


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