[Marxism] [SUSPICIOUS MESSAGE] Radical Anthropology talks in London

Chris Knight chris.knight at live.com
Sat Jan 2 06:33:01 MST 2016

[Please publicise widely]

Radical Anthropology talks, Spring 2016

Mythology as a window into other worlds

Tuesdays, 6.45–9.00pm  

Language, art, music and culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, culminating in a symbolic explosion or ‘human revolution’ whose echoes can still be heard in myths and cultural traditions from around the world. These talks are a general introduction to social and biological anthropology, ranging over fields as diverse as hunter-gatherer studies, mythology, primatology, archaeology and archaeoastronomy. Radical Anthropology brings indigenous rights activists, environmentalists, feminists and others striving for a better world together with people who just want to learn about anthropology. There is always time for questions and discussion after each talk and there are good local pubs for those wishing to socialise into the evening. 

Jan 12  Decoding Chomsky’s linguistic theories: Science and revolutionary politics   Chris Knight

Jan 19  Myths of Aboriginal Australia: rainbow snakes and song-lines   Chris Knight

Jan 26  A Plains Indian myth: The Wives of the Sun and Moon   Chris Knight

Feb 2   Biological and social anthropology: a stormy relationship   Hilary Callan

Feb 9   Stories, myths and ways of knowing among Kalahari hunters and herders    Chris Low

Feb 16  An Amazonian myth: The hunter Monmanéki and his wives   Chris Knight 

Feb 23  Archaeogenetics and modern human dispersals   Martin Richards 

Mar 1   A special world of time: lived myths of the Bayaka Pygmies of Central Africa   Jerome Lewis

Mar 8   The Incredible Bleeding Woman, a cabaret performance   Marisa Carnesky    

Mar 15  A Greek comedy: Lysistrata and the sex-strike   RAG workshop

Mar 22  Lysistrata decoded   Camilla Power

All talks are free and open to all in the Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Square, London WC1E 6BT.

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