Believing what you want

This is a comment on the current furore about the issue of “safe space”, as covered here by The Atlantic The New Intolerance of Student Activism

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Grown up anthropology

I’m rescuing this post which I wrote 9th January 2015 from the now restricted access part of my local Forum for the sake of recording my appreciation of anthropology as a subject, having also, more recently, been reading Karen Ho’s ‘Liquidated’, reviewed here by Gillian Tett.  I hope to blog about that sometime. In the… Continue reading Grown up anthropology

Anthropological thinking

I’m rescuing this post from the now restricted access part of my local Forum because it was linked to in this other post about anthropology

A conversation in Birmingham Museum

I had 45 minutes before rejoining family members in the Edwardian Tea Rooms. I can’t say I like Pre-Raphaelites much, but their presence in Birmingham Museum felt like a clue to imagining how life felt in the Chamberlains’ era of high civic pride.  It was Art, intense, and obviously with a meaning. Looking at Holman Hunt’s portrait of Rossetti a complete… Continue reading A conversation in Birmingham Museum

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