11 May 2011

Twitter Summary of the AJP Symposium on Paths Out of Empire at CASCA 2011 in Fredericton

The following is a listing of all of the tweets coming out of our symposium earlier today at the 2011 conference of the Canadian Anthropology Society in Fredericton, New Brunswick, dealing with "Paths Out of Empire: Anthropologies of Resistance and Prefiguration":

At AJP symposium on Paths Out of Empire today, Robin Oakley compared anthropologists to poets of India's heroic age #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Robin Oakley: Heroic poets served to remind leaders of the needs of society #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Oakley: People's Science Movement in India: either put humans first, or it's just pseudo-science. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Oakley: under capitalism, efficacy of science ultimately measured by profit #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Oakley: People's Science is about making society fit for a decent human existence. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Oakley: Heroic poets had a saying-"an unjust leader ought to be killed as a dog" (apologies to dogs!) #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Oakley: poets of India's heroic age were feared by leaders; also sought out by them, given their knowledge of society #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Oakley: social scientists today are in a liminal state, both in and out of Power. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Oakley: there is an objective need for a critical praxis of cultural #anthropology to fight on the side of progress. #anthroless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Oakley: #anthropology used for counterinsurgency, is #anthro gone bad; will ultimately negate itself, since it fragments communitiesless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Oakley: quoting Diane Nelson--hopelessness is counterinsurgency's greatest weapon. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Oakley: low-intensity warfare has become a fact of everyday life in North America, between the haves and have-nots. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Oakley: authority works by inspiring awe, fear, and uncertainty; where will we position ourselves? #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Oakley at AJP symposium at CASCA 2011: What we need is to be writing against power. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Next: AJP's Alex Khasnabish, on "Toward an #Anthropology of Prefiguration" #anthroless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Khasnabish at AJP symposium: public, applied, engaged #anthropology = forms of liberal engagement, making #anthro relevant to policyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Khasnabish: the ultimate manifestation of public/applied/engaged #anthropology is the Human Terrain System (HTS) - #anthroless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Khasnabish: we need to get away from "public #anthropology" - an empty, plastic concept. #anthroless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Khasnabish: We are always already taking sides in everything that we do. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Khasnabish: we need to fight against plutonomy (plutocrat's economy, celebrating inequality) #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Khasnabish: we need to challenge the belief that this society is as good as it can ever be. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Khasnabish: Much of #anthropology has been highly productive of academic capital, useful for paradigm wars. #anthroless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Khasnabish: #anthropology is both marginal and relevant to the exercise of power. #anthroless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Khasnabish: 1. Invocation - where academic authority is used to legitimate social movements; speaking for them. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Khasnabish: 2. Avocation - academics disavow authority, and simply disappear into social movements. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Khasnabish: or 3. Convocation - where we put into play the "weird autonomy" of the academic, in a collective summoning #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Khasnabish: "the radical imagination," coming out of convocation, is not something we "have" but something we "do" #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Next up from the AJP symposium at CASCA 2011 in Fredericton: Angela Robinson, on Aboriginal decolonization. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



AJP's Angela Robinson: the "disappearance" of Aboriginals, as a fiction of governmental colonization in Newfoundland. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Robinson:root of govt's vanishing of aboriginals=conflict over different cultural notions of land ownership, occupancy #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Robinson: In Newfoundland, mixed/metis people were customarily deprecated; denial of aboriginal ancestry. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Robinson: among those dispossessing Aboriginals, US Air Force Base at Stephenville. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Robinson: in discussion, the question arose: what do we mean by "good scholarship"??? #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Next from AJP's symposium in Fredericton: Reddi Yalamala, on #anthropology in India, presence of lower caste #anthro sless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Reddi Yalamala at AJP Symposium: more present among India's #anthropology students, faculty: women, tribals, lower-castes. #anthroless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Yalamala: need to better recognize non-Western anthropologies. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Yalamala in discussion: some Indian anthropologists serving in top positions in counterinsurgency against Naxal rebels #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Conor Brown at AJP symposium is next: focusing on anthropologists' resistance against militarization of #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Brown is a former student of Felix Moos at Kansas, who is a key supporter of Human Terrain System, militarism in #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Brown's research is more about the Bowman Expeditions, based at U. of Kansas, relationship with U.S. military. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Brown: we need to support other efforts, such as anti-base campaigns; student anti-war groups #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Brown:also need to put pressure on professional associations to fight militarism more; need to write in public venues. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Instead of tweets about Max Forte's presentation at AJP Symposium, dealing with militarism & militarized #anthro, his paper will follow.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Discussion at AJP Symposium: 1. about rationale for anthropologists' involvement in Human Terrain System. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Discussion: 2. what tools of the powerful can we use to subvert the powerful? #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



One reply: we are the tools of the powerful as academics; universities are part of the system of power. #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Discussion: 3. Why AJP needs to exist, in light of professional association's silence on issues of war and militarism.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Discussion: 4. what does it mean today to do anthropology, where should it be done, about what, to whose ends? #anthro #anthropologyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Discussion: 5. What exists in #anthropology to change, prevent, or counter its service to the state, military? #anthroless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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