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RADICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Radical Anthropology Taster Day: The Science of Myth, Magic and Folklore

Saturday, Sept 17, 11 to 5 p.m.

Room: V221, SOAS campus, Vernon Square, Penton Rise,
London
WC1X 9EW
(near Kings Cross)

11.10 Introduction to Human Origins

(Chris Knight, 40 mins plus discussion)

12.00 Workshop on decoding fairytales: Sleeping Beauty

(Chris Knight, 60 mins, plus discussion/lunch)

1.45 Lunarchy: Hunter-gatherers and the Moon

(Camilla Power, 40 mins plus discussion)

2.45 Film show: The Moon Inside You

(60 mins, plus discussion)

4.00 Discussion space. What can we learn from anthropology about making another world possible?

This event is free, and all are welcome; if you can, please bring snack foods to share over lunch. Some drinks will be provided, plus bookstall space.

Run by the Radical Anthropology Group, in association with SOAS Student Union

http://www.radicalanthropologygroup.org
For more info or to secure a place, email: camilla.power@gmail.com

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An Evening Class Introduction to Anthropology: From Evolution to Revolution

Autumn Term Syllabus 2011

Sep 20 The science of myth, magic and folklore, Chris Knight

Sep 27 The origins of culture and society ’’

Oct 4 Totem and taboo ’’

Oct 11 Early human kinship was matrilineal ‘’

Oct 18 The myth of primitive matriarchy ’’

Oct 25 Noam Chomsky’s politics and linguistics
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Nov 1 Apes Like Us: Confessions of a primatologist Volker Sommer

Nov 8 Why don’t apes speak? Chris Knight

Nov 15 The origin of our species Chris Stringer

Nov 22 ‘Woman’s biggest husband is the Moon’ Jerome Lewis

Nov 29 How women initiated the French and Russian revolutions, with Mark Kosman

Dec 6 Neanderthals and the symbolic revolution Camilla Power

Dec 13 A Christmas fairy tale: The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces, Chris Knight

All lectures are held at the St Martinʼs Community Centre, 43 Carol St, London NW1 0HT (2 minutes from Camden Town tube)

Tuesday evenings, 6.15–9.00 pm.

http://radicalanthropologygroup.org

 

 

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Asger Jorn

ASGER JORN’S WRITINGS ON ART AND ARCHITECTURE

Guy Debord and Asger Jorn were the key co-founders of the Situationist International (1957). Despite significant differences in style and personality, the two were close collaborators at that time and remained close personal friends until Jorn’s death in 1973, long after Jorn had left the SI.

One of the first projects of the newly formed SI was the publication of a large French-language collection of Asger Jorn’s texts from the immediately preceding period: “Pour la Forme: ébauche d’une méthodologie des arts” (1958). This collection was reprinted by Éditions Allia and is still in print, but up till now very few of Jorn’s writings have been available in English.

Now, at long last, there is a comprehensive English-language collection of Jorn’s writings:

FRATERNITÉ AVANT TOUT:
ASGER JORN’S WRITINGS ON ART AND ARCHITECTURE, 1938-1958
Edited by Ruth Baumeister
Translated by Paul Larkin and Ken Knabb
Published by “010” (Rotterdam)
http://www.010.nl/catalogue/book.php?id=760

Most of this new collection consists of articles translated from the Danish and Swedish by Paul Larkin, but it also includes four articles from “Pour la Forme” translated from the French by Ken Knabb. Excerpts from these latter articles are online at: http://www.bopsecrets.org/SI/asger-jorn/index.htm

Those excerpts provide just a little taste of the richness and liveliness of Jorn’s ideas and explorations. I encourage you to get Baumeister’s book if you are interested in further exploring this provocative yet genial pioneer of the interface between cultural and political radicalism.

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The Bureau of Public Secrets website features writings by Ken Knabb, Knabb’s translations from the Situationist International, and the Rexroth Archive (texts by and about the great writer and social critic Kenneth Rexroth).

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BUREAU OF PUBLIC SECRETS
POB 1044, Berkeley CA 94701, USA
http://www.bopsecrets.org

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No Future

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 22nd AUGUST 2011

EVENTS

DAYCARE ACTION ORGANIZING MEETING

Tuesday, September 6
6:30 – 8 pm
Sanderson Library (Dundas and Bathurst)
Toronto

Ford’s City government is looking to slash daycare funding at the end of September! As parents, we’re all too aware that daycare is already in crisis; yet we are facing potential cuts of 2000 desperately needed subsidies, privatization of city-run daycares, an end to quality control inspections, and cuts to wage and rent subsidies for existing daycare facilities.

Let’s show the City that our children’s needs are non-negotiable!
Please join us for an emergency daycare demonstration organizing meeting!

* Childcare will be provided
* Wheelchair accessible
* All are welcome, and those directly effected are strongly encouraged to attend

Organized in conjunction with broader Stop the Cuts Coalition Efforts.

For more information please contact:
Sarah Vance at vance.sarahj@gmail.com
(Parent of a child at Brock Early Learning Centre and member of Davenport-Perth Stop the Cuts Committee)

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NEWS & VIEWS

REPORT: “UNDER THE RADAR: POPULAR EDUCATION IN NORTH AMERICA”

by Drick Boyd, Associate Professor of Urban Studies, Eastern University

During his sabbatical in the spring of 2011 Drick Boyd set out to learn about the current work of popular educators in North America. with two objectives: First, to see what was actually happening on the ground in the world of popular education, and two, to use the knowledge gathered from the research to develop a start-up plan for a popular education center in the city of Philadelphia where he lives and works.

In the course of his research he interviewed 25 popular educators either in person or by phone, and perused over 30 websites for popular education-type organizations. He writes in the short version of his final report

Amidst all the insights and analysis in longer versions of this report, the results of my study can be summed up this way: “Popular education in North America today involves a vast network of highly skilled and dedicated individuals and organizations operating in a variety of settings doing their work tirelessly and without much reward or notice. …if my research is at all accurate, even so popular education is part of a dynamic progressive social movement that is resisting oppression, fighting injustice, and bringing hope to people in communities large and small.”

To see the report, email Drick Boyd at dboyd@eastern.edu

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VIDEO: THE TAX CUTS QUIZ – STREETS OF TORONTO

Can you guess the right answers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYro5JUI1EU&feature=share

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REPORT: BLEEDING HEARTS AND HEADS

By Sherri Torjman and Ken Battle, Caledon Institute

There is no excuse for the shocking violence taking place on the streets of London. The rioters and looters have destroyed the livelihoods and lives of many innocent people.

While there are no excuses, there certainly are explanations for these angry rampages.

For years, a burgeoning body of international literature has been warning about the potential unrest bubbling beneath the surface of so-called “prosperous” societies. Exhaustive evidence from around the world leads to the same conclusion: Extreme inequality is bad for both individuals and nations. Governments have a crucial role to play in fighting the growing gap… Implementing measures that target social exclusion is equally important…Those who write off social exclusion as a “woolly concept” of concern only to bleeding hearts must now pay attention − to the bleeding heads on the streets.

Read more: http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/957ENG.pdf

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ABOUT CSEW (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION & WORK, OISE/UT):

Head: Peter Sawchuk
Co-ordinator: D’Arcy Martin

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education. For more information about this project, visit http://www.apcol.ca

If you have any questions about the list, or have an event you would like to promote or news to share, send an email to csew-broadcast-oise-l@listserv.utoronto.ca Messages will be reviewed before posting.

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

 

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