Radical Anthropology Group
Next evening talk
Across Australia, Aboriginal myths say that during the Dreamtime, women held fire in their vaginas, hiding their firesticks whenever a man approached. The myths go on to say that one day, a male hero stole fire from women and handed it over to men. In this workshop, a number of different versions of the myth will be analyzed using the techniques developed by the founder of structural anthropology, Claude Levi-Strauss. We will explore whether such myths help us to reconstruct changes in gender relations across Australia in the distant past.
|30 Jan||A Plains Indian Myth: The Wives Of The Sun And Moon||Chris Knight|
|6 Feb||A Personal Account Of My Life Among The Hadza From 1957 To 1961||James Woodburn|
|13 Feb||Linguistic Anthropology In Refugee Camps And Courts||Helena Tuzinska|
|20 Feb||How Fossil Fuel Use Became Unsustainable||Simon Piranhi|
|27 Feb||‘Decoding Chomsky: Science And Revolutionary Politics’ (Book Launch, Paperback Edition)||Chris Knight, Les Levidow|
|6 Mar||Myth, Marriage And The Neccessary Domestication Of The Dangerous 'other'||Mark Jamieson|
|13 Mar||The Next Major Transition In The Evolution Of Our Species||Christopher Opie|
|20 Mar||The End Of The World? Amerindian Perspectives On Climate Change||Rosalyn Bold|
Many of our past talks are available as video.