Radical Anthropology Group
Next evening talk
Volker Sommer, Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology in the University of London, will talk about the necessity of lying. His recent book, In Praise of Lying, stresses the fact that all of us must sometimes lie in order to survive. Where social dynamics are highly competitive, as they among monkeys and apes, fluency in deception is is a matter of life and death. Deceptive body language, such as feints that mislead as to the intended direction of attack or flight, is observed in many animal species including wolves.
|7 Mar||Book Launch: ‘Human Origins: Contributions From Social Anthropology’||Camilla Power, Morna Finnegan, Hilary Callan|
|14 Mar||How Womankind Got Torn In Two. A Myth From The Amazon||Chris Knight|
|21 Mar||Tracing The Palaeolithic Origins Of World Mythology||Julien d'Huy|
|28 Mar||The Role Of Gesture In Traditional Narratives||Lauren Gawne|
|4 Apr||How Narco-Trafficking Constitutes A Coastal Nicaraguan Society||Mark Jamieson|
|11 Apr||Reconstructing The World's First Cosmology||Camilla Power|
Many of our past talks are available as video.