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The Origins Of Radical Anthropology
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 19:00
Anthony Auerbach explores three aspects of the origins of radical anthropology: an intellectual lineage which reaches to the roots of anthropology as a science; a biographical arc which stretches between scholarship and political praxis; and a founding text: Chris Knight's unpublished doctoral thesis, Menstruation and the Origins of Culture: A reconsideration of Lévi-Strauss’s work on symbolism and myth (1987).
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This is a ZOOM Webinar with Helena Tužinská. You are invited to view her previous RAG Vimeo here
https://vimeo.com/276056479 or read "Doing things with questions"
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All people are interpreters. None of them can be perceived as a neutral catalyst. Such expectations are incompatible with current understandings of how language works. Listening skills have spatial qualities. Appreciating the whole range of the communicative continuum is „the new normal“ (Lewis). Listening to the lands of interlingual and intra-lingual complexity is just a part of healing justice. Let's unlearn the self-evident. Culturally sensitive interpreting cannot be Slavo-centric, Anglo-centric, Euro-centric or centered on any other language axis. In a multilingual environment it is crucial to form an institutional space for the acknowledgement of diversity of meanings. Interpreting and interpretation is an inseparable part of the process in which people, paraphrasing John L. Austin and John Searle “do things with questions”.