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Anthropologist Sayings By Ruth Beebe Hill: As soon as you take out a pencil and paper with the Indians, you're one As soon as you take out a pencil and paper with the Indians, you're one thing to them - an anthropologist - and what they tell to anthropologists is always distorted. — Ruth Beebe Hill
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Anthropologist Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut: And what does an anthropologist do these days?" sad Paul. "Same thing a supernumerary minister And what does an anthropologist do these days?" sad Paul.
"Same thing a supernumerary minister does
becomes a public charge, a bore, or possibly a rum-dum, or a bureaucrat. — Kurt Vonnegut
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Anthropologist Sayings By Ray Kurzweil: Modernity sees humanity as having ascended from what is inferior to it - life begins Modernity sees humanity as having ascended from what is inferior to it - life begins in slime and ends in intelligence - whereas traditional cultures see it as descended from its superiors. As the anthropologist Marshall Sahlins puts the matter: "We are the only people who assume that we have ascended from apes. Everybody else takes it for granted that they are descended from gods." - HUSTON SMITH16 — Ray Kurzweil
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Anthropologist Sayings By Clifford Geertz: I think of myself as a writer who happens to be doing his writing as I think of myself as a writer who happens to be doing his writing as an anthropologist. — Clifford Geertz
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Anthropologist Sayings By Bernie Siegel: To paraphrase something the anthropologist Ashley Montagu once said, the way I change my life To paraphrase something the anthropologist Ashley Montagu once said, the way I change my life is to act as if I'm the person I want to be. This is, to me, the simplest, wisest advice you can give anyone. When you wake up and act like a loving person, you realize not only that you are altered, but that the people around you are also transformed, because everybody is changed by the reception of this love ... — Bernie Siegel
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Anthropologist Sayings By William Kent Krueger: Readers anticipate that a significant element of every story will be additional exposure to the Readers anticipate that a significant element of every story will be additional exposure to the ways of the Ojibwe. The truth is that I enjoy this aspect of the work. Although I have no Indian blood running through my veins, in college I prepared to be a cultural anthropologist, so exploring other cultures is exciting to me. — William Kent Krueger
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Anthropologist Sayings By Temple Grandin: I don't want my thoughts to die with me, I want to have done something. I don't want my thoughts to die with me, I want to have done something. I'm not interested in power, or piles of money. I want to leave something behind. I want to make a positive contribution - know that my life has meaning. — Temple Grandin
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Anthropologist Sayings By Michael Jackson: God created animals. And they're loving; they're beautiful. I feel the way (anthropologist) Jane Goodall God created animals. And they're loving; they're beautiful. I feel the way (anthropologist) Jane Goodall does or any of those naturalists. I don't find my interest in animals weird or strange at all. — Michael Jackson
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Anthropologist Sayings By Neil Postman: Because he did not have time to read every new book in his field, the Because he did not have time to read every new book in his field, the great Polish anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski used a simple and efficient method of deciding which ones were worth his attention: Upon receiving a new book, he immediately checked the index to see if his name was cited, and how often. The more Malinowski the more compelling the book. No Malinowski, and he doubted the subject of the book was anthropology at all. — Neil Postman
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Anthropologist Sayings By Tom McCarthy: To the anthropologist, as I explained before, it's generic episodes and phenomena that stand out To the anthropologist, as I explained before, it's generic episodes and phenomena that stand out as significant, not singular ones. To the anthropologist, there's no such thing as a singular episode, a singular phenomenon - only a set of variations on generic ones; the more generic, therefore, the more pure, the closer to an unvariegated or unscrambled archetype. — Tom McCarthy
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Anthropologist Sayings By Alan Greenspan: If somebody had said to me in June or July of 1987, 'We'd like you If somebody had said to me in June or July of 1987, 'We'd like you to become chairman of the Federal Reserve, but you're never allowed to discuss any economics after you leave,' I'd have said, 'Forget it.' What do they want me to do? Become an anthropologist?' — Alan Greenspan
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Anthropologist Sayings By Aziz Ansari: One of the problems with the first date is that you know very little about One of the problems with the first date is that you know very little about a person, so you overweight those few things that you do know,' the anthropologist and dating guru Helen Fisher told me. 'And suddenly you see they've got brown shoes, and you don't like brown shoes, so they're out. Or they don't like your haircut, so they're out. But if you were to get to know each other more, those particular characteristics might begin to recede in importance, as you also found that they had a great sense of humor or they'd love to go fishing in the Caribbean with you. — Aziz Ansari
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Anthropologist Sayings By Ken Burns: I grew up certain for a while that I was going to be an anthropologist, I grew up certain for a while that I was going to be an anthropologist, until film turned my head. — Ken Burns
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Anthropologist Sayings By Michael Lewis: Bond people pose the same problem to a cultural anthropologist as a non-literate tribe deep Bond people pose the same problem to a cultural anthropologist as a non-literate tribe deep in the Amazon. In — Michael Lewis
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Anthropologist Sayings By Sandra Cisneros: I learned from the Macarturos. I had never been at a table with a labor I learned from the Macarturos. I had never been at a table with a labor organizer and a playwright and a performance artist and an anthropologist and a human rights lawyer. Usually at most gatherings, it's all writers. But suddenly I was at a table with all these different people and I learned from each of them, learned from the work they're doing, learned new ways to solve my problems. — Sandra Cisneros
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Anthropologist Sayings By George Lucas: I was going to go to a four-year college and be an anthropologist or to I was going to go to a four-year college and be an anthropologist or to an art school and be an illustrator when a friend convinced me to learn photography at the University of Southern California. Little did I know it was a school that taught you how to make movies! It had never occurred to me that I'd ever have any interest in filmmaking. — George Lucas
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Anthropologist Sayings By Hamza Yusuf: Muslims pursued knowledge to the edges of the earth. Al-Biruni, the central Asian polymath, is Muslims pursued knowledge to the edges of the earth. Al-Biruni, the central Asian polymath, is arguably the world's first anthropologist. The great linguists of Iraq and Persia laid the foundations a thousand years ago for subjects only now coming to the forefront in language studies. Ibn Khaldun, who is considered the first true scientific historian, argued hundreds of years ago that history should be based upon facts and not myths or superstitions. The great psychologists of Islam known as the Sufis wrote treatise after treatise that rival the most advanced texts today on human psychology. The great ethicists and exegetes of Islam's past left tomes that fill countless shelves in the great libraries of the world, and many more of their texts remain in manuscript form.
In the foreword of "Being Muslim. A Practical Guide" by Dr. Asad Tarsin. — Hamza Yusuf
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Anthropologist Sayings By James C. Scott: I spent nearly two years in a small village - perhaps seventy families. I've never I spent nearly two years in a small village - perhaps seventy families. I've never worked harder or learned so much so fast in my life; as an anthropologist you are at work from when you open your eyes in the morning to when you close them at night. — James C. Scott
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Anthropologist Sayings By W. H. Auden: The most difficult problem in personal knowledge, whether of oneself or of others, is the The most difficult problem in personal knowledge, whether of oneself or of others, is the problem of guessing when to think as a historian and when to think as an anthropologist. — W. H. Auden
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Anthropologist Sayings By Michelle Rodriguez: Milla Jovovich introduced me to [anthropologist and author of the Don Juan series of books Milla Jovovich introduced me to [anthropologist and author of the Don Juan series of books involving shamanic peyote rituals] Carlos Castaneda because I was all into the hallucinogens for a minute. — Michelle Rodriguez
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Anthropologist Sayings By Aziz Ansari: Companionate love is neurologically different from passionate love. Passionate love always spikes early, then fades Companionate love is neurologically different from passionate love. Passionate love always spikes early, then fades away, while companionate love is less intense but grows over time. And, whereas passionate love lights up the brain's pleasure centers, companionate love is associated with the regions having to do with long-term bonding and relationships. Anthropologist Helen Fisher, the author of Anatomy of Love and one of the most cited scholars in the study of sex and — Aziz Ansari
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Anthropologist Sayings By Lily King: When only one person is the expert on a particular people, do we learn more When only one person is the expert on a particular people, do we learn more about the people or the anthropologist when we read the analysis? — Lily King
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Anthropologist Sayings By Matthew Desmond: Poor black families were "immersed in a domestic web of a large number of kin Poor black families were "immersed in a domestic web of a large number of kin and friends whom they [could] count on," wrote the anthropologist Carol Stack in All Our Kin. Those entwined in such a web swapped goods and services on a daily basis. This did little to lift families out of poverty, but it was enough to keep them afloat. But large-scale social transformations - the crack epidemic, the rise of the black middle class, and the prison boom among them - had frayed the family safety net in poor communities. So had state policies like Aid to Families with Dependent Children that sought to limit "kin dependence" by giving mothers who lived alone or with unrelated roommates a larger stipend than those who lived with relatives. — Matthew Desmond
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Anthropologist Sayings By Charles Hampden-Turner: What if the book (of Genesis) is describing a dawning awareness of the world? The What if the book (of Genesis) is describing a dawning awareness of the world? The anthropologist Edmund Leach has argued that the 'bit' or binary digit is the basic unit of pre-logical communication. Genesis is a sprouting of 'bits', ie elementary binary distinctions ... — Charles Hampden-Turner
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Anthropologist Sayings By Elizabeth Gilbert: The brain scans and mood swings of an infatuated lover, scientists have recently discovered, look The brain scans and mood swings of an infatuated lover, scientists have recently discovered, look remarkably similar to the brain scans and mood swings of a cocaine addict - and not surprisingly, as it turns out, because infatuation is an addiction, with measurable chemical effects on the brain. As the anthropologist and infatuation expert Dr. Helen Fisher has explained, infatuated lovers, just like any junkie, will go to unhealthy, humiliating, and even physically dangerous lengths to procure their narcotic. — Elizabeth Gilbert
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Anthropologist Sayings By David Letterman: An anthropologist at Tulane has just come back from a field trip to New Guinea An anthropologist at Tulane has just come back from a field trip to New
Guinea with reports of a tribe so primitive that they have Tide but not
new Tide with lemon-fresh Borax. — David Letterman
Anthropologist Sayings By Michael Leunig: A dear friend of my early childhood has worked as an anthropologist in Papua New A dear friend of my early childhood has worked as an anthropologist in Papua New Guinea for much of her life, and from the tiny island where her main work has been focused, she has brought me many funny and beautiful stories over the years. — Michael Leunig
Anthropologist Sayings By Joseph Mitchell: It is perhaps an ugly comment on the American press, but the function of the It is perhaps an ugly comment on the American press, but the function of the interviewer on most newspapers is to entertain, not to shed light. . . . An interviewer soon begins to judge public figures on the basis of their entertainment value, overlooking their true importance. It is not easy to get an interview with Professor Franz Boas, the greatest anthropologist in the world, across a city desk, but a mild interview with Oom the Omnipotent will hit the bottom of page one under a two-column head. . . . It is safe to write accurately only about the nuts and bums. When a public figure does something ridiculous reporters may then write about him accurately. — Joseph Mitchell
Anthropologist Sayings By Neal Stephenson: On the social front it was a question of Amistics, which was a term that On the social front it was a question of Amistics, which was a term that had been coined ages ago by a Moiran anthropologist to talk about the choices that different cultures made as to which technologies they would, and would not, make part of their lives. The word went all the way back to the Amish people of pre-Zero America, who had chosen to use certain modern technologies, such as roller skates, but not others, such as internal combustion engines. All cultures — Neal Stephenson
Anthropologist Sayings By Pete Seeger: The American Indians were Communists. They were. Every anthropologist will tell you they were Communists. The American Indians were Communists. They were. Every anthropologist will tell you they were Communists. No rich, no poor. If somebody needed something the community chipped in. — Pete Seeger
Anthropologist Sayings By William James: I am neither a theologian, nor a scholar learned in the history of religions, nor I am neither a theologian, nor a scholar learned in the history of religions, nor an anthropologist. Psychology is the only branch of learning in which I am particularly versed. To the psychologist the religious propensities of man must be at least as interesting as any other of the facts pertaining to his mental constitution. — William James
Anthropologist Sayings By Anonymous: Evolutionary anthropologist Michael Tomasello has argued that it is our capacity to rapidly and accurately Evolutionary anthropologist Michael Tomasello has argued that it is our capacity to rapidly and accurately acquire huge amounts of information culturally that sets humans apart from other species. — Anonymous
Anthropologist Sayings By Joan Didion: I am an anthropologist who lost faith in her own method, who stopped believing that I am an anthropologist who lost faith in her own method, who stopped believing that observable activity defined anthropos. — Joan Didion
Anthropologist Sayings By Krista Tippett: I'm helped by a gentle notion from Buddhist psychology, that there are "near enemies" to I'm helped by a gentle notion from Buddhist psychology, that there are "near enemies" to every great virtue - reactions that come from a place of care in us, and which feel right and good, but which subtly take us down an ineffectual path. Sorrow is a near enemy to compassion and to love. It is borne of sensitivity and feels like empathy. But it can paralyze and turn us back inside with a sense that we can't possibly make a difference. The wise Buddhist anthropologist and teacher Roshi Joan Halifax calls this a "pathological empathy" of our age. In the face of magnitudes of pain in the world that come to us in pictures immediate and raw, many of us care too much and see no evident place for our care to go. But compassion goes about finding the work that can be done. Love can't help but stay present — Krista Tippett
Anthropologist Sayings By Annia Ciezadlo: As a journalist, or an anthropologist, the convention is that people are there for you As a journalist, or an anthropologist, the convention is that people are there for you to study, and they are your objects. — Annia Ciezadlo
Anthropologist Sayings By Michael J. Marquardt: Long ago, Margaret Mead, the world-famous anthropologist, noted that we should "never underestimate the power Long ago, Margaret Mead, the world-famous anthropologist, noted that we should "never underestimate the power of a small group with dedication to change the world; it is, in fact, the only thing that does. — Michael J. Marquardt
Anthropologist Sayings By Hampton Sides: I've sort of been an anthropologist of modern America, in a non-academic way. Whether it's I've sort of been an anthropologist of modern America, in a non-academic way. Whether it's Marines or Tupperware salesladies, high end audiophiles or bike couriers, I'm fascinated by the hallmarks of the American tribe. — Hampton Sides
Anthropologist Sayings By Reggie Watts: I consider myself something of a self-taught anthropologist. I try not to talk about something I consider myself something of a self-taught anthropologist. I try not to talk about something unless it's something I love. But if it's something that really annoys me, I fixate on it, learn something about it and then, when I'm onstage, it comes out. — Reggie Watts
Anthropologist Sayings By Naomi Wolf: The anthropologist Margaret Mead concluded in 1948, after observing seven different ethnic groups in the The anthropologist Margaret Mead concluded in 1948, after observing seven different ethnic groups in the Pacific Islands, that different cultures made different forms of female sexual experience seem normal and desirable. The capacity for orgasm in women, she found, is a learned response, which a given culture can help or can fail to help its women to develop. Mead believed that a woman's sexual fulfillment, and the positive meaning of her sexuality in her own mind, depend upon three factors:
1: She must live in a culture that recognizes female desire as being of value;
2: Her culture must allow her to understand her sexual anatomy;
3: And her culture must teach the various sexual skills that give women orgasms. — Naomi Wolf
Anthropologist Sayings By Margaret Mead: If a fish were an anthropologist, the last thing it would discover would be water. If a fish were an anthropologist, the last thing it would discover would be water. — Margaret Mead
Anthropologist Sayings By Walter Isaacson: Kissinger traces the balances made in foreign policy, including that of realism and idealism, from Kissinger traces the balances made in foreign policy, including that of realism and idealism, from the times of Cardinal Richelieu through chapters on Theodore Roosevelt the realist and Woodrow Wilson the idealist. Kissinger, a European refugee who has read Metternich more avidly than Jefferson, is unabashedly in the realist camp. "No other nation," he wrote in Diplomacy, "has ever rested its claim to international leadership on its altruism." Other Americans might proclaim this as a point of pride; when Kissinger says it, his attitude seems that of an anthropologist examining a rather unsettling tribal ritual. The practice of basing policy on ideals rather than interests, he pointed out, can make a nation seem dangerously unpredictable. — Walter Isaacson
Anthropologist Sayings By Joan Didion: The English social anthropologist Geoffrey Gorer, in his 1965 Death, Grief, and Mourning, had described The English social anthropologist Geoffrey Gorer, in his 1965 Death, Grief, and Mourning, had described this rejection of public mourning as a result of the increasing pressure of a new "ethical duty to enjoy oneself," a novel "imperative to do nothing which might diminish the enjoyment of others. — Joan Didion
Anthropologist Sayings By Lesslie Newbigin: But one may acquire what MacIntyre calls a "second first language," a language which is But one may acquire what MacIntyre calls a "second first language," a language which is learned in the same way that a child learns to use the native tongue. A missionary or an anthropologist who really hopes to understand and enter into the adopted culture will not do so by trying to learn the language in the way a tourist uses a phrasebook and a dictionary. — Lesslie Newbigin
Anthropologist Sayings By Louis Leakey: As a social anthropologist, I naturally accept and even stress the fact that there are As a social anthropologist, I naturally accept and even stress the fact that there are major differences, both mental and psychological, which separate the different races of mankind. Indeed, I would be inclined to suggest that however great may be the physical differences between such races as the European and the Negro, the mental and psychological differences are greater still. — Louis Leakey
Anthropologist Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: We have known for a long time that Prince Charles' empty sails are so rigged We have known for a long time that Prince Charles' empty sails are so rigged as to be swelled by any passing waft or breeze of crankiness and cant. He fell for the fake anthropologist Laurens van der Post. He was bowled over by the charms of homeopathic medicine. He has been believably reported as saying that plants do better if you talk to them in a soothing and encouraging way. — Christopher Hitchens
Anthropologist Sayings By Eliezer Yudkowsky: An anthropologist will not excitedly report of a newly discovered tribe: 'They eat food! They An anthropologist will not excitedly report of a newly discovered tribe: 'They eat food! They breathe air! They use tools! They tell each other stories!' We humans forget how alike we are, living in a world that only reminds us of our differences. — Eliezer Yudkowsky
Anthropologist Sayings By Carl Sagan: The Yale anthropologist Weston La Barre goes far as to argue that 'a surprisingly good The Yale anthropologist Weston La Barre goes far as to argue that 'a surprisingly good case could be made that much of culture is hallucination' and that 'the whole intent and function of ritual appears to be... a group wish to hallucinate reality'. — Carl Sagan
Anthropologist Sayings By Arthur C. Clarke: He might himself be putting on a superb act, following the performance by logic alone He might himself be putting on a superb act, following the performance by logic alone and with his own strange emotions completely untouched, as an anthropologist might take part in some primitive rite. The fact that he uttered the appropriate sounds, and made the expected responses, really proved nothing at all. — Arthur C. Clarke
Anthropologist Sayings By Daniel Quinn: The greatest discovery any alien anthropologist could make about our culture is our overriding response The greatest discovery any alien anthropologist could make about our culture is our overriding response to failure: If it didn't work last year, do it AGAIN this year (and if possible do it MORE) — Daniel Quinn
Anthropologist Sayings By Henry Jenkins: Anthropologist Mary Douglas (1991) examines the very thin line separating a joke from an insult: Anthropologist Mary Douglas (1991) examines the very thin line separating a joke from an insult: a joke expresses something a community is ready to hear; an insult expresses something it doesn't want to consider. — Henry Jenkins
Anthropologist Sayings By Rousas John Rushdoony: Anthropologist John Greenway has observed, Never in the entire history of the inevitable displacement of Anthropologist John Greenway has observed, Never in the entire history of the inevitable displacement of hunting tribes by advanced agriculturalists in the forty thousand generations of mankind has a native people been treated with more consideration, decency, and kindliness than the American Indians. The Mongoloids in displacing the first comers to Asia, the Negroes in displacing the aborigines in Africa, and every other group following the biological law of the Competitive Exclusion Principle thought like the Polynesian chief who once observed to a white officer, "I don't understand you English. You come here and take our land and then you spend the rest of your lives trying to make up for it. When my people came to these islands, we just killed the inhabitants and that was the end of it."[3] — Rousas John Rushdoony
Anthropologist Sayings By Kathy Reichs: If you want to be an anthropologist, you need to study physical anthropology specialized in If you want to be an anthropologist, you need to study physical anthropology specialized in bones. If you want to be a forensic chemist, get a degree in chemistry. Do you want to do DNA work? Get a degree in microbiology. And do well. Study hard and go to graduate school. — Kathy Reichs
Anthropologist Sayings By Guruprasad Madhavan: Engineers naturally tend to focus first on the product and then on its users. For Engineers naturally tend to focus first on the product and then on its users. For an anthropologist, it's the exact reverse: people come first, then the product. — Guruprasad Madhavan
Anthropologist Sayings By Richard Dawkins: The anthropologist Helen Fisher, in Why We Love, has beautifully expressed the insanity of romantic The anthropologist Helen Fisher, in Why We Love, has beautifully expressed the insanity of romantic love, and how over-the-top it is compared with what might seem strictly necessary. — Richard Dawkins
Anthropologist Sayings By Earnest Hooton: Nothing is more detestable to the physical anthropologist than ... the wretched habit of cremating Nothing is more detestable to the physical anthropologist than ... the wretched habit of cremating the dead. It involves not only a prodigal waste of costly fuel and excellent fertilizer, but also the complete destruction of physical historical data. On the other hand, the custom of embalming and mummification is most praiseworthy and highly to be recommended. — Earnest Hooton
Anthropologist Sayings By Ina May Gaskin: The techno-medical model of maternity care, unlike the midwifery model, is comparatively new on the The techno-medical model of maternity care, unlike the midwifery model, is comparatively new on the world scene, having existed for barely two centuries. This male-derived framework for care is a product of the industrial revolution. As anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd has described in detail, underlying the technocratic mode of care of our own time is an assumption that the human body is a machine and that the female body in particular is a machine full of shortcomings and defects. Pregnancy and labor are seen as illnesses, which, in order not to be harmful to mother or baby, must be treated with drugs and medical equipment. Within the techno-medical model of birth, some medical intervention is considered necessary for every birth, and birth is safe only in retrospect. — Ina May Gaskin
Anthropologist Sayings By James W. Loewen: Native Americans are not and must not be props in a sort of theme park Native Americans are not and must not be props in a sort of theme park of the past, where we go to have a good time and see exotic cultures. "What we have done to the peoples who were living in North America" is, according to anthropologist Sol Tax, "our Original Sin. — James W. Loewen
Anthropologist Sayings By Sherry Ortner: The Restless Anthropologist is a rich, powerful, and compulsively readable collection of essays by anthropologists The Restless Anthropologist is a rich, powerful, and compulsively readable collection of essays by anthropologists who look back at the multiple relationships between their serial fieldwork experiences and their lives. Illustrating the dense interweaving of the personal and the professional that is the hallmark of anthropology as a vocation, these essays are at once affectively deep reflections, and clear-eyed assessments, of lives often lived 'between here and there.' Alma Gottlieb's idea to stimulate these articles and bring together this collection was inspired. — Sherry Ortner
Anthropologist Sayings By Francis Fukuyama: Unfortunately, the trading of political influence for money has come back in a big way Unfortunately, the trading of political influence for money has come back in a big way in American politics, this time in a form that is perfectly legal and much harder to eradicate. Criminalized bribery is narrowly defined in American law as a transaction in which a politician and a private party explicitly agree upon a specific quid pro quo exchange. What is not covered by the law is what biologists call reciprocal altruism, or what an anthropologist might label a gift exchange. In a relationship of reciprocal altruism, one person confers a benefit on another with no explicit expectation that it will immediately buy a return favor, unlike an impersonal market transaction. — Francis Fukuyama
Anthropologist Sayings By Toni Morrison: Michael was a purveyor of exotics, a typical anthropologist, a cultural orphan who sought other Michael was a purveyor of exotics, a typical anthropologist, a cultural orphan who sought other cultures he could love without risk or pain. — Toni Morrison
Anthropologist Sayings By Martin Buber: The philosophical anthropologist ... can know the wholeness of the person and through it the The philosophical anthropologist ... can know the wholeness of the person and through it the wholeness of man only when he does not leave his subjectivity out and does not remain an untouched observer. — Martin Buber
Anthropologist Sayings By Bernadette Devlin: Should an anthropologist or a sociologist be looking for a bizarre society to study, I Should an anthropologist or a sociologist be looking for a bizarre society to study, I would suggest he come to Ulster. It is one of Europe's oddest countries. Here, in the middle of the twentieth century, with modern technology transforming everybody's lives, you find a medieval mentality that is being dragged painfully into the eighteenth century by some forward-looking people. — Bernadette Devlin
Anthropologist Sayings By James W. Loewen: After Col. Henry Bouquet defeated the Ohio Indians at Bushy Run in 1763, he demanded After Col. Henry Bouquet defeated the Ohio Indians at Bushy Run in 1763, he demanded the release of all white captives. Most of them, especially the children, had to be "bound hand and foot" and forcibly returned to white society. Meanwhile, the Native prisoners "went back to their defeated relations with great signs of joy," in the words of the anthropologist Frederick Turner (in Beyond Geography, 245). Turner rightly calls these scenes "infamous and embarrassing. — James W. Loewen
Anthropologist Sayings By Jonathan Franzen: As one anthropologist pointed out to me, trauma is usually a group experience, so trauma As one anthropologist pointed out to me, trauma is usually a group experience, so trauma recovery should be a group experience as well. But in our society it's not. — Jonathan Franzen
Anthropologist Sayings By Norval Morrisseau: Among the Indians, as among other nations, some people are born artists, but most are Among the Indians, as among other nations, some people are born artists, but most are not. I am a born artist. I have as much interest in my people as any anthropologist, and I have studied our culture and lore. My aim is to reassemble the pieces of a once proud culture, and to show the dignity and bravery of my people. — Norval Morrisseau
Anthropologist Sayings By Jennifer Block: Today, what's normal is being redefined: from vaginal birth to surgical birth; from 'My water Today, what's normal is being redefined: from vaginal birth to surgical birth; from 'My water broke,' to 'Let's break your water;' from 'It's time' to 'It's time for the induction.' As medical anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd writes, 'in the early twenty-first century, we do not know what normal birth is.' Most practicing obstetricians have never witnessed an unplugged birth that wasn't an accident. Women are even beginning to deny normal birth to themselves: if 'normal' means being induced, immobilized by wires and tubes, sped up with drugs, all the while knowing that there's a good chance of surgery, well, might as well just cut to the chase, so to speak. 'Just give me a cesarean,' some are saying. And who can blame them? They want to avoid what they think of as normal birth. — Jennifer Block
Anthropologist Sayings By Gregg Braden: The pioneering anthropologist Louis Leakey once stated, Without an understanding of who we are, we The pioneering anthropologist Louis Leakey once stated, Without an understanding of who we are, we cannot truly advance. — Gregg Braden
Anthropologist Sayings By Julia Glass: My tastes, like my bones, fossilized decades ago. Reach a certain age and you are My tastes, like my bones, fossilized decades ago. Reach a certain age and you are obliged to become an anthropologist. It's the only way to ignore that the rest of the world regards you as an artifact, that your culture has faded beyond the horizon, leaving you adrift on your tiny, solitary life raft. — Julia Glass
Anthropologist Sayings By Rebecca Mader: When I first got the job, I was told nothing about my character. She's an When I first got the job, I was told nothing about my character. She's an anthropologist and she's tough, she's a female Indiana Jones. That's what I went into [Lost] knowing. — Rebecca Mader
Anthropologist Sayings By William Gibson: I'm not a computer guy. I'm like an anthropologist. I'm fascinated with people's obsessions. I've I'm not a computer guy. I'm like an anthropologist. I'm fascinated with people's obsessions. I've learned to wear them. — William Gibson
Anthropologist Sayings By David Graeber: For at least a century, anthropologists have largely played the role of gadflies: whenever some For at least a century, anthropologists have largely played the role of gadflies: whenever some ambitious European or American theorist appears to make some grandiose generalizations about how human beings go about organizing political, economic, or family life, it's always the anthropologist who shows up to point out that there are people in Samoa or Tierra del Fuego or Burundi who do things exactly the other way around. — David Graeber
Anthropologist Sayings By Hunter Shea: Galton was a world renowned anthropologist back in the nineteenth century, though he was a Galton was a world renowned anthropologist back in the nineteenth century, though he was a big overshadowed by his cousin, Charles Darwin. — Hunter Shea
Anthropologist Sayings By Cacilda Jetha: Anthropologist Donald Symons is as amazed as we are at frequent attempts to argue that Anthropologist Donald Symons is as amazed as we are at frequent attempts to argue that monogamous gibbons could serve as viable models for human sexuality, writing, Talk of why (or whether) humans pair bond like gibbons strikes me as belonging to the same realm of discourse as talk of why the sea is boiling hot and whether pigs have wings. — Cacilda Jetha
Anthropologist Sayings By Susan Sontag: Anthropology has always struggled with an intense, fascinated repulsion towards its subject ... [The anthropologist] Anthropology has always struggled with an intense, fascinated repulsion towards its subject ... [The anthropologist] submits himself to the exotic to confirm his own inner alienation as an urban intellectual. — Susan Sontag
Anthropologist Sayings By Vine Deloria Jr.: When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white men came, When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white men came, an Indian said simply Ours. — Vine Deloria Jr.
Anthropologist Sayings By Erin Moure: In one ear the anthropologist (daughter): how are you? meaning: stay alive. In the other In one ear the anthropologist (daughter): how are you? meaning: stay alive.
In the other the artist (mother): I don't know. meaning: prepare to die, and transmit. — Erin Moure
Anthropologist Sayings By Joanna Pearson: And it occurred to me; I was not part of the action. Oh God, I And it occurred to me; I was not part of the action. Oh God, I thought, I'm not an anthropologist. I'm the lonely voice-over narrator of adolescence. The bitter, voice-over voice. — Joanna Pearson
Anthropologist Sayings By Paul Bloom: In 1999, the anthropologist Christopher Boehm addressed this issue in Hierarchy in the Forest, which In 1999, the anthropologist Christopher Boehm addressed this issue in Hierarchy in the Forest, which reviewed the lifestyles of dozens of small-scale human groups. Perhaps surprisingly, he found that they are egalitarian. Material inequality is kept to a minimum; goods are distributed to everyone. The old and sick are cared for. There are leaders, but their power is kept in check; and the social structure is flexible and nonhierarchical. It looks less like Stalin's Russia and more like Occupy Wall Street. — Paul Bloom
Anthropologist Sayings By Edmund Leach: How can a modern anthropologist embark upon a generalization with any hope of arriving at How can a modern anthropologist embark upon a generalization with any hope of arriving at a satisfactory conclusion? By thinking of the organizational ideas that are present in any society as a mathematical pattern. — Edmund Leach
Anthropologist Sayings By Richard H. Robbins: In his classic account of the life of the Nuer of the Sudan, British anthropologist In his classic
account of the life of the Nuer of the Sudan, British anthropologist E. E. Evans-Pritchard
(1940:103) noted that
the Nuer have no expression equivalent to "time" in our language, and they cannot,
therefore, as we can, speak of time as though it were something actual, which passes,
can be wasted, can be saved, and so forth. I don't think they ever experience the
same feeling of fighting against time because their points of reference are mainly
the activities themselves, which are generally of a leisurely character. Events follow
a logical order, but they are not controlled by an abstract system, there being no
autonomous points of reference to which activities have to conform with precision.
Nuer are fortunate. — Richard H. Robbins
Anthropologist Sayings By Thomas Kuhn: Concerned to reconstruct past ideas, historians must approach the generation that held them as the Concerned to reconstruct past ideas, historians must approach the generation that held them as the anthropologist approaches an alien culture. They must, that is, be prepared at the start to find that natives speak a different language and map experience into different categories from those they themselves bring from home. And they must take as their object the discovery of those categories and the assimilation of the corresponding language. — Thomas Kuhn
Anthropologist Sayings By Elizabeth Kostova: I wondered why she craved this knowledge and found myself remembering that she was, after I wondered why she craved this knowledge and found myself remembering that she was, after all, an anthropologist. — Elizabeth Kostova
Anthropologist Sayings By Sarah McCarry: It will take you long, lonely years, but one day you will grow tired. Tired It will take you long, lonely years, but one day you will grow tired. Tired of boys, tired of contempt, and then where will you be? All these girls around you with their stories and their lives, the solace of one another, and you will be as far away from them as an anthropologist among a foreign people, curious but unable to make contact. Have faith: you will learn. — Sarah McCarry
Anthropologist Sayings By James C. Scott: The world of rumor and gossip is like a privileged world with which a social The world of rumor and gossip is like a privileged world with which a social scientist or an anthropologist can take the temperature of popular aspirations. — James C. Scott
Anthropologist Sayings By Erykah Badu: I'm a complete human being. I'm very emotional and loving. I feel, I hurt, I I'm a complete human being. I'm very emotional and loving. I feel, I hurt, I give, I take, and also I think. I analyze. I'm a sociologist, anthropologist. — Erykah Badu
Anthropologist Sayings By Arthur C. Clarke: Bose was slightly less happy about the presence of Conrad Taylor, the celebrated anthropologist, who Bose was slightly less happy about the presence of Conrad Taylor, the celebrated anthropologist, who had made his reputation by uniquely combining scholarship and eroticism in his study of puberty rites in late-twentieth-century Beverly Hills. — Arthur C. Clarke
Anthropologist Sayings By Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The joke used to be that in every Indian home, there is the mother, father, The joke used to be that in every Indian home, there is the mother, father, children, grandparents, and the anthropologist. — Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
Anthropologist Sayings By Jan Chipchase: I specialise in taking teams of designers, psychologists, usability experts, sociologists and ethnographers into the I specialise in taking teams of designers, psychologists, usability experts, sociologists and ethnographers into the field. It's called 'corporate anthropology,' but personally I'm more comfortable with 'design research,' because I'm not an anthropologist by training. — Jan Chipchase
Anthropologist Sayings By Claude Levi-Strauss: The anthropologist respects history, but he does not accord it a special value. He conceives The anthropologist respects history, but he does not accord it a special value. He conceives it as a study complementary to his own: one of them unfurls the range of human societies in time, the other in space. — Claude Levi-Strauss
Anthropologist Sayings By Sherry Turkle: Anthropologist Victor Turner writes that we are most free to explore identity in places outside Anthropologist Victor Turner writes that we are most free to explore identity in places outside of our normal routines, places that are in some way "betwixt and between." Turner calls them liminal, from the Latin word for "threshold. — Sherry Turkle
Anthropologist Sayings By Zannie Adams: Admit it. You just had sex," Alice hissed.Cali's jaw dropped open. "That's none of your Admit it. You just had sex," Alice hissed.

Cali's jaw dropped open. "That's none of your business," she replied in outrage, "and how the hell did you know?"

Alice shook her head "You're glowing orgasmically. It's disgustingly sweet. And Kent looks ridiculously relaxed and possessive."

Brushing her best friend away and flushing a little, Cali pretended to look for her salad tongs. "Mind your own business."

"Fine," Alice grumbled. "Don't tell me all the dirty details." She paused for a beat. Then added, "It was rear entry, wasn't it?"

Cali almost strangled on her shock and indignation. "It was not."

Alice chuckled maliciously. "Don't lie to me. He has that macho glint in his eyes. I'd know that look anywhere. I'm an anthropologist, remember? And mating rituals are one of my specialties. — Zannie Adams
Anthropologist Sayings By Gregory Bateson: It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted fifty years of It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted fifty years of professional life as an anthropologist. — Gregory Bateson
Anthropologist Sayings By Carolyn Kizer: I didn't learn much about writing at Sarah Lawrence, but I learned a lot about I didn't learn much about writing at Sarah Lawrence, but I learned a lot about the sources of poems - dreams, myth, history - from the really great teachers, Joseph Campbell, Charles Trinkhaus, Bert Loewenberg, and a young Australian anthropologist named Harry Hawthorne. — Carolyn Kizer
Anthropologist Sayings By Bronislaw Malinowski: The anthropologist must relinquish his comfortable position in the long chair on the veranda of The anthropologist must relinquish his comfortable position in the long chair on the veranda of the missionary compound, Government station, or planter's bungalow, where, armed with pencil and notebook and at times with a whisky and soda, he has been accustomed to collect statements from informants ... He must go out into the villages, and see the natives at work in gardens, on the beach, in the jungle; he must sail with them to distant sandbanks and to foreign tribes. — Bronislaw Malinowski
Anthropologist Sayings By Robert Caro: You can lose a reader in a blink of an eye. If a person is You can lose a reader in a blink of an eye. If a person is an engineer or chemist or an anthropologist or whatever, you spoil the whole book for that person if there's obviously ignorance here. What's wrong with so much science fiction is that the science is so lousy that it isn't worth paying attention to. — Robert Caro
Anthropologist Sayings By Liisa H. Malkki: Too often, the anthropologist takes on the role of police detective, discovering what is "hidden," Too often, the anthropologist takes on the role of police detective, discovering what is "hidden," assembling "evidence" to make a strong "case"... But sometimes what is called for is not an "investigator" at all, but an attentive listener. — Liisa H. Malkki