Monthly Archives: November 2004

I {Heart} Huckabees

Monday, November 8, I went alone to see I {Heart} Huckabees. What an unlikely cast, which really works, however. I found the film thoroughly engrossing, very funny, a laugh or brain-twister a minute.

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Sarah Robinson

Conversation just now with Sarah about her research in the fishing industry. She works in Gloucester on legal anthropology and law issues related to fishing. Recommended a small article in the book To work and to weep: women in fishing … Continue reading

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Public Anthropology roundtable at Tufts

Nov. 11, 2004. Presentations by Mark Auslander (Brandeis), David Guss (Tufts), Deborah Pacini (Tufts), Nina Kammerer (Brandeis), Ann Bookman (Sloan School, MIT), and Sally Merry (Wellesley). More a show-and-tell session, mostly for the Tufts program, than theoretical or political issues. … Continue reading

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Sachiko Tanuma

Met with visiting scholar Sachiko Tanuma yesterday. She has finished her ethnograhpic fieldwork in Cuba and is struggling with how to negotiate official and utopian visions of Cuba, both in the field and in academia (!). I sent her articles … Continue reading

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Sideways

Saw Sideways Saturday night with John and Smita. Enjoyed it immensely. Paul Giamatti was great. The New Yorker today had a short profile on him in the “Talk fo the Town” section. He’s Bart Giamatti’s son.

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Books, mead, and a movie

Smita recommends a novel about a slave ship builder called Sacred Hunger. Saw Sideways at Kendall Square tonight with John and Smita. Great flic. Before the film we started a batch of mead with the wild blackberry honey from Washington … Continue reading

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Books to get at McIntyre’s

left behind to get next month: Wagley and Harris, Minorities in the New World, in “anthropology”/W, and Rachel Harding, A Refuge in Thunder: Candomble and Alternative Spaces of Blackness in “Brazil.”

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Catalina Laserna

Cataline Laserna stopped by today to meet me and invite me to her panel discussion next week of the digital divide project with Pittsburgh schools. She wants to start one in Boston. Recommends “culturally responsive pedagogy” as a model to … Continue reading

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planning the sophomore tutorial

Breakfast with Steve Caton to talk about planning the Sophomore tutorial.
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first post

Today is my birthday, the first day of my post-41 life, and the first day I’ve been able to get MovableType working on this box.

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