Seeking A Great AAA Love Story

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  1. Reblogged this on Swift, like Shadows and commented:
    Ohhhh myyyy, Anthropology! I can’t wait to see what comes from this ;)
    A Chocolat story? Maybe you come from life-circumstances marginal to the discipline, and, setting yourself up among la village tranquille of structuralism or something, you struggle to make your way, and free your fellow young scholars from the double-and-triple binds of their scholarship, and you meet your true love, the departmental river-rat whose ideas are a bit too intense for your school of thought, but you just love how they’ve pulled you out of the clutches of la tranquilite?
    Or maybe…
    A Life Less Ordinary?
    You’re the hotshot who’s going to write the Great American Ethnography, rockin’ socks like Boas, if only you could catch your lucky break! And then you meet THE be-all-end-all, descendant of some great anthropologist, grew up in academe, and you go on a road-trip adventure, and have to rob a few banks of knowledge to survive your project!

  2. I’m not sure that this is such a great idea. Don’t get me wrong, I met my wife at an academic conference, but after the whole Craig’s List-MLA scandal, do we really want to actively seek to explore and publicize the extra-curricular activities at the conference? Does the American Medical Association do this? Do the larger academic societies go down this road? It just strikes me as a bit more than AAA. I can see a whole round of stories (maybe Wade at the New York Times) about how the AAA, in addition to being ‘anti-science,’ is a nest of hook-ups and a forum for lovelorn anthropologists to meet over discussion of Latour and poster sessions. Have we really thought this through?

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