Sunday, April 06, 2008

Me, getting ripped over at Savage Minds

This is not an argument about one tradition as a truer producer of anthropological knowledge than another. Of ‘us’ being better than ‘them’ or the powerless writing back to the powerful.

It is rather the claim that some voices are louder, and speak more often, than others.

That some ideas, concepts and bibliographies have more paradigmatic weight.

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1 comment:

Alexandre Enkerli said...

Claims of voice inequality are extremely relevant when loudness levels are strictly controlled. They make relatively little sense in an open field.
It might be an Anglo-American (and Weber-Protestant) tendency to perceive wide open spaces as needing fences.