Sunday, November 05, 2006

On the Pile (aka Yet Another Way to Procrastinate Writing My Paper)

Let's streamline this On the Pile post. Because as we established, I no longer actually finish reading anything. So here's the list of things I'm supposed to read this week and, if I'm very good and don't sleep until Friday, may get to skim the first few pages of:

* The Gift by Marcel Mauss
* "The Principle of Reciprocity" and "Structural Analysis in Linguistics and Anthropology" by Claude Levi-Strauss (who is still alive and writing at the age of 98!)
* "Symbols in Ndembu Ritual" by Victor Turner
* "Animals in Lele Religious Symbolism" by Mary Douglas
* "Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight" by Clifford Geertz (which I may actually read out of respect; Geertz died last week)
* Culture and Truth by Renato Rosaldo
* "Theory in Anthropology Since the Sixties" by Sherry Ortner
* Weapons of the Weak: Everday Forms of Peasant Resistance by James C. Scott

All in all, not a terrible week. I might even have time to shower.

4 Comments:

At 9:09 PM , Blogger kj said...

wholly moley lisa! (did i spell any of that correctly?)

 
At 1:27 PM , Blogger Scott said...

That is a serious reading list.

Scott

 
At 2:24 PM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

KJ - it's holy moly ;)

 
At 5:34 PM , Blogger kj said...

bearette, i actually like my spelling better. it looks more substantial. oh well,

:)

 

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