Anthropology, Moral Optimism, and Capitalism: A Four-Field Manifesto

Thanks to Kole Kilibarda for referring us to this excellent manifesto from the world of Anthropology scholarship. The list of demands towards the end are particularly important, as are the parting words: “Let the deep modification of the human sciences begin. Anthropologists have nothing to lose but our irrelevance.” Might not scholars of IR and IPE say the same for themselves?

It is high time that the Anthropologists openly set forth before the whole world their perspective, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this fairy tale about Capitalism with a Four-Field Manifesto. To this end, Anthropologists of the most diverse nationalities and subfields assemble on open threads like Academia and #OWS, informing the following Manifesto. Please read, share, and comment, joining our contentious anthropological tradition.

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2 thoughts on “Anthropology, Moral Optimism, and Capitalism: A Four-Field Manifesto”

  1. Many thanks for this kind write-up and I’m hoping to learn more about IR and IPE, hopefully working toward interdisciplinary alliances. I’m also happy you liked the list of proposals–that was probably the least liked part of my piece from others!

    All the best, thank you again, and great work with this new blog,
    Jason