anthropology

Making a Living

This is a wonderful article by Aaron Benanav, published originally in The Nation - but obviously it's a shame that some people won't be able to read it because of the paywall. So this is a copy of the full article! The full title of the article is: "Making a Living. The history of what we call work".

Did Communism Make Us Human? On the anthropology of David Graeber – by Chris Knight

David Graeber

A critique of David Graeber’s understanding of communism.

Ukol sa Penomenon ng mga Tarantadong Trabaho: Isang Rant sa Pagtatrabaho

Salin mula sa Orihinal na Akda “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs: A Work Rant” ni David Graeber. Inisalin ni Malaginoo.

[VIDEO] BLAMING THE POOR: Poverty as Punishment | [Radical Responsibility]

Margaret Thatcher called poverty a “personality defect”. Ben Shapiro says people are poor because “they suck with money.” A research-backed response to all those who blame poverty on the poor. In a world with enough for all, poverty is never justified.

This video is 16 minutes and is divided into five parts. Further description below video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k3DkEY0YHU

The Ifugao—People without Government

An anarchist anthropological review of the Ifugao people who constructed elaborate rice terraces without forming a government structure.

Erisian Mysteries: The art of squatting, resistance and solidarity in Exarcheia, Athens

An anthropological essay by Katelyn Squires on the anarchist activity in Exarcheia, Athens.

Anarchy #060

Issue of Anarchy magazine from February 1966, multiple articles relate to Peckham.

Hunter-Gatherers and Human Evolution: New light on old debates - Richard B. Lee

Bayaka singing

A leading specialist on hunter-gatherers exposes Steven Pinker’s poorly-researched claims that humans have always been war-like.

Richard Lee also summarises decades of research on hunter-gatherers showing how they emphasise food-sharing, gender equality and cooperative childcare. Lee concludes that it was this sort of less aggressive and more cooperative social environment in our evolutionary past that permitted the long childhoods required for human brain growth.

On "Bullshit Jobs"

This is a review of David Graeber's book "Bullshit Jobs."

'Communism in Living' - What can early human society teach us about the future? by Camilla Power

We need to appreciate the significance that understanding primitive communism held for the early Marxists.

Marx himself put aside his work on Capital to do some anthropology, which we find in his notebooks - from which Engels extracted the work which led to The origin of the family, private property and the state. Besides Marx and Engels, there is Rosa Luxemburg: as a prisoner in World War I, she wrote Introduction to political economy, where she deployed the cutting edge of anthropology of her day.