Radical Anthropology Talks

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Date(s) - 15/10/2013
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm



An Introduction to Anthropology

The Human Revolution

Autumn 2013

Symbolic culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, in a social revolution whose echoes can still be heard in myths and rituals around the world. These talks are a general introduction to anthropology, including the latest findings from genetics, evolutionary biology, primatology, cave painting research and archaeology. There is hot food in the venue and plenty of time afterwards for socialising in local pubs.

Sep 24 Decoding myths: ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ and other tales   Chris Knight

Oct 1 Claude Lévi-Strauss: The science of mythology   Chris Knight

Oct 8 African hunter-gatherers and the moon   Chris Knight

Oct 15 Darwinism and genetics: ‘the science of solidarity’   Chris Knight

Oct 22 Egalitarian societies today   Jerome Lewis

Oct 29 People, animals, blood and the moon   Jerome Lewis

Nov 5 The revolution which worked   Chris Knight

Nov 11 Utopian disjunctures and participatory democracy in Bolivarian Venezuela   Matt Wilde

Nov 19 Bronislaw Malinowski: Sex and family life in the Trobriands   Chris Knight

Nov 26 Key problems in human evolution   Chris Stringer

Dec 3 Women in Ice Age cave art   Camilla Power

Dec 10 African hunter-gatherers’ communal singing   Ingrid Lewis

Dec 17 A Christmas fairy-tale: ‘The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces’   Chris Knight

All talks held at the St Martinʼs Community Centre 43 Carol St, London NW1 0HT (2 minutes from Camden tube)

Tuesday evenings, 6.30–9.00 pm. www.radicalanthropologygroup.org

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