Saturday, December 05, 2009

What is an Anthropologist

Well, according to the anthropologist/poet Stanley Diamond:

"Of course anthropolgists are "spiritual" double agents. That is, they are marginal to the commercial-industrial society that created them, but they eagerly explore the areas opened up to them by colonialism. Anthropology is an academic discipline, but it also implies revolt, a search for human possibilities." --Pg. 89 In Search of the Primitive

I especially like the part about searching for human possibilities.


Rebecca Rapple said...

As an (aspiring) anthropologist, I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Curt said...

You're welcome, Rebecca.