Re: American Anthropologist

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Thu, 22 Feb 1996 21:57:27 -0500

What is in error is your use of the word "peacefully" after you have
spewed out your usual angry barking. You can't possibly believe that the
word "peacefully" hides the intentional fallacies that preceded it. The
word "peacefully" must be the wishful thinking for what you yearn in vain
to be. Practice, and maybe you'll make it. Now blast away and encourage
your groupies to come out of the woodwork. I can hear them saying, "If
Holloway does it, so can I." And of course that is the intention behind
your insolence.

On Thu, 22 Feb 1996, Ralph L Holloway wrote:

> On Thu, 22 Feb 1996, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:
> > At least physical anthropology is still being taught albeit under other
> > somewhat different names. Whereas Mike Salavesh pointed out that after
> > the l970s anthropologists with Ph.D.s had not taken linguistic courses.
> > Which I suspected, judging from some on this list. Ruby Rohrlich
> I thought Mike's post had more to say about the loss of the four-field
> orientation than merely that linguistics wasn't taught since the '70's.
> As usual, your sweeping generalization is in error, at least as far as
> Columbia is concerned. Linguistics was still a part of our curriculum
> until Professor Harvey Pitkin took early retirement in the late '80's or
> early '90's, and that came in the context of a general University lack
> of support for what was our Linguistics department, a history I'd rather
> not discuss any further. As for physical, I haven't
> seen any cultural anthropology graduate students in the Human Evolution
> course specifically designed for them since the late '80's, when the Gang
> of Four (or Three) took over the department and ran it as they saw fit .
> As to what is happening
> generally in the field of anthropology regarding the teaching of
> physical, I'm not in a position to comment. Your post is certainly not in
> the spirit of Mike's, and why you would take it as an opportunity to be
> snide about people on the list regarding their exposure to linguistics
> because some occasionally uses Mankind rather than Humankind is surely
> tiring to all of us.
> Peacefully,
> Ralph Holloway