qual. software address & Rifkin

Dorothy J. Cattle (cattledj@WFU.EDU)
Wed, 31 Jan 1996 09:05:12 -0500

On Tue, 30 Jan 1996, hjmartin wrote:
> The web site for the software package (unfortunately) named NUD.IST is:
> http:/qsr.latrobe.edu.au/

>>>>The address I used to get to the info about this software package was:

>>>>Several people (J. McCreery and K. Gillogly) have been discussing
Jeremy Rifkin's facts and ideas as presented in his book The End of
Work. Apparently, one of his proposals was to provide incentives for
industry to expand its support of community NGOs. There was also some
questioning of his use of facts regarding reduction of the work week. On
another list, not related to anthro, someone raised questions about
Rifkin's book Beyond Beef--its use of facts about human
history/prehistory and then one of his proposals--eliminate the beef
industry. I would appreciate any comments colleagues have about his beef
book in particular and about his use/misuse of anthropology in any of
his books. Do you think Rifkin has a good understanding of anthropology?
If anyone has read a number of his books could you comment on whether they
are somewhat formulaic? [he picks a hot or controversial area or topic and
then pretty much approaches the issues in the same fashion from one book to the
next...] Do you think he has delved very deeply into social change?
Does he always propose the "end" of something? as a "solution"?

Will be interested to read any further discussion of Rifkin.


Dorothy J. Cattle