New Anthropology List up and running

Gil Hardwick (gil@LANDMARK.IINET.NET.AU)
Sat, 10 Jun 1995 02:01:37 -0400

I apologise that we have experienced some glitches in getting the new
list running properly, and I received back this morning a successful
login finally.

Our highly successful Farmnet (the place to be for working farmers!)
we had set up during a trip to Perth, while Anthropology@iiNet was set
up remotely from 300 Km away.

Hhmmm . . . fun.

All field and "professional wing" cultural and social anthropologists
similarly working out here in the real world are welcome to subscribe,
as I had announced previously as follows:

I'd like to announce the new mailing list Anthropology@iiNet, now
available via with the command:

SUBSCRIBE anthropology

The list is intended to be highly field oriented for the benefit of
experienced cultural anthropologists, and would primarily interest
those of us here in Australia familiar with the works of the older
generation of Elkin, Stanner, Mountford, Strehlow, Thompson, Kaberry,
Meggitt and the Berndts, and the newer generation in Peterson, Hiatt,
Anderson, Beckitt, Munn, Reay, Gale, Myers, Bell, Williams and many
others, and our colleagues in other countries familiar with their own
respective operae magnanima.

Those with an interest in the wider theoretical works of Durkheim,
Marx, Van Gennep, Bateson, Goffman, Eliade, Victor Turner, Bourdieu,
Foucault, and many others of that ilk would also find the list of

I have taken these names quickly from my own shelves behind me here,
and if I have left anybody out, forgive me.

Proponents of feminist theory, development studies, and in particular
women's studies, anyone in fact wanting to find relief from the Angry
White Male/Evolutionist/Industrialist school of anthropology so as to
concentrate their energies on pressing issues elsewhere in the world,
will find themselves very welcome indeed.

An info sheet outlining the format and rules will be e-mailed out to
each new member automatically as their subscription is accepted, but
beyond that I leave it up to you.

I once had similar notions and tried to implement them, but the back
gave out about the same time common sense set in. -> Mike Milligan