Re: just curious

John W. Arnn (
Sun, 23 Apr 1995 15:28:16 -0500

On 22 Apr 1995, Joan Lorrine McCollom wrote:

> Sorry, I'm new at this. So, my previous post is quite empty...
> I am glad someone asked about the backgrounds of the people who post because
> I have a feeling they are anthropologists by interest. I could be wrong,
> but no one talks about fieldwork...
> I got my MA at Stanford in Anthropology, my BA in Feminist Studies. I
> begin studying the feminist movement in China, and I am currently studying
> drag queens in S.F. In general, I am studying the politics of style.
> I wonder if anyone else is interested in starting a forum around their
> fieldwork or interests. I know I would. Julie, thanks for starting the
> question!
> Joanie
> >
It took me like a week to figure out how everything worked. My BA was
in cultural anthro and I'm currently finishing up an MA with an emphasis
in archaeology. I'm wrapping up a grad seminar in anthropological theory
and I'm curious to know what you mean when you say your "studying the
politics of style." I realize everything nowadays is supposed to be
political, but I don't understand what you mean. I'm also curious about
what Stanford was like.

John W. Arnn