Re: 'deconstruction' of C. Geertz

Dara Barnett (daraone@CCNET.COM)
Thu, 3 Aug 1995 08:51:40 -0700

On Thu, 3 Aug 1995, Jenny Harris wrote:

> In response to Robert Johnson concerning the above -
> I thought most lists banned 'flame mail'...I don't
> find this contribution interesting or stimulating and I
> certainly did not subscribe to this list to read this
> sort of mail - anyone feel like me?
> Jenny Harris

After reading such articles as Jenny mentions, I am brought to a
'real-world' example of what it is that turns me off from wanting to
become an anthropologist. Egomaniacal battles of one person trying to
destroy the reputation and theories of another. Of all the fields I
could have chosen to enter, this one seems to suffer from the most out of
control ego-heads of them all. Well, I am not leaving. I know that
there is something I can do in this field for the betterment of the
world. And I will do it while working cooperatively with other
anthropologists. I see anthropology as a path to enlightenment and I
will honor this field and those that I work with and for.

Dara Barnett