seconding Wilk

Mike Lieber (U28550@UICVM.BITNET)
Sat, 8 Oct 1994 18:37:44 CDT

I agree with Rick that we ought to engage the Tedlocks in a discussion,
something on the order of them telling us what they're trying to do, us
telling them how their strategies THUS FAR have come across to us (without
prior knowledge of what they were trying to accomplish), and then let
discussion go from there. Now, given that we're all anthropologists, then
devising a social milieu that allows this to happen without anyone being
on the defensive from the getgo--without the discussion degenerating onto
a polemic--ought to be right up our alley. Who knows more about the
organization of social relationships than us? Would ANTHRO-L be an
appropriate forum in which to do this? I think it might be is we can keep
the communication up and the rhetoric, self-righteousness, and brinksmanship
down. One can be candid without being insulting. This does imply a
willingness to carefully consider our words, which is a bit of an effort
when most of us are used to being able to dash off a note and deal with the
fall-out later. If not ANTHRO-L, then what?
Mike Lieber