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  • “Anthropology will survive in a changing world by allowing itself to perish in order to be born again under a new guise.”–Claude Lévi-Strauss, quoted in Lewis (1973: 586). “[there are]...

    The Zero Anthropology Project

    “Anthropology will survive in a changing world by allowing itself to perish in order to be born again under a new guise.”–Claude Lévi-Strauss, quoted in Lewis (1973: 586). “[there are]…

  • Just as what came to be called Zero Anthropology made its first meager start, Dr. Roi Kwabena passed away, and very suddenly. For years we had corresponded, sent each other...

    Roi Kwabena, the Original Zero Anthropologist

    Just as what came to be called Zero Anthropology made its first meager start, Dr. Roi Kwabena passed away, and very suddenly. For years we had corresponded, sent each other…

  • What might Anthropology be like if… it transcended the institutionalized confines of academic knowledge production? in publicly funded education systems, it actually performed in the role of public education? we...

    The Concept

    What might Anthropology be like if… it transcended the institutionalized confines of academic knowledge production? in publicly funded education systems, it actually performed in the role of public education? we…

  • I am a professor of anthropology in Montreal, Canada. I did an Honours B.A., with a double major in Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Spanish Language, Literature, and Linguistics...

    About the Author

    I am a professor of anthropology in Montreal, Canada. I did an Honours B.A., with a double major in Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Spanish Language, Literature, and Linguistics…

  • There are three primary sites on which to view videos that are either produced for Zero Anthropology, or that are otherwise associated with ZA. Not all of them can be...

    Videos

    There are three primary sites on which to view videos that are either produced for Zero Anthropology, or that are otherwise associated with ZA. Not all of them can be…

  • The broader concern with imperialism and colonialism, that runs as a theme throughout not just my eclectic research but also most of my interdisciplinary university education, emerged as a prominent...

    Empire

    The broader concern with imperialism and colonialism, that runs as a theme throughout not just my eclectic research but also most of my interdisciplinary university education, emerged as a prominent…

  • Not as always easy to categorize, these are essays on disparate topics that are among my personal favourites and which also received a lot of favourable commentary and circulation. These...

    The Best of the Rest

    Not as always easy to categorize, these are essays on disparate topics that are among my personal favourites and which also received a lot of favourable commentary and circulation. These…

  • WikiLeaks’ journalism presented the world with a database of conflict, occasioning all sorts of contradictions and questions. While an exclusive focus on WikiLeaks is not one of my long-term interests,...

    WikiLeaks, the National Security State, and War

    WikiLeaks’ journalism presented the world with a database of conflict, occasioning all sorts of contradictions and questions. While an exclusive focus on WikiLeaks is not one of my long-term interests,…

  • The nexus between imperialism, militarism, and anthropology, and the serious concerns it raised, was virtually the leading reason for starting Zero Anthropology. Given that I have written over 300 pieces...

    Militarism, Militarization, the Academy, and the Human Terrain System

    The nexus between imperialism, militarism, and anthropology, and the serious concerns it raised, was virtually the leading reason for starting Zero Anthropology. Given that I have written over 300 pieces…

  • Many of these articles consist of (sometimes intentional) exercises of what I call "open source ethnography"–using public, openly accessible resources that are available without the need for "intervention" in the...

    Caribbean History, Society, Politics, and Music

    Many of these articles consist of (sometimes intentional) exercises of what I call "open source ethnography"–using public, openly accessible resources that are available without the need for "intervention" in the…

  • Focusing on Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean–and specifically the Caribs of Trinidad–with some materials on international Indigenous issues, these articles, essays, and reports focus on Indigenous resurgence, Indigenous identity, and...

    Caribbean Indigeneity, Resurgent Indigenism

    Focusing on Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean–and specifically the Caribs of Trinidad–with some materials on international Indigenous issues, these articles, essays, and reports focus on Indigenous resurgence, Indigenous identity, and…

  • This is an assortment on articles about anthropology. While writing about anthropology in general, for an anthropological audience, is one of the more conservative and less interesting activities that I...

    Anthropologies of Zero

    This is an assortment on articles about anthropology. While writing about anthropology in general, for an anthropological audience, is one of the more conservative and less interesting activities that I…