About Author: Maximilian Forte

Description
Anthropologist focusing on imperialism, neoliberalism, militarization, "humanitarian intervention," decolonization, Indigenous movements, and other topics in Political Anthropology. In addition, he teaches courses on visual anthropology, media ethnographies, and cultural imperialism. He is a full Professor in the Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal. Please direct comments and inquiries to maximilian.forte@concordia.ca

Posts by Maximilian Forte

  • “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, p.586). Anthropology “is...

    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, p.586). Anthropology “is...

    Continue Reading...

  • 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...

    Continue Reading...

  • 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...

    Continue Reading...

  • I am a Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. I received an Honours B.A., with a double major in Latin...

    Max Forte

    I am a Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. I received an Honours B.A., with a double major in Latin...

    Continue Reading...

  • 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...

    Continue Reading...

  • 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...

    Continue Reading...

  • Not 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 include...

    The Best of the Rest

    Not 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 include...

    Continue Reading...