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The Human Revolution

September 8th, 2013 · No Comments

The left needs to examine the issue of postdarwinism and attempt to asses their place, and the need to move on from Darwinism.

An Introduction to Anthropology

The Human Revolution

Autumn 2013

Symbolic culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, in a social revolution whose echoes can still be heard in myths and rituals around the world. These talks are a general introduction to anthropology, including the latest findings from genetics, evolutionary biology, primatology, cave painting research and archaeology. There is hot food in the venue and plenty of time afterwards for socialising in local pubs.

Sep 24 Decoding myths: ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ and other tales Chris Knight

Oct 1 Claude Lévi-Strauss: The science of mythology ” ”

Oct 8 African hunter-gatherers and the moon ” ”

Oct 15 Darwinism and genetics: ‘the science of solidarity’ ” ”

Oct 22 Egalitarian societies today Jerome Lewis

Oct 29 People, animals, blood and the moon Jerome Lewis

Nov 5 The revolution which worked Chris Knight

Nov 11 Utopian disjunctures and participatory democracy in Bolivarian Venezuela Matt Wilde

Nov 19 Bronislaw Malinowski: Sex and family life in the Trobriands Chris Knight

Nov 26 Key problems in human evolution Chris Stringer

Dec 3 Women in Ice Age cave art Camilla Power

Dec 10 African hunter-gatherers’ communal singing Ingrid Lewis

Dec 17 A Christmas fairy-tale: ‘The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces’ Chris Knight

All talks held at the St Martin?s Community Centre

43 Carol St, London NW1 0HT (2 minutes from Camden tube)

Tuesday evenings, 6.30–9.00 pm.

www.radicalanthropologygroup.org

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