Category Archives: Model Organisms

Free the social!

The fundamental limitation of social is that it has been articulated as a foil to the individual as a core, highly valued category in modern culture. As much as anthropologists invest in theorizing and analyzing the social and culture, we … Continue reading

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Model Organisms

Species that serve as fables of naturalism today are called model organisms. Their significance lies in the lessons that can be wrought from them regarding other species, even onto big meaning questions about “life itself.” These are not forms of … Continue reading

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Fables as Cultural Form

Aesop’s Fables are cultural forms that circulate through a variety of mediums, surfacing or lying just out of sight in a host of contexts. Analyzing cultural forms requires foregoing the assumption they’re transparent—as in the hope of reading the social ideology … Continue reading

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