Would anyone at Anthropology News even be capable of a conversation on the cultural costs of illegal immigration? I read every issue’s obligatory article on heroic border crossers (Heroic for what? Being starved into drastic measures of appetite satiation? The never-ending search for bourgeois comfort?) while waiting for one person courageous enough to wonder why we are being bludgeoned with a narrative on immigration that never breaks free of economics or multicultural morality in seeking to understand the issue. That, however, is a moment of weakness. Then I remember that the purpose of anthropology is to buttress the state’s economic and multicultural conception of being human.
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Ph.D. in Anthropology from City University of New York Graduate Center (2011); M.A. in African-American and African Studies from The Ohio State University (2000); B.S. in Communications from Florida State University (1993). Published academic author. Research Interests include Race, Culture, and Racism in American and Italy; Liberalism and Global Capitalism; Classical History and Counter-Modern Ethics; American Hardcore Music and Ethics; Skinhead Culture; Traditionalism; The European New Right and Political Philosophy; Counter-Enlightenment Thought and the Morality of Truth; Sport and Ethics of Violence; Jazz, Black Power, and Bourgeois Liberation. View all posts by markdyal