Keywords

The personal blog of P. Kerim Friedman 傅可恩. Short (link) posts are on his microblog. For his academic blogging please visit anthro{dendum}.

March 13, 2017

Ceci n’est pas Andy Warhol

True story: when I was a kid I once got yelled at by Andy Warhol who thought I was surreptitiously taking his photo. He was really furious and his

December 26, 2016

Nazi Cosplay

So this happened: An international incident was caused when students at Kuang Fu High School, a private high school in Hsinchu, Taiwan, dressed up

September 27, 2016

Politics as a Vocation

Who would Weber vote for in this election? Here’s a hint: As far as political… activities are concerned… Western experience has pre­sented two

July 12, 2016

Getting from Pudong to Hongqiao

So let’s say you bought the cheapest plane ticket you could get, even though it involved a five hour layover in Shanghai, but it was only when you

June 13, 2016

Explaining Israel to Taiwanese

Last week the American Anthropology Association (AAA) announced the results of a historic vote over a resolution advocating the academic boycott of

September 23, 2015

Wawa No Cidal

Some preliminary thoughts on having just seen 太陽的孩子 Wawa No Cidal. First of all, this is an emotionally charged film that shows some of the real

August 12, 2015

Embassy to Rome

In 155 BCE Rome fined Athens 500 talents for the sacking of Oropus. This was a huge amount for Athens to pay, so they sent the leading philosophers

April 19, 2015

A lot of school lunches

An audit of the U.S. military’s spending in Afghanistan has revealed that a whopping $45 billion is unaccounted for. – Full Story From a post I

April 4, 2015

Philosophy Podcasts

One of the joys of being on sabbatical has been time to read and study philosophy. Equipped with my Bose QuietComfort 20i noise cancelling

April 3, 2015

A new home for Keywords!

I’m sick of Wordpress. For many of the same reasons articluated here. So I moved my homepage and this site over got GitHub Pages using Jekyll. It

November 15, 2014

Do What You Love

By keeping us focused on ourselves and our individual happiness, DWYL Do What You Love distracts us from the working conditions of others while

September 9, 2014

The Authentic Benjamin

we late-moderns turn to Benjamin as a kind of figure of pure authenticity, almost a source out of time and out of history. The reason for this is