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POSTMODERN ASS CLOWNS: MORE ON THE NONSENSE OF GENERATIVE ANTHROPOLOGY
Of course it’s nonsense. Postmodernism’s “Social Construction” + Chomsky’s Generative Grammar (From Turing) = “Generative anthropology”. A bit of wishful thinking masquerading as an “hypothesis” – a contrivance as means by which to advocate for Relativism, Undecidability, Arbitrary Truth, and Internal consistency without external correspondence.
In other words yet another iteration of the attempt by the literary, continental, theological, essayists and moral fictionalists (desperately in search of a science ) to continue their revolt against anglo empiricism, science, economics finance, law, and darwinian evolution given the series of failures of europeans to produce a fictional or mythological, or spiritual, pseudo rational, or pseudoscientific method via Derrida, foucault, Adorno et al, marx, boas, freud, rousseau, kant et al.
There is some (mentally unhealthy ) group of people that demand a continuous narrative dream world providing analogistic (literary) rather than descriptive (scientific, organic, mechanical), as a means of preserving the means of deception and coercion available when the narrative diverges from descriptive to analogical.
This divergence creates opportunity for the cunning to manipulate or deceive or provoke submission under pretense of knowledge that parents employ over children and professors over students and priests and politicians over adults.
All of postmodern thought seeks nothing more than to continue the priestly method of getting status, power, advantage and income from persuasion by these frauds. Alinsky is the most honest postmodernist. The rest are simply less honest.
In the case of Thomas and Spencer and crew this is just secular empty verbalism as a replacement for theology for the reasons I stated – because they lack insight into knowledge, policy, or process and invent fictions for themselves and others by which to sedate themselves and obtain attention from the … unsophisticated … as a cover for powerlessness alienation, and failure to compete seually, socially, economically, and politically.
Which means they are little different from the rest of the postmodern academy: publishing fairy stories as means of getting grants and selling nonsense courses to young women easily falling victim to non existent tragedies that can be rallied against verbally without surviving in the marke for a productive good. Pathetic really.