James Clifford: Histories of the Tribal and the Modern

Elizabeth Stuart, Hope College 2018

To Listen to while reading.

It was interesting to read through Clifford’s text and be able to mentally compare it to the reading that we did in McEvilly. This reading offers concrete proof that the tone of an issue changes based on who is writing about it.

I was really fascinated by the quote from Margret Mead “a world that once was and now is no more”.  I feel like this quote ties into all of the readings that we have done about this desire to return to “the good old days”. This is the curse of humanity, things are, and then something changes, and things are not. There seems to be this inherent drive to return and search out that which we had before. However this search usually leads humans to be frustrated and lost, never find that for which we search.


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