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Louisville, KY
About Me:
Currently a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University
Area(s) of Training
anthropology, applied anthropology, cultural anthropology, sociology, other
Area(s) of Expertise
Southern Africa
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At 11:59am on October 2, 2007, Edwin S. Segal said…
Thanks for the compliment. That sort of feedback (even in the negative) is rare. Each one is an ego boost. If you ever want to talk to me about one issue or another, don't hesitate to contact me.
Ed Segal
At 2:17pm on October 2, 2007, Edwin S. Segal said…
Of course I would. You should keep in mind that MSU is also a good school for Africa, just not as elaborate as IU. MSU also does good work in applied anthropology. You might consider getting in touch with Rita Gallan (Although she may have retired by now). Her husband, Bernard was a professor of mine and he's good about general advice, but his specialization is Taiwan , as is Rita's). I'm not sure if they are even in East Lansing now, but if you can find them, they can give you advice "in the flesh." One other person you might try to find, if she's still in East Lansing, is Kim Lay, who was a student of mine at UofL. She left anthropology because she found it didn't quite fit what she wanted, but she can help as well. Unfortunately, I don't know as many people at the other schools you've mentioned. Almost all the people who were at IU (I think you're right about the distance) when I was there are gone.

At 4:42pm on October 2, 2007, Edwin S. Segal said…
A friend of mine once asked: "Are your grandchildren as perfect as mine?" To which I replied: "Of course, if not more so." So, the simple answer is they're great. One is six and starting first grade. She lives in Forest Hills, NY. The other two are three (starting pre-school) and 20 months (not doing much except acquiring words at a rapid rate). And, yes, retirement has given us a bit more time to go to Oak Park (near Chicago) or Forest Hills. But it's also the case that I haven't really gotten out of the habits I built up over so long. I'm teaching a course this semester and will be presentin g a paper at the African Studies meetings in NYC in October. So things do seem to be moving along. I'll get to your stuff in a few days. Take care.
At 6:10pm on October 2, 2007, sharon abramowitz said…
I've only been back from the field for a few months, so I haven't had the opportunity, other than a few informal phone calls. Family reunifications are the best, though! Lubkeman at GW and Brown is doing a pretty major demography/anthropology project with the extended Liberian community in the US. Maybe you'd like to check him out? http://www.gwu.edu/~elliott/faculty/lubkemann.cfm
At 8:05am on October 11, 2007, Edwin S. Segal said…
I don't think the nations of Africa should be held to lesser standards. The polution we're talking about has more than local consequences.
At 10:45am on January 30, 2008, Edwin S. Segal said…
I'm not familiar with that book, but it does sound interesting. As for similar books, the title alone contains a whole lot of possible similarities. Which ones were you thinking of.

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