Anthropologist Nigel Rapport, he can write and write and write…
Gregory Bateson (such an intellectual all-rounder), Jerome Bruner whose arguments about narrative have influenced my thinking a lot.
Not at the moment, although witnessing socialism fall had a big impact.
Elbow’s Build a Rocket Boys.
Being eastern German, I’d have to say Gorbachev.
Memento (nothing to do with my current work on memory of course), Ghost in a Shell 1+2, The Lives of Others.
That ‘that’s just how things are’ is never a satisfactory answer.
As an anthropologist, culture to me is that ‘complex whole’ of everything that surrounds us. People make culture happen every single day all over the globe, each of them is a hero to me.
Herta Muller’s The Appointment. I like the German title: I’d rather not have met myself today.
You can make change happen without the use of violence (is that a philosophical thesis?)
Not sure it’s a thesis, but Huntington’s Clash of Civilisations, or at least the way it is read by some people.
Three very good friends, who else?
Scary’s The body in pain and Linde’s Life-stories: The creation of coherence.
Near a velodrome, by the beach, not far from some mountains…
I remain intrigued by Hundertwasser’s creations, which feature trees as tenants and have no straight lines.
Flying, always flying.
The tension between state security and human rights. –More of a political or practical problem, than social.
I’ve lived in two historical periods already, I think that might be enough.