Ethno::log
 :: Sonner la cloche anthropologique :: Ringing the anthropological bell ::
:: Die ethnologische Glocke läuten :: Tocar la campana antropológica ::

Trickster in cyberspace


WileECoyotePeter "I'm not a Fool, but I play one on the Internet" Michaels maintains "a webpage dedicated to exploring the complex mythic/archetypal figure of Trickster" called Fool's Paradise. The page starts with a quote out of genius Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary:

Fool, n. A person who pervades the domain of intellectual speculation and diffuses himself through the channels of moral activity. He is omnific, omniform, omnipercipient, omniscient, omnipotent. He it was who invented letters, printing, the railroad, the steamboat, the telegraph, the platitude, and the circle of the sciences. He created patriotism and taught nations war--founded theology, philosophy, law, medicine, and Chicago. He established monarchical and republican government. He is from everlasting to everlasting--such as creation's dawn beheld he fooleth now. In the morning of time he sang upon primitive hills, and in the noonday of existance headed the procession of being. His grandmotherly hand has warmly tucked-in the set sun of civilization, and in the twilight he prepares Man's evening meal of milk-and-morality and turns down the covers of the universal grave. And after the rest of us shall have retired for the night of eternal oblivion he will sit up to write a history of human civilization.

Besides an absolutely encompassing, comprehensive and commented link-collection on the trickster, the site hosts an ever growing bibliography of trickster-related printed matter. Also included is a section on 'tricksters in real-life', which on the one hand reminds me of the Culture Jammer's Encyclopedia and on the other hand of my still not yet published dissertation ... (c;


... Comment

another online mag

is the peer reviewed free online magazine "tricksters way" edited by the trinity university of san antonio, texas.

they also feature a huge bibliography

... Link


... Comment

The Encyclopedia of Hotcâk (Winnebago) Mythology

... Link

w00t -- updates to a quite old story of mine. Both very worthwhile, tnx a lot!

... Link


... Comment

The finest stuff from ethnology social/cultural anthropology and cyberanthropology. Collected with ceaseless endeavour by students and staff of the Institut für Ethnologie in München/Germany and countless others.
... about this website

Online for 7029 days
Last modified: 2/28/20 10:25 AM
Search
Browse by Category
Status
Youre not logged in ... Login
Menu
... Home
... Tags

Calendar
September 2020
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
December
Recent updates
Schade Oh, so bad! The
oldest anthropology blog is closing :(( It seems the whole...
by iglu01 (1/4/20 4:05 PM)
-- Closed -- I think
it's time to close the weblog, it's already sleeping since...
by kerleone (12/29/19 1:54 PM)
gelöscht gelöscht
by Timo Gerhardt (6/9/18 1:57 PM)
Stellenausschreibung des Max-Planck-Instituts für ethnologische
Forschung. Bewerbungsfrist: 15.02.2017 Das Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung sucht Doktoranden/Doktorandinnen...
by HatEl (1/31/17 9:11 AM)
Ethnosymposium in Halle (Saale): Call
for Contribution – 14.-17. Mai 2015 Call for Contribution –...
by normanschraepel (2/9/15 3:35 PM)
Bruno Latour: Kosmokoloss. Eine Tragikomödie
über das Klima Der Hörspiel Pool von Bayern 2 hat...
by pietzler (11/21/14 3:23 PM)
Workshop für Studenten Hey,
wollt ihr eure verbale und noverbale Kommunikation trainieren? Und lernen, wie...
by Verena Nenè (11/17/14 7:53 PM)
Send us suggestions


Are you a Spammer (yes/no)?

FundraisingWhat is this for?