Graeber and Wengrow on the Myth of the Stupid Savage

Graeber and Wengrow on the Myth of the Stupid Savage

We're proud to present this talk by David Graeber and David Wengrow, entitled The Myth of the Stupid Savage: Rousseau's Ghost and the Future of Political Anthropology.

Originally presented at the PPA+ Conference at the University of Amsterdam in May 2019.

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43 thoughts on “Graeber and Wengrow on the Myth of the Stupid Savage

  1. I have been looking forward to their collective lecture and their book for a long time now.

    Also, is that someone from Red Plateaus introducing the Davids?

  2. Can someone please tell me how to find an English translation of the Article in the description? I don’t speak French fluently enough to read an academic article.
    Thanks.

    1. They have an article called ‘how to change the course of human history’ in Eurozine from last year that they wrote while researching their book, and while it’s not the one in question, you would probably find it interesting.

  3. Pretty funny how Yuropeens are so up their own arse that indigenous people making basic observations would be written off as Europeans projecting their values onto fictional characters.

    1. @Boss Ignostic *_”Unironic NazBols are well known for making fun of Eurocentrism.”_*
      Yes, because defning more racial lines and ethnic lines to divide people up into is good? Are you dumb?

      Of course they make fun of Eurocentrism, but the Contrast between making fun of Eurocentrism for aim of Establishing Racial-Purity/Ethnic-Purity is different;
      -than making fun of Eurocentrism because a Person is a Internationalist that doesn’t believe Borders or Nation-States as a Concept that Materially Exists and therefor _”Workers of all Lands, Unite!”_ is kind of different, don’t you think?

      However, I didn’t expect you, a NazBol to understand that.

      Go back to /leftypol/ and whine about the disapearance of the white race.

    2. @Nordkiinach I don’t see how making fun of Eurocentrism would advance some absurd racial purity agenda – or how you came to the (wrong) conclusion that I’m in any way a nazbol – but go off.

    3. @Nordkiinach how does he sound like an “unironic NazBol”. The unfettered ressentiment of the internet subject strikes at everyone in a fit of impotent rage.

  4. I regularly search David Graeber videos specifically for intellectual treats like this. Never disappointed. Thanks for posting and keeping youtube relevant.

    1. head fkorama
      One very important question is missing regarding the “”sudden death”” of this great icon !!
      His death was very suspicious and we still don’t know what was the reason???

      I loved him so much for his wonderful work, specially during the “”Occupy Movement “” !,

      He was also a great supporter of “”Rojava Revolution “” 🔥🌹

      I am from Middle East English is my 4th language and I believe the biggest enemy of our region is “Religion” and in the top of that Islam and criminals like Islamic regime they of Iran who is excecuting so many of our brave “”Anarchists”” and Western leftists are totally silent about it and they have left us alone!!

      I loved David so much for his great work for us !! 🌹🌹✌️✌️

  5. Wow, this research sounds awesome. I’ve been reading some anthro recently and I look forward to adding this book to the library when they finish it!

  6. The point about how silly it is to assume Europe adopted dietary habits while totally ignoring philosophical and political ideas was so striking yet so simple! Great talk, thank you for uploading

  7. the chief/diplomat first discussed around 45:00 is Kondiaronk for anyone who is wondering (it took me quite some time to find the name because I had assumed the spelling observed standard French orthography and was searching for like “Condirac” based on their pronunciation lol)

    1. Joe Smith
      One very important question is missing regarding the “”sudden death”” of this great icon !!
      His death was very suspicious and we still don’t know what was the reason???

      I loved him so much for his wonderful work, specially during the “”Occupy Movement “” !,

      He was also a great supporter of “”Rojava Revolution “” 🔥🌹

      I am from Middle East English is my 4th language and I believe the biggest enemy of our region is “Religion” and in the top of that Islam and criminals like Islamic regime they of Iran who is excecuting so many of our brave “”Anarchists”” and Western leftists are totally silent about it and they have left us alone!!

      I loved David so much for his great work for us !! 🌹🌹✌️✌️

  8. Rest In Power David Graeber! What a blow, and when we need voices and minds like his the most. Michael Brooks not long before that. We gotta step up!

    Solidarity!
    ✊👊🖤☮️🏴🥀🌐A///E

    1. Tiger Style
      One very important question is missing regarding the “”sudden death”” of this great icon !!
      His death was very suspicious and we still don’t know what was the reason???

      I loved him so much for his wonderful work, specially during the “”Occupy Movement “” !,

      He was also a great supporter of “”Rojava Revolution “” 🔥🌹

      I am from Middle East English is my 4th language and I believe the biggest enemy of our region is “Religion” and in the top of that Islam and criminals like Islamic regime they of Iran who is excecuting so many of our brave “”Anarchists”” and Western leftists are totally silent about it and they have left us alone!!

      I loved David so much for his great work for us !! 🌹🌹✌️✌️

    1. Simon JL Koreshoff
      One very important question is missing regarding the “”sudden death”” of this great icon !!
      His death was very suspicious and we still don’t know what was the reason???

      I loved him so much for his wonderful work, specially during the “”Occupy Movement “” !,

      He was also a great supporter of “”Rojava Revolution “” 🔥🌹

      I am from Middle East English is my 4th language and I believe the biggest enemy of our region is “Religion” and in the top of that Islam and criminals like Islamic regime they of Iran who is excecuting so many of our brave “”Anarchists”” and Western leftists are totally silent about it and they have left us alone!!

      I loved David so much for his great work for us !! 🌹🌹✌️✌️

  9. The Book Is Going to Be Called “THE DAWN OF EVERYTHING” (Wengrow is keeping that title as that was what Graeber was hoping it would be called before he tragically died).

  10. this was amazing thank you can’t wait to re-read/read through all his material. MUST carry his message forward. MUST build a better world. so little time left.

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