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Widdowson and Howard Excerpt in Toronto Star

Celebrating the Donner prize nominees, the Toronto Star has published a short excerpt (maybe a series of consolidations?) of Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry by Widdowson and Howard. (I have discussed this book on the blog before. Albert Howard weighed in.) Phil Fontaine responds: The Donner Prize is supposed to reward “excellence and innovation in Canadian […]

Excerpt of Widdowson and Howard in the National Post

If you’ve been wondering what the fuss around Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry is all about, the National Post has published an excerpt. Its focus: traditional knowledge. (As always, the comments are as interesting as the article.) Oh, and an Australian ejournal of ‘social and political debate’ is arguing about the book too. Sphere: Related Content

Taiaiake Alfred’s Review of Widdowson and Howard Generating Discussion

The review of Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry by Widdowson and Howard is generating discussion. See the comments in this previous post.

Taiaiake Alfred’s Review of Widdowson and Howard’s Disrobing

University of Victoria Aboriginal Governance Professor Taiaiake Alfred reviews Widdowson and Howard’s Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry. Much of the review takes on Widdowson and Howard’s Marxist inclinations. He writes: Evidently, Widdowson and Howard get up in the morning and eat a dog’s breakfast of outmoded communist ideology and rotten anthropological theories washed down with strong […]

Reviews of Widdowson and Howard’s “Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry”

I don’t have time to formulate my own review right now … suffice it to say I have appreciated the frankness of Widdowson and Howard’s Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry. The questions they ask about aboriginal poverty, its reasons and solutions to it should be asked — even if (especially if) they generate widely disparate answers. […]

Deconstructing Widdowson

BigCityLib Strikes Back blogs on Widdowson and Howard’s views about traditional knowledge. In doing so, some evaluation of Wente’s article is offered. (Hat Tip)

Widdowson Distances Self, Book from Wente

Frances Widdowson and co-author Albert Howard distanced themselves today from Margaret Wente’s column about aboriginal savagery. Wente had cited Widdowson and Howard at length her her article supporting Dick Pound’s ‘pay du sauvage’ remark. Sphere: Related Content

“A Proposal for Taiaiake Alfred: Stop Believing and Start Thinking”

Albert Howard and Frances Widdowson offer a lengthy critique of Taiaiake Alfred’s review of their book Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry. The critique is embedded in the comments section of a previous post here on Fieldnotes. The first paragraph reads as follows: Taiaiake Alfred has a right to his opinion about our book, and we would […]

Anthropology, Dick Pound, and the Savagery Issue

Anthropology, the ‘Indian industry’, white man’s guilt and Jared Diamond have been implicated as justification for Vancouver Olympic Committee Dick Pound’s comment that 400 years ago Canada was full of savages. In a Globe and Mail column, Margaret Wente writes: … North American native peoples had a neolithic culture based on subsistence living and small […]