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Tagsanthropology (513), GN (273), DS (178), Philippines (153), psychology (138), sociology (133), Southeast Asia (121), fiction (117), Borneo (110), PS (97) — see all tags

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About meInitially trained as an anthropologist, now employed as a librarian with faculty status, my interests reflect this unusual sequence of occupations.

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About my libraryThe tag and author clouds sum it up pretty well.

GroupsA Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Editors, Researchers, Whatever, Indonesiana, INTJ, ISKO C/US, Librarians who LibraryThing, Myers-Briggs: All Types, New Yorkers City, Philosophy and Theoryshow all groups

Favorite authorsNicholson Baker, Jorge Luis Borges, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Raymond William Firth, Sigmund Freud, Roger Kimball, Claude Lévi-Strauss, David Lodge, Irving Sandler, Susan Sontag, Thomas Sowell, George W. Stocking, John Updike (Shared favorites)


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Real nameJay Bernstein

LocationFlushing, Queens, NYC, New York, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 7, 2006

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Can you please help me find a copy of the book entitled "Medicinal Plants of the Philippines" by Eduardo Quisumbing? I really need it badly..

Thank you very much
Re: Darnell. OK, read your review through Amazon.

I don't know about other people's experiences with intro to sociocultural anthro courses, but it has been my experience that they are essentially without value. I would like to see a text like Darnell's coupled with a more recent theory compilation for intro courses, but then, I'm prone to overestimating student interest.

I'll read the book and get back to you on it.

Thanks for getting back to me. I hope you get a chance to read the excerpts. EVen if you don't get a chance to read the whole book, I think you'll come away with a better understanding of the culture that underlies Brazil.

Best regards,

Glenn Cheney

(B. J. Morbitzer)

There's a miracle called Friendship
That dwells within the heart,
And you don't know how it happens
Or when it gets its start.

But the happiness it brings you
Always gives a special lift,
And you realize that friendship
Is God's precious gift.
Always good to see an anthropologist at work. There are times, like these, I wish we, the world, had more anthropologists in positions of public service/government. I am afraid some government positions are filled with people who define "public service" in an ironic way.
I think I recall that you are the anthropologist who took the trouble to document the importance of "magic" stones among the folk healers in Borneo. Was this a unique regard for stones? Or just for the mystery of their origins? May have run across this in SPIRITS CAPTURED IN STONE, (which is filled with important observations).
Hi Jay,

How kind that you showed interest in my catalogue. Probably you curiosity was aroused the fact that I am an anthropologist too. Since about thirty years I after I graduated, I learned a honest trade and became a librarian. Since that I worked in different places in the Netherlands as a librarian and now I am running a rather big library with almost no users (too specialised) somewhere in the deep south of the country, far from Amsterdam and near to Brussels. Many books (mainly in the field of local history and social and economic history), and just a couple of scholarly users make an excellent environment for a renewal of my anthropological interest. I am now doing some research on the crossline of classification, antrhopology and knowledge organzation. It is now in a rather vague stage. I nicknamed the project "bungyjumping into the Cosmos"

Hear form you, reagrds.

Johan van de Walle
Thanks for the friendship, Jay!

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous fates, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)
Hi Jay:

I'm flattered that you designated my library interesting. What caught your eye?

And what book (this is my stock question, a great way to get reading suggestions) that hardly anyone knows about would you feel is a must-read?

you and i are the only one's with max shulman's large economy size. i hope you enjoy it. (i don't have the dust jacket on mine.)


Hi Jay, we share Unni Wikan's "Managing Turbulent Hearts"...I was married to a Balinese, and I thought her book revealed a deep understanding of the North Balinese. I recommend it to all my Baliphile friends. I'm glad I found your profile and am now aware of your books. Where did you study anthropology?
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