recent questions of note

———— Forwarded Message ————
Date: 07 September 2006 12:35 +0100
From: Anna Shaw @
Subject: Tv Enquiry

Dear Anthropology Department,

I am contacting you from a television production company and I was wondering if you might be able to help me. I am developing a series for Channel 4 with our presenter, Justin Lee Collins, exploring unusual and fascinating communities. In a similar vein to the Louis Theroux programmes, it will be more a comedy anthropology series. I thought it would be advisable to contact the experts first off, to find out whether you feel there are any groups of people who would be suitable for such a programme. There is nothing more unbearable than when tv crews charge into remote communities for all the wrong reasons. Any advice or direction you could give me would be invaluable.
Many thanks and best wishes,
Anna Shaw

Ha ha – So Television. Great letter – [my italics].

This person should first make a programme about anthropologists – a strange remote community.

Then make one about TV executives who come up with stupid ideas like
making ‘comedy anthropology’ programmes.

Can you imagine what the planning meeting on this one was like?

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha



About john hutnyk

Writer on culture, cities, diaspora, history, film, prisons, colonialism, education, Marxism. Studied and taught in Australia at Deakin and Melbourne Universities; and in the UK in Manchester University’s Institute for Creative and Cultural Research; before moving to Goldsmiths in 1998, and becoming Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies in 2004-2014. Has held visiting researcher posts in Germany at the South Asia Institute and Institute fur Ethnologie at Heidelberg University, and Visiting Professor posts in InterCultural Studies at Nagoya City University Japan, Zeppelin University and Hamburg University, Germany, Sociology at Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey and at the Graduate institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Immediate past adjunct Professor of RMIT University, Melbourne and GIAN Visiting Professor Jadavpur Uni Kolkata.
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2 Responses to recent questions of note

  1. Anonymous says:

    You *did* not send that letter…!exx

  2. Anonymous says:

    And they *did* not send their letter…!exx

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