Browsing All posts tagged under »OPEN ACCESS/OPEN SOURCE«

Which States? Which Secrets? Secrets from Whom?

September 19, 2013 by


From the journal of the World Policy Institute comes “The Big Question“ for its Fall issue on Secrecy and Security. I have maintained a research interest in the area of the anthropology of secrecy, and understandings of power in connection with secrecy in both anthropological theory and in the work of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks (more to come […]

Anthropology, Global Scouts and Expeditionary Democracy

December 7, 2012 by


This and the previous post feature two chapters by Brian Ferguson dealing with the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System, and broader issues of militarization, global surveillance, and cultural counterinsurgency that arise. One of the chapters was nearing publication, but the very sad passing of our friend and colleague, Neil L. Whitehead, this past March has […]

“Useless Anthropology”: Strategies for Dealing with the Militarization of the Academy

May 22, 2009 by


The following is a copy of the paper I delivered at the CASCA-AES conference in Vancouver on Friday, 15 May, 2009, for a panel organized and chaired by Dr. Greg Feldman titled, “The Use of Culture and Anthropology in Counter-insurgency and Peacekeeping Operations.” The audio copy of this paper may contain minor discrepancies compared with […]

Canadian Responses to the Militarization and Securitization of Anthropology: Report #2 from the CASCA-AES Conference in Vancouver

May 22, 2009 by


At the University of British Columbia in Vancouver last Saturday morning (16 May 2009) more than two dozen individuals gathered within the setting of the joint conference of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) and the American Ethnological Society (AES), for an “open session” titled, “Canadian Responses to the Militarization of Anthropology,” which followed from the […]

Counterinsurgency for the Masses: Educating Americans for Campaigns of National Interest

April 24, 2009 by


The following article by John Stanton, his 16th on the Human Terrain System, was sent to me by John with permission to reproduce it here. John Stanton’s earlier articles on the Human Terrain System are also available here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15. This […]

Looking Beyond SSHRC: Decentralizing and Opening Research Funding (1.3)

May 19, 2008 by


This is a continuation of a series of articles on social science research funding in Canada (1, 2, 3, 4), with the aim being to produce some form of provisional closure before I turn my attention to other issues. In the long run, however, it will be important to get a more complete sense of […]

More Developments and Debates on Open Access Scholarship…and One Outrageous Proposal

February 14, 2008 by

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Following from yesterday’s post on open access publishing in anthropology, and thanks in part to discussions presented on the blog, I wanted to post some continuing news and discussion, ending with what may be perceived as an outrageous proposal of my own. To start, an article published inInside Higher Ed on 13 February, 2008, […]

Introducing the beginnings of the Open Anthropology Project

October 11, 2007 by

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OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY arises from a dissastisfaction with the state of knowledge in contemporary and classical anthropology, and is meant to significantly restructure and move anthropology beyond its current confines, beyond the constraints of professionalization and institutionalization, transcending the very “disciplinariness” of a discipline that has often foundered on its own shoals since its inception as […]


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