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New Book: Emergency as Security–Liberal Empire at Home and Abroad

January 18, 2014 by

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Kyle McLoughlin and Maximilian Forte “Just as our vision of homeland security has evolved as we have made progress in the War on Terror, we also have learned from the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina….We have applied the lessons of Katrina to this Strategy to make sure that America is safer, stronger, and better prepared. To […]

Slouching Towards Washington

July 1, 2013 by

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Does the U.S. have “friends and allies”? Or does the world merely consist of targets and tools? As we learned today the U.S. National Security Agency has been spying on a series of buildings and offices of the European Union, spying on Internet communications, phone calls and more. NATO headquarters has been used to spy […]

Anthropology, Global Scouts and Expeditionary Democracy

December 7, 2012 by

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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 […]

Global Ethnographic Surveillance

December 7, 2012 by

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This and the next 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 […]

Encircling Empire: Report #16—War, Hegemony, Ideology, and Resistance

September 7, 2012 by

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Encircling Empire: Report #16—War, Hegemony, Ideology, and Resistance Encircling Empire Reports is a selection of essays, blog posts, and news reports covering a given time period, providing links and representative extracts or key passages from each resource, usually focusing on certain countries/continents and/or processes in each report. The focus of the reports ranges from imperialism […]

Invisible Freedoms

July 31, 2012 by

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It is the singular affliction of whiteness to suffer the slings and arrows of righteous indignation on the rare occasion its privileges are infringed by the power structures meant to secure them. High on the list of stuff white people don’t like is surveillance, at least when its traditional contours are involuted, the lidless eye […]

Wikileaks: Bradley Manning, Sweden as Safe Haven, and Pentagon Propaganda

August 18, 2010 by

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Those who won’t listen, will feel. With the mainstream media and Pentagon-generated negative publicity of Wikileaks nearing its fourth week, it should be apparent what is rendered absent: any apology from the U.S. military for the civilians it has killed in Afghanistan and Iraq; any discussion of military responsibility for engaging informers whose lives it […]

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

May 22, 2009 by

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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 […]

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