Embedded Anthropology in Australia: The Debate Continues

Editorial note: In Encircling Empire Report #3, I featured an article from an exciting Australian magazine, Arena, along with extended extracts, authored by Barry Morris and Andrew Lattas. That article was “Embedded Anthropology and the Intervention.” Since then I was contacted by one of the central figures criticized in their article, anthropologist Francesca Merlan, inquiring […]

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"NZ anti-terrorism laws branded incoherent after raid fiasco"

From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/11/18/2094044.htm The future of New Zealand’s controversial terrorism suppression laws is in doubt, after authorities ruled that none of those arrested in last month’s raids on Maori communities will face terrorism charges. Solicitor-General David Collins QC says the “overly complex and incoherent” legislation means the law cannot be […]

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On "Native Terrorism": A Reader Responds

::I am thankful for receiving the following message, which was posted in response to another post on this blog (“More Hysteria Over the ‘Native Terrorist’“):: Hegemonic Post-Colonial Discourse (Contemporary Colonization) What is terrorism? What does it mean to act in the name of peace, or to find arms in places where they don’t exist? Are […]

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