Drones and the Production of Terror in Afghanistan

In his “Drone Strikes” (Anthropology News, March/April 2013) Daniel Varisco softly counsels the raging and confused American warfare machine about the futility of its bloody military operations in the lands of the Others in pursuit of its sadomasochistic “war on terror”.  I partially agree with Daniel Varisco; yes, the acts of terror committed by the… Read More Drones and the Production of Terror in Afghanistan

“Take It Easy on U.S. Imperialism”: Theocratizing the Middle East

The letter signed by “Mehdi Mohammadzadeh” (MM) in the March/April 2013 issue of Anthropology News contains a number of ethnographic, political and ethical issues which I wish to address.  The letter is heavily tinted with strains of occidentosis (Farsi, gharbzadagi). MM has either misunderstood C. K. Mahmood’s comment in AN 53(9), 2012 or is interested… Read More “Take It Easy on U.S. Imperialism”: Theocratizing the Middle East

Another Revolution Missed: Anthropology of Cyberspace

Written by Max Forte in 2002, and published in Anthropology News 43(9) December 2002. Presented here for archival purposes: Summary: Another Revolution Missed?  Anthropology of Cyberspace by Maximilian C. Forte (Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink) After conducting a survey of the top 50 US anthropology departments as ranked by NRC, Forte discovered that out of a total… Read More Another Revolution Missed: Anthropology of Cyberspace