The New Blog: One Day for the Watchman (1D4TW)

My hint in a previous post about creating an offshoot blog was “1D4TW”, which stands for One Day for the Watchman, which is now live. “One day for the watchman” is a line from a Trinidadian proverb, about everyday being for thieves, but only one day is for the watchman, that one day which is […]

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The Narrative of Imperialism: Revisiting the Ugly American (Anthropologist)

“In Favour of Anthropological Support for Counterinsurgency” (Notes from AAA blog #1) http://aaanewsinfo.blogspot.com/2007/11/aaa-board-statement-on-hts.html Winning quotes: “Think about it this way, wouldn’t [it] have been nice if the U.S. military knew that an Arab’s primary source of pride and power was the home and family, and that ‘kicking in doors’ was an afront [sic] to their […]

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Initial Reactions to AAA Report on Anthropologists & Counterinsurgency

ETHICS CONCEDE TO POLITICS Following the submission on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007, of the report of the Ad Hoc Commission on the Engagement of Anthropology with Security and Intelligence Communities, the American Anthropological Association presented a panel discussion and invited commentary from those assembled for its annual meeting. Thanks, first of all, to Antropologi.info which […]

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