Encircling Empire: Report #23—Obama’s Scramble for Africa

Special thanks for leads and commentary that were useful for this report goes to Crossed Crocodiles, a website devoted to Africa and U.S.-African relations. This report–the last Encircling Empire Report for 2013–is fairly long given that it provides detail on a relatively comprehensive pattern of recent events which, taken together, paint a portrait of what […]

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Encircling Empire: Report #5, 01-08 October 2010

EE: Report #5, 01—08 October 2010 Encircling Empire Reports is a selection of essays, blog posts, and news reports covering a given time period. They are intended to be useful for those interested in: ● contemporary and critical political anthropology ● public anthropology ● imperialism and imperial decline ● militarism/militarization ● the political economy of […]

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Survival International Wins Apology Over “Hoax” Tribe Claims

This is a story I have been following since it first appeared on Survival International‘s news site, concerning The Observer‘s article suggesting that the “uncontacted tribes” in the Amazon were a hoax. While there has been some controversy among anthropologists without any real connection to struggles for indigenous rights as to whether it is “anthropologically […]

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