Anthropologists React to the AAA Statement on the Ethics of Counterinsurgency Research

Readers can quickly see the comments being posted by anthropologists, predominantly American, ranging from students to senior professors, by clicking on this link. These comments are posted with reference to the recent release of a statement from the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association on the Human Terrain System Project. The concluding two paragraphs […]

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AAA Executive Board on Human Terrain Systems

From the American Anthropological Association, to its members: Dear AAA Members, I am sharing with you a recent Statement concerning the U.S. Military’s Human Terrain System (HTS) project. The Statement was passed last week by the AAA Executive Board. To facilitate membership discussion on this subject, the AAA is launching a blog and soliciting member […]

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Anthropology’s Dirty Little Colonial Streak

In good times it might appear to be a minor streak; at other times it is a big, broad swath. The coloniality of anthropology might be something hidden and obscured by the passage of time, perhaps seemingly esoteric; at other times, such as the present, anthropology’s role as an instrument of empire can come back […]

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