The Militarization of Humanitarian Aid to Haiti

The following is an extract from Keir Forgie’s chapter, “US Imperialism and Disaster Capitalism in Haiti,” published in Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism (Montreal: Alert Press, 2014), pp. 57-75: Overview: Keir Forgie details some characteristic actions of the new, that is, US imperialism enforced upon Haiti leading up to and following the […]

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Jorgensen & Wolf: On Anthropological Counterinsurgency, Scientific Objectivity, and Imperialism

One useful online resource, germane to some aspects of current discussions on anthropology and counterinsurgency, following from the previous post, is: Jorgensen, Joseph G., and Wolf, Eric R. (1970). Anthropology on the warpath in Thailand (a special supplement). The New York Review of Books, 15 (9), November 19. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/10763 In that article, which provoked lengthy […]

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