Pamphleteer Anthropology and the Production of Knowledge about Afghanistan

The military occupation of Afghanistan by the United States and its partners has spawned floods of popular and academic writings and visual effects about the culture, history and politics of the country. A leading contributor to these stores of information about Afghanistan is Thomas Jefferson Barfield, currently professor of anthropology at Boston University and president… Read More Pamphleteer Anthropology and the Production of Knowledge about Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Little Girls on the Front Line, Part 2

This post was previously published as a comment by M. Jamil Hanifi, Open Anthropology’s new blogger. While we work out bugs with Jamil’s access, I am republishing his comment as a post. It first appeared in connection with the article, “In Afghanistan It’s Now All About the Little Girls“. M. Jamil Hanifi 15 August 2009… Read More Afghanistan’s Little Girls on the Front Line, Part 2

In Afghanistan It’s Now All About the Little Girls (1.5)

Women and Children First Here is U.S. Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, writing on his Twitter page: helped open a school in the Panjshir Valley yesterday. built by Greg Mortenson. smiles on those young faces said it all! power of education (15 July 2009) And then some more tweets about… Read More In Afghanistan It’s Now All About the Little Girls (1.5)

Christian Clarity Opposes the Human Terrain System and Anthropology

What an interesting coincidence that on the same day that I report Montgomery McFate’s comment in Nature News critical of anthropological opponents of the Human Terrain System (“Why should anthropology be some leftist religion?” she asks. “I mean, it’s supposed to be a science; it’s not supposed to be a political platform, a substitute for… Read More Christian Clarity Opposes the Human Terrain System and Anthropology