Anthropology: The Empire on which the Sun Never Sets (Part 3)

Within the question of the professionalisation of the discipline lies a still largely unexplored area of how Anthropology serves as a western, largely white, middle-class mode of ‘consumption’, specifically the consumption of knowledge about the world that has been ‘appropriately’ filtered, organized, and translated. Of course getting a degree in Anthropology is not just like any other form of consumption, just as it is not merely an expression of curiosity: the process results in formal certification.… Read More Anthropology: The Empire on which the Sun Never Sets (Part 3)

Withdrawing from Afghanistan: Three Movies on the Soviet Occupation

Imperial Brains Blown Out When you’re wounded an’ left on Afghanistan’s plains An’ the women come out to cut up your remains Jus’ roll to your rifle an’ blow out your brains An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier.–Rudyard Kipling Last night Senator John McCain tweeted, “I believe the President’s artificial date for withdrawal… Read More Withdrawing from Afghanistan: Three Movies on the Soviet Occupation