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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Anthropology and Colonialism: More from Diane Lewis (1973)

The following are some of the notable passages from Diane Lewis’ article from 1973 which I have marked out for special attention: ABSTRACT: Anthropology emerged from the colonial expansion of Europe. Colonialism structured the relationship between anthropologists and the people they studied and had an effect on methodological and conceptual formulations in the discipline. For […]

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