Imperial Instruction: The Human Terrain System’s Academic Trainers, Part 2

…continued from Part 1 HTS’ Other Handlers There are those trainers who are not attached to either UNO or the University of Kansas as faculty. One of these, someone who for a while was a student in my department (before I arrived), is Dr. Liam D. Murphy, an anthropologist at California State University-Sacramento, who by… Read More Imperial Instruction: The Human Terrain System’s Academic Trainers, Part 2

Imperial Instruction: The Human Terrain System’s Academic Trainers, Part 1

As part of the series designed to “map the terrain” of war corporatism, beginning with charting the private corporations contracted by the Human Terrain System (HTS), corporations with military, intelligence, and other specializations, then examining the various other human terrain efforts outside of HTS, and then generally considering how anthropologists and other social scientists have… Read More Imperial Instruction: The Human Terrain System’s Academic Trainers, Part 1

Anthropology, Counterinsurgency, and Poor Joan of Arc (1.4)

Thanks to Tim Stevens for noting this new article: Got No Culture: Anthropology confronts Counterinsurgency Kurt Jacobsen. Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture, Vol. 7, No. 2. ‘Lethal effects targeting’ Harry Feldman. Leftwrites. 26 December 2008 [interesting notes on relevant developments concerning the Australian portion of occupation forces in Afghanistan] When Elizabeth Redden… Read More Anthropology, Counterinsurgency, and Poor Joan of Arc (1.4)