Donald Trump and Empire: An Assessment

‚ÄúThere is something unseemly about a nation conducting a foreign policy that involves it in the affairs of most of the nations of the world while its own domestic needs are neglected or postponed, just as there is something unseemly about an individual carrying all the burdens of the Community Chest and the PTA while […]

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Christmas is for War and Poverty: Bending Values Toward the New Normal

With mainstream media airplay dominated by popes, monarchs, prime ministers, and news about “the troops,” we see the globalization of values of pacification, state-dominance, counterinsurgency, and threat, producing a new roster of messages crowding “news time” beyond the normalized spate of commercial messages. Christmas is the new fighting ground with the nine-elevening of the world, […]

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“Anthropology, the Military, and War”: Panel at the AAA

Anthropology, the Military, and War 22 November 2008 04:00 PM – 05:45 PM Type: Session Organizer: Phillips Stevens Chair: Phillips Stevens Participants: Roberto Gonzalez | Montgomery McFate | Brian Selmeski | Kerry Fosher | Abstract: Consonant with the theme of the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), “Inclusion, Collaboration & Engagement,” this […]

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Banning “Secret Research” in Anthropology

An article by Scott Jaschik in the March 13, 2008, issue of Inside Higher Ed titled, “Defining a Ban on Secret Research“, indicates that the board of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is finally moving closer to drafting a proposed ban on most “secret research” save for that which is kept secret to safeguard the […]

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Diane Lewis: Anthropology and Colonialism

In the opening paragraph to her 1973 article on “Anthropology and Colonialism” (a relatively unique focus for an article, even at that late time), Diane Lewis writes: ANTHROPOLOGY is in a state of crisis. This is demonstrated in the field and in the classroom by the marked estrangement between anthropologists and the nonwhite people they […]

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