Shweder’s “True Culture War,” Part II

Before I continue, I wanted to counter any reader’s impression that the hidden aim of these posts is to somehow malign or criticize Shweder personally. I actually do not know him, we have never met, and what I recall that I might have read in the past certainly left me without a negative impression. I […]

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Richard A. Shweder: A True Culture War

In an Op-Ed titled, “A True Culture War,”┬áin The New York Times, for Saturday, October 27, 2007, Richard A. Shweder made the following arguments: 1. That the pledge of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists, calling for an anthropological boycott of counterinsurgency support is understandable since, “these concerned scholars don’t want to make it easier for […]

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