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  00:49:37, by admin   . Categories: anthropology (general)

AAA meeting round-up: What did all those anthropologists talk about?

Three weeks ago, anthropologists from all over the world met in Philadelphia at the annual meerting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). What did all those anthropologists talk about during the largest anthropology meeting in the world?… more »


  01:39:37, by admin   . Categories: politics, Us and Them, Asia, ethics

Army-Anthropologists call Afghans "Savages"?

Do you want to know what anthropologists who work for the US military in Afghanistan write about the people America is at war with? I resist to believe it but according to the Syndney Morning Herald they call some Afghan societies for "utter savages".… more »


Militarisation of Research: Meet the Centre for Studies in Islamism and Radicalisation

We have discussed a lot about the strengthening ties between the military and universities in the USA and Britain, but similar things are happening in Scandinavia. And there is no public debate about it here. One example is a research center that was… more »


  08:36:52, by admin   . Categories: Asia, Northern America, anthropology (general), ethics

Humain Terrain anthropologist attacked in Afghanistan has died

(via 'Ilm al-insaan) An anthropologist embedded with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan to help soldiers understand local customs has died more than two months after she was doused with fuel and set on fire, according to ap. Anthropologist Paula Loyd, 36,… more »


  01:48:31, by admin   . Categories: fieldwork / methods, anthropology (general), ethics

What happened at the AAA meeting in San Francisco?

The American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting is over - here a quick round-up of the conference coverage on the web. Anthropology and the military was a hot topic this year as well as Inside Higher Ed informs in three articles: Accordi… more »


  23:24:54, by admin   . Categories: applied anthropology, Middle East, University / Academia, ethics

Cooperation between the Pentagon and anthropologists a fiasco?

The collaboration between the U.S. military and anthropologists has been criticized for both political and ethical reasons. According to a recent article in Newsweek, the whole project could end as a fiasco: The implementation of the $40 million project… more »


  21:54:15, by admin   . Categories: anthropology (general), University / Academia, ethics

Military spies invade anthropology conferences?

The U.S. military is not only interested in employing anthropologists. Now, they have started attending anthropology conferences. Anthropologist Caroline Osella from the University in London and one of the editors of Social Mobility In Kerala, is worried… more »


Final report launched: AAA no longer opposes collaboration with CIA and the military

(post in progress) The American Anthropological Association (AAA) sounds quite diplomatic in its final report on the growing ties between the military and anthropology. The report was released yesterday at the annual AAA meeting and says: There is no… more »

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