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Anthropologists in the public sphere : speaking out on war, peace, and American power

Author: Roberto J González
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This anthology collects over fifty commentaries by noted anthropologists such as Margaret Mead, Franz Boas, and Marshall Sahlins who seek to understand and explain the profound repercussions of U.S. involvement in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Frequently drawing on their own fieldwork, the anthropologists go beyond the headlines to draw connections between indigenous cultures, corporate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Anthropologists in the public sphere.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004
(OCoLC)606371921
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto J González
ISBN: 0292702353 9780292702356 0292701691 9780292701694
OCLC Number: 53131553
Description: xii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Anthropologists in the Public Sphere: Speaking Out on War, Peace, and American Power --
pt. I. War, Peace, and Social responsibility --
Ch. 1. Scientists as Spies / Franz Boas --
Ch. 2. Warfare Is Only an Invention --
Not a Biological Necessity / Margaret Mead --
Ch. 3. Once You've Broken Him Down ... / Marshall Sahlins --
Ch. 4. "Contemporary Anthropology and Moral Accountability / Gerald D. Berreman --
Ch. 5. Two Plus Two Equals Zero --
War and Peace Reconsidered / Laura Nader --
Ch. 6. Dollars That Forge Guatemalan Chains / Beatriz Manz --
Ch. 7. Anthropologists as Spies / David Price --
Ch. 8. Abuse of Power by the Advocates of Reason / Pierre Bourdieu --
pt. II. Prescient Anthropology: Diagnosing Crises Abroad --
Ch. 9. West Must Correct Its Mistakes in Yugoslavia / Robert M. Hayden --
Ch. 10. NATO Fuels the Balkan Fire / Robert M. Hayden --
Ch. 11. No Exit from Somalia / Anna Simons --
Ch. 12. Our Abysmal Ignorance about Somalia / Anna Simons --
Ch. 13. Somalia Trap / Anna Simons --
Ch. 14. Increased U.S. Military Aid to Colombia Won't Curb Drug Trafficking / Winifred Tate --
Ch. 15. Colombia: Rules of the Game / Winifred Tate --
Ch. 16. Unveiling U.S. Policy in Colombia / Lesley Gill --
Ch. 17. Price of Free Trade: Famine / Marc Edelman --
Ch. 18. How Two Truths Make One Tragedy / Ali Qleibo --
Ch. 19. Matrix of Control / Jeff Halper --
Ch. 20. After the Invasion: Now What? / Jeff Halper --
Ch. 21. If U.S. Dumps Test Ban Treaty, China Will Rejoice / Hugh Gusterson --
pt. III. Prelude to September 11 --
Ch. 22. Cut Off the Arms Flow and Let Afghans Unite / Ashraf Ghani --
Ch. 23. U.S. Can Strengthen African Ties in Wake of Terrorism with Aid, Clear Policies / James Merryman --
Ch. 24. Egyptians Don't Like Saddam, But ... / Robert Fernea --
Ch. 25. Gravesites-Environmental Ruin in Iraq / Barbara Nimri Aziz --
Ch. 26. U.N. Should Act to Protect Muslim Women / Fadwa El Guindi --
Ch. 27. Women under the Taliban / Zieba Shorish-Shamley and Jana Wendt --
Ch. 28. Follow the Oil Trail --
Mess in Afghanistan Partly Our Government's Fault / William O. Beeman --
pt. IV. Anthropological, Interpretations of September 11 --
Ch. 29. Our Legacy of War / Catherine Lutz --
Ch. 30. Local Horror/Global Response / David Harvey, Talal Asad, Cindi Katz, Neil Smith and Ida Susser --
Ch. 31. War Our Great-Grandchildren Will Be Fighting --
Understanding Osama Bin Laden / William O. Beeman --
Ch. 32. What Have the 9/11 Investigators Overlooked? / Janet McIntosh --
Ch. 33. We Need a Global Declaration of Interdependence / Wade Davis --
pt. V. On Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Middle East --
Ch. 34. Nation Is Home to Afghans, Mujahedeen, Taliban, Afghan-Arabs, to Name a Few / Robert Canfield --
Ch. 35. Folly of Quick Action in Afghanistan / Ashraf Ghani --
Ch. 36. Afghanistan Can Learn from its Past / Nazif Shahrani --
Ch. 37. Women in the New Afghanistan / Zieba Shorish-Shamley and Amy Goodman --
Ch. 38. Enlisting Afghan Aid / David B. Edwards and Shahmahmood Miakhel --
Ch. 39. Pakistan's Dilemma / Kamran Asdar Ali --
Ch. 40. War Destroyed Chechnya's Clan Structure / Francesca Mereu, Sergei Arutyunov and Ian Chesnov --
pt. VI. Examining Militarism and the "War on Terror" --
Ch. 41. U.S. Anti-Terrorist Message Won't Fly in Islamic World / William O. Beeman --
Ch. 42. Terror and Indigenous Peoples: War without End / David Price --
Ch. 43. Afghan War Could Be Recruiting Tool for Terrorists / John Burdick --
Ch. 44. First, Know the Enemy, Then Act / Dale F. Eickelman --
Ch. 45. Sept. 11 Exposes Futile Search for 'Perfect' Missile Defense / John Burdick --
Ch. 46. Ignorance Is Not Bliss / Roberto J. Gonzalez --
Ch. 47. Turn Off Your Tunnel Vision / Mahmood Mamdani --
Ch. 48. Roots of Muslim Separatism in the Philippines / Thomas McKenna and Nermeen Shaikh --
pt. VII. Academic Freedom and Civil Liberties --
Ch. 49. Lynne Cheney-Joe Lieberman Group Puts Out a Blacklist / Roberto J. Gonzalez --
Ch. 50. Academia under Attack: Sketches for a New Blacklist / David Price --
Ch. 51. Lynne Cheney's Free Speech Blacklist / Hugh Gusterson and Sharon Basco --
Ch. 52. Harmony Coerced Is Freedom Denied / Laura Nader --
Epilogue: Unconventional Anthropology: Challenging the Myths of Continuous War.
Responsibility: edited by Roberto J. González.
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