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The counter-counterinsurgency manual : or, notes on demilitarizing American society

Author: Catherine Lowe Besteman; Network of Concerned Anthropologists. Steering Committee.; United States. Department of the Army.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Prickly Paradigm Press, 2009.
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Critiques the Pentagon's Counterinsurgency Field Manual, which offered a blueprint for mobilizing the cultural expertise of anthropologists for the war in Iraq. Explores the ethical and intellectual conflicts of the Pentagon's Human Terrain System, and probes the increasing militarization of academic knowledge.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Lowe Besteman; Network of Concerned Anthropologists. Steering Committee.; United States. Department of the Army.
ISBN: 9780979405747 0979405742 0979405750 9780979405754
OCLC Number: 262883593
Description: vii, 190 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Preface / Marshall Sahlins --
Introduction : war, culture, and counterinsurgency / Roberto González, Hugh Gusterson, David Price --
The military normal / Catherine Lutz --
Militarizing knowledge / Hugh Gusterson --
Faking scholarship / David Price --
Radical or reactionary? / Greg Feldman --
Embedded / Roberto González --
Counter AFRICOM / Catherine Besteman --
Anthropology and HUMINT / Andrew Bickford --
About face! / Kanhong Lin --
Proposals for a humanpolitik / David Vine.
Other Titles: Notes on demilitarizing American society
Responsibility: Network of Concerned Anthropologists Steering Committee ; Catherine Besteman [and others].

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Explores the ethical and intellectual conflicts of the Pentagon's Human Terrain System. This title probes the militarization of academic knowledge since World War II. It identifies the frontiers for  Read more...

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"A timely, hard-hitting critique of Human Terrain Systems and the dangers of social science subservient to counterinsurgency."-Counterpunch

 
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