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The counter-counterinsurgency manual ;or, Notes on demilitarizing American society

Author: Catherine Lowe Besteman; Network of Concerned Anthropologists. Steering Committee; et al
Publisher: Chicago : Prickly Paradigm Press, ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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; et al
ISBN: 9780979405754 0979405750 9780979405747 0979405742
OCLC Number: 760903833
Description: vii, 190 s. : illustrations
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
Responsibility: Network of Concerned Anthropologists Steering Committee, Catherine Besteman ... [et al.]

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The $60 million Human Terrain System (HTS), an intelligence gathering program that embeds social scientists with combat brigades in Iraq and Afghanistan, dramatically illustrates the approach. This  Read more...

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