Anthropology roundup: ” Anthropologists When They’re the Expert in the Courtroom.

We weaponized anthropology. Why didn’t it work? The Fabius Maximus website (blog) Yesterday’s post recommended Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State (2011) by David H. Price (Prof of anthropology at St. Martin’s U; bio here). In this great book he describes one facet of America’s militarization .. View image | … Read more

Document: Academic Freedom and Professional Responsibility: A Handbook for Scholars and Teachers of the Middle East

Attempts to undermine professors’ abilities to teach and do research are increasingly directed at scholars who seek to provide a contextualized and critical view of recent international developments and their interaction with US foreign policies and practices. The first draft of the handbook was based on research undertaken by the Taskforce on Middle East Anthropology … Read more

Virtual issue from Cultural Anthropology: Anthropology and Youth… And a big anthro roundup…

  Virtual Youth Issue Discussion Page Virtual Issue: ANTHROPOLOGY and YOUTH Cultural Anthropology‘s virtual issue on youth engages both longstanding anthropological themes, such as politics, religion, and consumption, as well as contemporary concerns including media, popular culture, and migration. With political and economic unrest washing through North Africa and the Middle East, youth are positioned, … Read more