[URBANTH-L]IRB--"ethnic code?"

Doug Goldsmith doug_goldsmith at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 6 05:57:49 EDT 2007

Hi Nina,
Good point. But "ethnic code?" If that's not a Freudian slip, maybe it's a 
Boazian, or Malinowskian slip!
All the best,

>From: Nina Glick Schiller <ngs at cisunix.unh.edu>
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>A broader issue of the IRB debate is the involvement of anthropologists in 
>CIA research. Our students are being recruited for summer internships as a 
>gateway into the world of secret research. Every ethical issue of concern 
>that is raised by IRBs in the name of federal regulations is violated by 
>secret research . Yet the AAA newsletter announces positions in the CIA and 
>our ethnic code apparently no longer talks about our first responsibility 
>to the people with whom we work. Why do universities allow our students and 
>graduates to be recruited for these positions? Should not this be a concern 
>of our IRB's rather than the exact wording of a questionnaire?
>Warm regards,
>Nina Glick Schiller
>At 12:21 PM 4/5/2007, Josiah Heyman wrote:
>>A version of Stuart Plattner's article on IRBs is one the web at:
>>It was also published in Anthropological Quarterly,
>>This is courtesy of Dr. Plattner, AQ, and the SfAA Public Policy 
>>Look at the other links while you are there.
>>Joe Heyman
>>Josiah McC. Heyman
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>>Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
>>University of Texas at El Paso
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