[URBANTH-L]New Network of Concerned Anthropologists

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Sun Sep 30 14:07:40 EDT 2007

From: Robert T. O'Brien <robrien at temple.edu>

Please see below and attached and forward as appropriate.


Forwarded from: Andy Bickford <bickford17 at yahoo.com>:     

The Department of Defense and allied agencies are
mobilizing anthropologists for interventions in the 
Middle East and beyond.  It is likely that larger,
more permanent initiatives are in the works.

Over the last several weeks, we have created an ad hoc
group, the Network of Concerned Anthropologists, with 
the objective of promoting an ethical anthropology.
Working together, we have drafted a pledge of
non-participation in counter-insurgency, which we have
organized as a petition (see attachment). We invite
you to become a part of this effort by taking the
following steps:

Download and print the attached pledge (in .pdf
format). Ask your colleagues to sign the pledge, and
promptly send it to us via regular mail. Our address 
is Network of Concerned Anthropologists, c/o Dept. of
Anthropology, George Mason University, 4400 University
Drive, MS 3G5, Fairfax, VA 22030 (USA). If it is more
convenient, email a .pdf copy of collected signatures 
and send it to us at
concerned.anthropologists at gmail.com.

Forward this message to your colleagues, and encourage 
them to sign.

Join our network by emailing us at 
concerned.anthropologists at gmail.com. Be sure to
include your name, title, and affiliation. We will add 
you to our email list.

Visit our web site at 
for more information and updates. 

Email us at concerned.anthropologists at gmail.com if you
would like more information or if you have questions.

Sincerely yours,
Network of Concerned Anthropologists

Catherine Besteman
Andrew Bickford
Greg Feldman 
Roberto Gonzalez
Hugh Gusterson
Gustaaf Houtman
Kanhong Lin
Catherine Lutz
David Price
David Vine

Breathe in. Breathe out.
Breathe in. Breathe out.
Forget this and attaining Enlightenment
will be the least of your problems.

Robert T. O'Brien 
Assistant Instructor
Department of Anthropology 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
robertob at rci.rutgers.edu
robrien at temple.edu 

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