[URBANTH-L]New Network of Concerned Anthropologists

Judith Hanna jlhanna at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 30 16:28:24 EDT 2007

I agree with Yosee. Judith Lynne Hanna, Ph.D.Senior Research ScholarUniversity of MarylandPlease correspond to this address:8520 Thornden TerraceBethesda MD 20817-6810Voice/fax: (301) 365-5683> From: FromYosee at aol.com> Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 14:37:01 -0400> Subject: Re: [URBANTH-L]New Network of Concerned Anthropologists> To: urbanth-l at lists.ysu.edu> > > I am sure this plan is well-intentioned. However, there is a part of this > that sounds counterproductive to the stability of our country as well as that > of others. Consider this: Would it be better to have a ban of all > anthropologists as consultants to counter-insurgency agencies and have a bunch of PAC > guided politicians run the show (as has been in the past)? I would think > the inclusion (not exclusion) of conscientious research-oriented > anthropologists has more of a chance in bringing some sanity to this chaotic mess. > > > > In a message dated 9/30/2007 12:10:07 P.M. Central Daylight Time, > jancius at ohio.edu writes:> > From: Robert T. O'Brien <robrien at temple.edu>> > Please see below and attached and forward as appropriate.> > Rob> > > 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 > http://concerned.anthropologists.googlepages.com/home> 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 > 215-803-5181> > > > > > > > > ************************************** See what's new at http://www.aol.com> _______________________________________________> URBANTH-L mailing list> URBANTH-L at lists.ysu.edu> http://lists.ysu.edu/mailman/listinfo.cgi/urbanth-l
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