Coming Soon – “Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency” from U of Chi Press

Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, edited by John D. Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, and Jeremy Walton, is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released in both paperback and hardcover on April 1st. Based on the proceedings of the Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency conference at the University of Chicago in 2008, the book explores not just current counterinsurgency efforts but the relationship between anthropology and the military and state intelligence apparatus in general. My essay in the book, “The Uses of Anthropology in the Insurgent Age”, takes a historical look at state uses of anthropology to explore the many failure points that make it difficult, if not impossible, for anthropologists to work effectively under military/intelligence auspices.

Although not all presentations are included, audio from many of the presentations at the conference (including mine) is available on the U of Chicago’s Center for International Studies website.

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