Anne Irwin

2011
Dangerous LiaisonsSAR Press PublicationDangerous Liaisons: Anthropologists and the National Security StateDangerous Liaisons is a book about intersections. It is a product of two year’s worth of discussion among a group of ethnographers from four different countries studying war, violence, the military, and the state.
2008, July 24–25
Scholars, Security, and CitizenshipShort SeminarScholars, Security, and CitizenshipParticipants of this seminar addressed the incorporation of anthropological research into national security policymaking, particularly with regard to how understanding specific cultural contexts creates further opportunities for understanding manifestations of worldwide politics. The question of how the personal politics of individual anthropologists can affect the discipline as a whole was also emphasized.
2007, February 26–27
Short SeminarThe Anthropology of Military and National Security OrganizationsScholars convened to discuss the role of anthropology within national security organizations. Topics such as the dynamic relationship between anthropology and institutions of power, anthropological theories of violence, the personal politics of anthropologists, and the risks of war versus the benefits of academic knowledge possibly gleaned from war were discussed.


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