Anthropology Of Iraq

Author: Field

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317846524

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Iraq at a Distance

What Anthropologists Can Teach Us about the War

Author: Antonius C. G. M. Robben

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812221834

Category: History

Page: 186

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The Iraq War has cost innumerable lives, caused vast material destruction, and inflicted suffering on millions of people. Iraq at a Distance: What Anthropology Can Teach Us About the War focuses on the plight of the Iraqi people, caught since 2003 in the carnage between U.S. and British troops on one side and, on the other, Iraqi insurgents, militias, and foreign al Qaeda operatives. The volume is a bold attempt by six distinguished anthropologists to study a war zone too dangerous for fieldwork. They break new ground by using their ethnographic imagination as a research tool to analyze the Iraq War through insightful comparisons with previous and current armed conflicts in Cambodia, Israel, Palestine, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, and Argentina. This innovative approach extends the book's relevance beyond a critical understanding of the devastating war in Iraq. More and more parts of the world of long-standing ethnographic interest are becoming off-limits to researchers because of the war on terror. This book serves as a model for the study of other inaccessible regions, and it shows that the impossibility of conducting ethnographic fieldwork does not condemn anthropologists to silence. Essays analyze the good-versus-evil framework of the war on terror, the deterioration of women's rights in Iraq under fundamentalist coercion, the ethnic-religious partitioning of Baghdad through the building of security walls, the excessive use of force against Iraqi civilians by U.S. counterinsurgency units, and the loss of popular support for U.S. and British forces in Iraq and Afghanistan after the brutal regimes of the Taliban and Saddam Hussein had been toppled.
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Rassengeschichte der Menschheit

Author: Ilse Schwidetzky,Karl Saller

Publisher: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 9783486550528

Category: Physical anthropology

Page: 322

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Lfg. 14. - Enth.: Anthropologie von Südwestasien / Wolfram Bernhard.
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Cengage Advantage Books: Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: James Peoples,Garrick Bailey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495508748

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Using engaging stories and clear writing, ADVANTAGE BOOKS: HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Eighth Edition introduces cultural anthropology within a solid framework centered around globalization and culture change. Peoples and Bailey focus on the social and cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing culture change and world problems. The book's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century. As you explore more contemporary issues, including recent debates on gay marriage, cultural and economic globalization, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures, you'll gain a better understanding of the cultural information you need to successfully navigate in today's global economy. The authors emphasize the diversity of humanity and reveal why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical in the modern world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency

Author: John D. Kelly,Beatrice Jauregui,Sean T. Mitchell,Jeremy Walton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226429954

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Global events of the early twenty-first century have placed new stress on the relationship among anthropology, governance, and war. Facing prolonged insurgency, segments of the U.S. military have taken a new interest in anthropology, prompting intense ethical and scholarly debate. Inspired by these issues, the essays in Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency consider how anthropologists can, should, and do respond to military overtures, and they articulate anthropological perspectives on global war and power relations. This book investigates the shifting boundaries between military and civil state violence; perceptions and effects of American power around the globe; the history of counterinsurgency doctrine and practice; and debate over culture, knowledge, and conscience in counterinsurgency. These wide-ranging essays shed new light on the fraught world of Pax Americana and on the ethical and political dilemmas faced by anthropologists and military personnel alike when attempting to understand and intervene in our world.
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The Kurds

A Concise Handbook

Author: Mehrdad R. Izady

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780844817279

Category: History

Page: 268

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Traces the history of the Kurds, looks at the geography, climate, and resources of their lands, and discusses Kurdish religion, language, literature, politics, and economy
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The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq

Author: Peter G. Stone,Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly,Robert Fisk

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843833840

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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An important study of the treatment of cultural property, and cultural heritage in general, in all modern theatres of conflict.
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