Kari Sperring (la_marquise_de_) wrote,
Kari Sperring

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This is all wrong

I'm currently listening to a programme on BBC Radio 4 about the embedding of Social Anthropologists with the US military in Iraq to do 'human terrain work' -- research hand-in-hand with counter-insurgency activities.
Well, I may be just an old-fashioned Welsh mining valley socialist (that's 'pinko commie' in Dubya-speak) but I wish to state that, in my view as an academic who has a background partly in Soc. anth., I consider this utterly unacceptable and abusive and I strongly censure any academic who involves themselves in this work.

The link is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00jvdh8

edited for typo.
Tags: acadmic, politics

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