Montgomery McFate’s article “Anthropology and counterinsurgency” re-triggered quite some debate within anthropology. See e.g. Dustin Wax’s entry at Savage Minds and the appending discussion [references below]. Now McFate has re-surfaced and last monday spoke at the Women in International Security Conference. UPI Correspondent Lucy Stallworthy has written an article on that, called ↑Experts apply anthropology to Iraq. Here’s a snippet:
↑Anthropology and counterinsurgency:
The strange story of their curious relationship.
↑Combined Arms Center Military Review
↑March-April 2005: 24-38.
Available online [.pdf | 1.1 MB]:
↑WAX, DUSTIN. 2005.
↑Anthropologists as counter-insurgents.
19 May 2005. Electronic Document. Available online: