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The culture of politics and the politics of culture in the anthropology of Douglas Miles

Robinson, Kathryn


During the Vietnam War, the US government funded anthropological research in South Vietnam that was charged by critics as supporting counterinsurgency measures. My 1973 BA Hons thesis addressed theoretical debates about the nature of political power in post-colonial peasant societies using ethnographic reports of the research group at Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group. In recent years, anthropology has returned to ethical debates in the discipline brought on in the context of US...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1080/14442210802251688


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