About the Book
The relationship between anthropologists and the United States military has commanded a lot of attention, especially in regard to the controversial Human Terrain System (HTS) that embeds anthropologists in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Conversations at professional meetings, in the pages of disciplinary journals and in books have been heated and frequently harshly polemical with some participants branding military anthropologists as war criminals.
In this book, a number of anthropologists who have either worked with the U.S. armed forces or who teach at military service academies reflect on what they do and teach in their military anthropologist personae. Through their personal accounts, they show that the practice of military anthropology is much more than HTS and that they are more than mere “technicians of the state” as critics allege.
The book arrived in early November and retails for $24.95 through Kumarian Press.
About the Contributor
Clementine Fujimura has been directly involved as a military anthropologist in teaching culture and language to midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy and in helping to raise the level of all graduates of USNA to be cross-culturally competent through yard-wide academic and training activities since 1993. Dr. Fujimura is the only full professor of Anthropology at The United States Naval Academy.
About the Book Signing
Fujimura will be at Hard Bean Café in Annapolis on December 1, 2012 at 9am. She will be on-site for a few hours answering questions and signing copies of her new book. The book retails for $24.95, but book buyers will receive a special 20% off discount.
Hard Bean is located at 36 Market Space Annapolis, MD 21401. The store’s phone number is: (410) 263-8770. Contact the store or Marketing Associate Jennifer Kern for more information on this event.