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AnthroLaw readings

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chastah's version from 2016-12-14 10:25

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Question Answer
reading/authorimportant takeaway concept and case study content
Garfieldcentralization distorts previously stable relations that developed in a region -- Afghanistan
DeLauri, Law in AfganistanUS imposed law in Afghanistan without considering the customary practices and values of the Afghan people
Massell, Law as an Instrument of Revolutionary Change in a Traditional Milieu Soviets trying to recruit through the Soviet legal system, bc of its vivid imagery of justice and of equality of the sexes before the law
Chambliswhy some things are crimes and others aren't -- drone wars
Nadercrime as a category - e.g. drones are killing innocent civilians (should be called a criminal offense) and no one is being held accountable for it
Alwalakidrones are a tactic and not a strategy of war - using them just kills people, doesn't help with root causes; just makes martyrs and strengthens counter-forces bc people now want revenge
Leach, Custom, Law, And Terrorist Violencethe US always has to have an enemy; groups being defined as "us vs them" bc the country must be held together by fear of a common enemy
Leach on terrorismHowever incomprehensible the acts of terrorists may seem, we must not let our judges, police, politicians forget that terrorism is an activity of fellow human beings and not of animals.
Nader, Rethinking Salvation Mentality and Counterterrorismphilosophy of western exceptionalism: the “other” always ‘lacks’ something that we have and this legitimizes our “help” (development)
Cahn, The Words We UseIn national and transnational contexts of power certain words are often there for a purpose such as masking imperial intent or power disparities; e.g. calling something "terrorism" or "justice"
Reed, Two Rights Make a Wrongcase of Paraguay and the indigenous people got displaced by growing industry, screwed over by The Nature Conservancy
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