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Anthropology and espionage

November 21, 2008


 From BBC Radio 3 site via Anthropologist About Town blog


John Gledhill, professor of social anthropology at the University of Manchester, charts his long-term research among the Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico, and discusses the ethics and responsibilities of anthropologists in the field as well as uncovering the overlapping history of anthropology and espionage.

Originally broadcast on 18 Nov 2008 23:00
Freely available online

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2008 6:45 am

    It was great to listen to this, and in the process discover that the BBC has been running a series of such radio essays by other anthropologists as well. What is a real pity is the lack of a written transcript, especially given the very limited time span that the BBC allows for listening to its audio files. Is there any chance that you can produce a transcript, or get a hold of the audio file to be played on your blog?

  2. November 21, 2008 1:31 pm

    That’s a very good point. I’ll try to find out and report here


  3. November 29, 2008 5:38 pm

    Thanks very much John.


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