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Force Multipliers: The Instrumentalities of Imperialism By Maximilian Forte
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In the drive to accumulate ever more global power for the US state and its allies, both political and corporate, the quest for totalization confronts the challenge of “overreach”. To... More > operate using smaller efforts to carry larger loads, US strategists have devised what they call ”force multipliers“. Force multiplication is about “leverage”: using partners and proxies in an expanding network. Forces are conceptualized in multi-dimensional terms. Anything in the world of cultural systems, social relationships, and material production can become force multipliers for imperialism, Chapters in this volume present diverse examples of force multiplication, ranging from Plan Colombia to Bulgarian membership in NATO and the US-Israeli relationship, from the New Alliance for Food Security to charitable aid and the control of migration, to the management of secrecy.< Less
Force Multipliers: The Instrumentalities of Imperialism By Maximilian Forte
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In the drive to accumulate ever more global power for the US state and its allies, both political and corporate, the quest for totalization confronts the challenge of “overreach”. To... More > operate using smaller efforts to carry larger loads, US strategists have devised what they call ”force multipliers“. Force multiplication is about “leverage”: using partners and proxies in an expanding network. Forces are conceptualized in multi-dimensional terms. Anything in the world of cultural systems, social relationships, and material production can become force multipliers for imperialism, Chapters in this volume present diverse examples of force multiplication, ranging from Plan Colombia to Bulgarian membership in NATO and the US-Israeli relationship, from the New Alliance for Food Security to charitable aid and the control of migration, to the management of secrecy.< Less
Force Multipliers: The Instrumentalities of Imperialism By Maximilian Forte
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In the drive to accumulate ever more global power for the US state and its allies, both political and corporate, the quest for totalization confronts the challenge of “overreach”. To... More > operate using smaller efforts to carry larger loads, US strategists have devised what they call ”force multipliers“. Force multiplication is about “leverage”: using partners and proxies in an expanding network. Forces are conceptualized in multi-dimensional terms. Anything in the world of cultural systems, social relationships, and material production can become force multipliers for imperialism, Chapters in this volume present diverse examples of force multiplication, ranging from Plan Colombia to Bulgarian membership in NATO and the US-Israeli relationship, from the New Alliance for Food Security to charitable aid and the control of migration, to the management of secrecy.< Less
Good Intentions By Maximilian Forte
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How do “good intentions” pave the road for empire? Whether it is iatrogenic violence, voluntourism, the misappropriation of gay rights, or NGOs serving as the Trojan Horses of US... More > dominance and neoliberal social reengineering, contributors to this volume expose and analyze the many ways in which the new imperialism involves partitioning the world into tutors and wards, saviours and victims. Underlying the seduction of imperial elite-lore are established modes of socialization and enculturation, ranging from the elaborate and persistent demonization of chief opponents of US empire to the lionization of military actors commonly rendered as heroes. Also scrutinized in this volume are the domestic social and political costs, reaching as far as the displacement of urban populations to make way for the expansion of the informatic industries of empire, paving the way for the unprecedented dominance of corporations in our daily lives.< Less
Good Intentions By Maximilian Forte
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How do “good intentions” pave the road for empire? Whether it is iatrogenic violence, voluntourism, the misappropriation of gay rights, or NGOs serving as the Trojan Horses of US... More > dominance and neoliberal social reengineering, contributors to this volume expose and analyze the many ways in which the new imperialism involves partitioning the world into tutors and wards, saviours and victims. Underlying the seduction of imperial elite-lore are established modes of socialization and enculturation, ranging from the elaborate and persistent demonization of chief opponents of US empire to the lionization of military actors commonly rendered as heroes. Also scrutinized in this volume are the domestic social and political costs, reaching as far as the displacement of urban populations to make way for the expansion of the informatic industries of empire, paving the way for the unprecedented dominance of corporations in our daily lives.< Less
Good Intentions By Maximilian Forte
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How do “good intentions” pave the road for empire? Whether it is iatrogenic violence, voluntourism, the misappropriation of gay rights, or NGOs serving as the Trojan Horses of US... More > dominance and neoliberal social reengineering, contributors to this volume expose and analyze the many ways in which the new imperialism involves partitioning the world into tutors and wards, saviours and victims. Underlying the seduction of imperial elite-lore are established modes of socialization and enculturation, ranging from the elaborate and persistent demonization of chief opponents of US empire to the lionization of military actors commonly rendered as heroes. Also scrutinized in this volume are the domestic social and political costs, reaching as far as the displacement of urban populations to make way for the expansion of the informatic industries of empire, paving the way for the unprecedented dominance of corporations in our daily lives.< Less
Emergency as Security By Maximilian Forte, Kyle McLoughlin
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Analysis of the historical context of the first “new imperialism” (Britain in the late 1880s) along with theorizing the normative, psychological, and socio-economic transformations of... More > neoliberal imperialism and U.S. exceptionalism. Also included are the gender dynamics of militarism: analysis of the “men of the frontier” syndrome; relationships between paternalism, effeminization, and imperialism; and, beginnings of the queering of empire. Links between imperialism, ecology, and environmentalism, and the unequal environmental exchange of the contemporary world system also come into focus. Retrospective analysis of the watershed events surrounding Hurricane Katrina in 2005 raises not only the specter of “humanitarian intervention” but also the rise of the nonprofit-industrial complex. Chapters on the military-industrial complex address the domestication of militarization in policing and surveillance and the militarization of entertainment media. Finally we consider guidelines for an anti-imperial anthropology.< Less
Emergency as Security By Maximilian Forte, Kyle McLoughlin
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Analysis of the historical context of the first “new imperialism” (Britain in the late 1880s) along with theorizing the normative, psychological, and socio-economic transformations of... More > neoliberal imperialism and U.S. exceptionalism. Also included are the gender dynamics of militarism: analysis of the “men of the frontier” syndrome; relationships between paternalism, effeminization, and imperialism; and, beginnings of the queering of empire. Links between imperialism, ecology, and environmentalism, and the unequal environmental exchange of the contemporary world system also come into focus. Retrospective analysis of the watershed events surrounding Hurricane Katrina in 2005 raises not only the specter of “humanitarian intervention” but also the rise of the nonprofit-industrial complex. Chapters on the military-industrial complex address the domestication of militarization in policing and surveillance and the militarization of entertainment media. Finally we consider guidelines for an anti-imperial anthropology.< Less
Emergency as Security By Maximilian Forte, Kyle McLoughlin
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Analysis of the historical context of the first “new imperialism” (Britain in the late 1880s) along with theorizing the normative, psychological, and socio-economic transformations of... More > neoliberal imperialism and U.S. exceptionalism. Also included are the gender dynamics of militarism: analysis of the “men of the frontier” syndrome; relationships between paternalism, effeminization, and imperialism; and, beginnings of the queering of empire. Links between imperialism, ecology, and environmentalism, and the unequal environmental exchange of the contemporary world system also come into focus. Retrospective analysis of the watershed events surrounding Hurricane Katrina in 2005 raises not only the specter of “humanitarian intervention” but also the rise of the nonprofit-industrial complex. Chapters on the military-industrial complex address the domestication of militarization in policing and surveillance and the militarization of entertainment media. Finally we consider guidelines for an anti-imperial anthropology.< Less
The New Imperialism, Volume 1 By Maximilian Forte
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Describing and theorizing “the new imperialism” in international relations, this volume presents anthropological and sociological viewpoints on the topics of militarism and... More > militarization; humanitarian interventionism; the responsibility to protect; Canada’s role in the occupation of Afghanistan, and the establishment of what is effectively a protectorate in Haiti; the role of NGOs in the formation and management of a new global imperium; and, soft power. Specific case studies are also devoted to the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System; the U.S. Army’s Africa Command (AFRICOM); torture and international law; Coca Cola in Colombia; the NATO war in Kosovo; cultural militarization and “militainment;” and, the rising militarism in Canadian public discourse.< Less