Anthropological Aspects of “New Zealand after Nuclear War” [1987-1988]
Comments on the findings of the book, NZ after NW, are due to the Minister of the Environment by 27 November 1987. Written ideas for an anthropological submission to the Ministry are needed by 5 November to M. Pamela Bumsted.
References and background material are located in the Piddington library, main library, or UGRR.
- Green, Wren, Tony Cairns, and Judith Wright (NZ Planning Council) 1987 New Zealand After Nuclear War ISBN: 0 908601 56 5
Several copies are available in the department. [See also http://www.soundarchives.co.nz/search
- newsclips of reports in New Zealand (in the biological anthropology media file in Piddington)
- Bumsted, et al. 1986 Nuclear Winter: The Anthropology of Human Survival (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
- Bunzel & Parsons 1964 In Current Anthropology 5:430ff [see http://www.publicanthropology.org/Archive/Ca1964.htm
At the Women and Anthropology Group open meeting three reasons were identified for including anthropology in policy discussions
- we have resources and expertise to help develop the vocabulary and appropriate context for consideration of this topic by the public
- we have specific information on how humans adapt or fail to cope, especially relevant to New Zealand (and the Pacific)
- we should raise issues relevant to expertise from other disciplines which we feel are important (e.g., ethics of emigration and immigration policy)