Category Archives: NZ

Anthropology in a climate of change, war, and internecine environments 2

[In process]
Background*
Part 1**

Part 2*** From a follow-up to the newslist discussion about anthropology and climate change–

Q. “So…what can we do to solve this problem? Can we think like engineers?”

Please, don’t. Not even anthropological engineers. For example, see this — Continue reading

New Zealand after Nuclear War

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.

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)

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