Canadian Anthropology & Academic Imperialism

These essays generally deal with the development of Canadian anthropology, and questions of cultural and specifically academic imperialism. This is also part of my broader interest in the political economy...

These essays generally deal with the development of Canadian anthropology, and questions of cultural and specifically academic imperialism. This is also part of my broader interest in the political economy of knowledge production, with a focus on academia in Canada. In addition, essays involving critical commentary on the relationship between Canadian and US anthropologies, as well as critiques of the politics of US anthropology, are listed below. (Readers may also be interested in the Anthropologies of Zero listing for articles that are directly relevant to the ones below, but which largely precede them in terms of dates of publication.)

2016. “Trump and Anthropology.” Zero Anthropology, November 17.

2016. “Neoliberalism, Brexit, and Higher Education.” Zero Anthropology, October 20.

2016. “Canadian Anthropology and Cultural Imperialism: Criticisms.” Zero Anthropology, May 19.

2016. “Canadian Anthropology or US Cultural Imperialism?Zero Anthropology, January 21.

2016. “US Anthropology is Imperial, not Universal.” Zero Anthropology, January 14.

2016. “US Anthropology: Political, Professional, Personal, Imperial.” Zero Anthropology, January 7.

2015. “BDS, the AAA, and Academic Imperialism.” Zero Anthropology, November 14.

About Maximilian Forte

Anthropologist focusing on imperialism, neoliberalism, militarization, "humanitarian intervention," decolonization, Indigenous movements, and other topics in Political Anthropology. In addition, he teaches courses on visual anthropology, media ethnographies, and cultural imperialism. He is a full Professor in the Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal. Please direct comments and inquiries to maximilian.forte@concordia.ca