ERIC Number: ED245965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Anthropological Diplomacy: Case Studies in the Applications of Anthropology to International Relations. Studies in Third World Societies, Publication Number Twenty-One.
Magnarella, Paul J., Ed.
Six articles in this volume focus on anthropological diplomacy--the study of the theory and practice of peace and conflict resolution among societies, based on knowledge of a society's fundamental cultural premises. The first article, by Ronald Cohen, considers questions pertinent to anthropological diplomacy, including the impact of diverse cultures on the diplomatic process, the importance of cultural symbols in negotiation, and the supranational character of international agencies. Next, Vivian J. Rohrl addresses the anthropological study of international law. Comparison is made between the international community of states and a tribal society. The Fulbright Program's effect on Philippine-American cultural and educational exchanges is discussed by J. R. Francisco in the third article. Next, Marc S. Micozzi focuses on the diplomacy of international medical assistance. The importance of cultural context to effective medical care and the medical drawbacks of currently offered health care programs to underdeveloped nations are discussed. The impact of ethnicity on politics within and between states is considered in the fifth article, by Paul J. Magnarella. The pro-Israel lobby's effect on U.S.-Middle East policy is cited as an example. In the final paper the use of coercion in international affairs is addressed by Walter L. Williams, Jr. Among the issues considered are the current U.S. foreign policy practices that ignore violations of human rights in friendly states. Notes on contributors conclude the volume. (LP)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Comparative Analysis, Conflict Resolution, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Ethnic Relations, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Intercultural Programs, International Educational Exchange, International Law, International Relations, Medical Services, Peace, Policy Formation, Race
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Dept. of Anthropology.
Identifiers - Location: Philippines; United States