Journal Article: Death by Remote Control

In his latest article in Anthropology Today, Prof. Roberto J. González explores the evolving character and impact of unmanned and increasingly autonomous weapon systems deployed in warfare. Building on a varied body of cases, spanning from Afghanistan to Ukraine and beyond, he offers an anthropological perspective that foregrounds the human experience of both soldiers and civilians in war; a combined perspective that is often missing within the fields of International Relations, Security Studies and Science and Technology Studies. González does so by showcasing the lived realities of those conducting, anticipating, and undergoing remote-controlled violence.

Click on the reference below to read the article:
González, R.J. 2024. ‘Death by Remote Control: Drone Warfare in Afghanistan, Ukraine and Beyond’. Anthropology Today 40 (1).

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