Fry, Douglas P

Douglas P Fry
21 July 2014Feature

Powerful findings from several decades of Peace Anthropology


Wauja chief from Upper Xingu, Amazonia. Photo: Ian Star via Wikimedia CC-BY-SA-3.0

Anthropology holds some treasures for peace activists and scholars including documentation that non-warring peace systems exist, descriptions of how peaceful societies successfully keep the peace, and solid evidence – despite recurring claims to the contrary – that war is not part-and-parcel of human nature.

At the same time, there have been some recent attempts to hijack anthropological data…