Introduction to sociology what did we know about Human Terrain Mopping? Write a mine essay.

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I think what you would benefit from thinking about would be whether such a method is actually fit for purpose or whether it does what it claims to do. Is such a reductionist approach really able to neatly summarise the complexities of a culture and people group for the average soldier? This is something you should aim to discuss in your essay.

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I am not exactly sure what you mean by mine essay.  Are you talking about land mines?  An essay could focus on how understanding the inhabitants of a region can make it easier to predict where they might have used mines or IED devices.

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Another possible essay focus would involve descriptions of any of the following topics:

* the history of this methodology

* the detailed methods used in this approach

* a comparison and contrast of arguments for and against it

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In your essay, you should discuss the ethics of this program which the previous post refers to.  You should discuss whether it really is ethically improper to help the military do a better job of understanding the population in which it works.  You might argue that it is ethical because it reduces the likelihood that soldiers will act in ways that damage the societies they are operating in and in ways that make peace more likely.

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I believe you mean Human Terrain Mapping, which is the US Army's program that employs anthropologists, sociologists, linguistics experts, and other social scientists in studying populations in conflict areas. They create computer models and reports using ethnographic and demographic information that gives soldiers on the ground a better understanding of populations they are working with. Many scientists have argued that this type of work runs contrary to the ethical imperatives of science and have therefore protested against it.

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