Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 15:41:27 -0700 (PDT)

Anthropologist Joe Carrier on Vietnam's Central Highlanders

Irvine -- In connection with a new exbibit on Vietnam's Central Highlanders opening at UCI's Langson Library, on the next Subversity show on KUCI, we talk with anthropologist Joe Carrier, whose photos taken during the Vietnam War and more recently form a major part of the exhibit, "Surviving War, Surviving Peace: The Central Highlanders of Vietnam."

Carrier, who obtain his Ph.D in social sciences from UC Irvine in 1972, had been a Rand Corporation counterinsurgency specialist in Vietnam. He later ran the Vietnam field office of a National Academy of Sciences team investigating the effects from the use of herbicides during the Vietnam War. His papers relating to his Rand work with the Chieu Hoi defection program during the Vietnam War are archived in UCI's Southeast Asian Archive; the finding aid is here:

We talk with Carrier about why he took the photos of the Central Highlanders, their plight during various wars and and more recently, the role of various regimes, and the responsibilities of an anthropologist in documenting people in cultures different from one's own.

A reception and panel discussion in connection with the exhibit will take place Tuesday 15 May at 5:30 p.m. at Langson Library. For more information, see: .

The show airs 9-10 a.m. on Monday, 14 May 2007, on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, California, and is webcast simultaneously via

Archived editions of Subversity shows are available via the Subversity home page ( Past shows are now also made available for podcasting (


Daniel C. Tsang
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