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Tactical Anthropology : A Practical Guide for Emergency Response and Public Safety Professionals
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New patterns in globalization, economic integration, migration, conflict, and human displacement have contributed to the rapid diversification of numerous communities throughout the world. Dramatic population shifts are occurring both in large urban areas and in rural communities. These changes presents unique challenges and opportunities for law enforcement, public safety, and homeland security organizations during emergencies, disasters, and humanitarian crises.
Written by two nationally recognized subject matter experts in this field, Tactical Anthropology presents a step-by-step introduction to why populations around the world are changing so quickly and outlines the implications of these changes for first responders. Unlike most texts in this field, this bookoffers concise training on the main cross-cultural tactics, techniques, and procedures needed by emergency workers and public safety professionals to work with multicultural populations before, during, and after crises situations in a practical manner.
Key features include:
- Overview of Tactical Anthropology and the role that culture plays in communities and the implications for first responders.
- The role of Tactical Anthropology "on the job" in a variety of first response professions allowing readers better understand how this important skill set is utilized in the field.
- Description of the skills needed to become competent in the Tactical Anthropology field, with an explanation of strategies and procedures to work more effectively in multicultural communities.
- Resources and referrals to agencies, organizations, websites, tools, and other sources of subject matter expertise for further exploration.
Tactical Anthropology is the go-to training manual and field guide for first response professionals and students. It represents a valuable contribution on the use of social and cultural intelligence (SOCINT) and will undoubtedly stimulate dialogue in the fields of emergency management, law enforcement, public safety, homeland security, disaster response, firefighting, humanitarian aid, the military, public health, applied anthropology, emergency medicine, and related fields.