Publications and Working Papers

Selected Publications
Peacekeeping and Political Anthropology

Humanitarian-Military Collaboration: Social and Cultural Aspects of Interoperabilty, in Cultural Awareness in the Military: Developments and Implications for Future Humanitarian Cooperation, Robert Albro and Bill Ivey, editors.  London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 57-72, 2014.

Transnational Transfers and Peace Operations: The Empirically Elusive Quality of Analytic Categories, In Transnational Transfers and Global Development, Stuart S. Brown, editor. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, Pp. 182-201, 2012.

Ethical Considerations from the Study of Peacekeeping, In Anthropologists and the Securityscape: Ethics, Practice, and Professional Identity, Robert Albro, George Marcus, Laura McNamara, and Monica Schoch-Spana, editors. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Pp. 183-196, 2011.

Peacekeeping and the Return of Imperial Policing, International Peacekeeping 17(4): 459-472, 2010.

Culture and interoperability in integrated missions, International Peacekeeping 15(4):540-555, 2008.

Motivation et Maintien de la Paix: Élaboration d’un Lien Entre Agir et Structure [Motivation and Peacekeeping : Modeling the Link Between Agency and Structure], Anthropologie et Société 30(1):137-155.

Intervention and Culture: An Anthropological Approach to Peace Operations. Security Dialogue 36(4): 527-544, 2005

Cross-Cultural Considerations in Complex Peace Operations, Negotiation Journal 19(1): 29-49, 2003.

Peacekeepers and Politics: Experience and Political Representation Among U.S. Military Officers, In Anthropology and the United States Military: Coming of Age in the Twenty-first Century. Pamela R. Freese and Margaret C. Harrell, editors. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Pp. 15-27.

Methodological Challenges in the Ethnographic Study of Multilateral Peacekeeping, Political and Legal Anthropology Review 21(1):138-149, 1998.

Cultural Aspects of Peacekeeping: Notes on the Substance of Symbols, Millennium: Journal of International Studies 22(3):547-562, 1993.

Culture, International Affairs and Multilateral Peacekeeping: Confusing Process and Pattern, Cultural Dynamics 2(1):41‑61, 1989.

Cultural Analysis and International Security, Alternatives 13: 529-542, 1988.

Retrospective Attribution, Ritual Pollution, and Master Narratives in Anthropology’s Engagement with “The Military,” In Practicing Military Anthropology: Beyond Traditional Boundaries and Expectations, Robert A. Rubinstein, Kerry B. Fosher, and Clementine K. Fujimura, editors. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, Pp. 119-134, 2012.

Ethics, Engagement, and Experience: Anthropological Excursions in Culture and the National Security State, In Dangerous Liaisons: Anthropologists and the National Security State, Laura McNamara and Robert A. Rubinstein, editors. Santa Fe, NM: SAR Press, Pp. 145-165, 2011.

Representation and Response: Culture and Conflict Transformation, In Conflict and Culture: Fostering Peace through Cultural Initiatives, Joint Research Institute for International Peace and Culture Aoyama Gakuin University, editor. New York, NY: The Japan Foundation, Pp. 65-73, 2011.

Cultural Anthropology Studies of Conflict, Christos Kyrou and Robert A. Rubinstein, In Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, Second Edition. Lester Kurtz, editor. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Ltd., Pp. 515-521, 2008.

European Identity: Diversity in Union Rik Pinxten, Marijke Cornelis, and Robert A. Rubinstein, International Journal of Public Administration 30:687-698, 2007.

Population, Identity and Political Violence, Robert A. Rubinstein and Sandra D. Lane, Social Justice: Anthropology, Peace and Human Rights 3(3/4):139-152, 2003.

Power, Powerlessness, and the Failure of “Political Realism,”  Robert A. Rubinstein and Sol Tax, In Native Power: The Quest for Autonomy and Nationhood of Indigenous Peoples, Jens Brosted, et. al., editors. Bergen (Norway): Universiteitsforlaget, Pp. 301‑308, 1985.

Medical Anthropology 

The Trauma Response Team: A Community Intervention for Gang Violence. Timothy Jennings-Bey, Sandra D. Lane, Robert A. Rubinstein, Dessa Bergen-Cico, Arnett Haybood-El, Helen Hudson, Shaundel Sanchez, and Frank L. Fowler, Journal of Urban Health 92(5):947-954.

From Intervention to Outcome: The Relationship Between Knowledge and Behavior in a Trachoma Control Project. Robert A. Rubinstein and Sandra D. Lane, The Journal of Healthcare, Science, and the Humanities 2(2): 30-44, 2012.

Controlling Blinding Trachoma in the Egyptian Delta: Integrating Clinical, Epidemiological and Anthropological Understandings, Robert A. Rubinstein, Sandra D. Lane, Sunny A. Sallam, Ahmed S. Sheta, Zahira M. Gad, Aida R. Sherif, Mohammed Selim, Ashry Gad, Ahmed Shama, Julius Schachter and Chandler R. Dawson. Anthropology and Medicine 13(2):99-118, 2006.

A Comparison of Oral Azithromycin with Topical Oxytetracycline/Polymyxin for the Treatment of Trachoma in Children, Chandler R. Dawson, Julius Schachter, Sunny Sallam, Ahmed Sheta, Robert A. Rubinstein, Harriet and Washton, Clinical Infectious Diseases 24: 363-368.

Structural Violence, Urban Retail Food Markets, and Low Birth Weight, Sandra D. Lane, Robert H. Keefe, Robert A. Rubinstein, Brooke A. Levandowski, Noah Webster, Donald A. Cibula, Adwoa K. Boahene, Olabisi Dele-Michael, Darlene Carter, Tanika Jones, Martha Wojtowycz, and Jessica Brill, Health and Place 14(3): 415-423, 2008.

Environmental Injustice: Childhood Lead Poisoning, Teen Pregnancy, and Tobacco,  Sandra D. Lane, Noah Webster, Brooke Levandowski, Robert A. Rubinstein, Robert H. Keefe, Martha Wojtowycz, Donald A. Cibula, J.E.F. Kingson, and Richard H. Aubry, Journal of Adolescent Health 42(1): 43-49, 2008.

Marriage Promotion and Missing Men: African American Women in a Demographic Double Bind. Sandra Lane, Robert Keefe, Robert Rubinstein, Brooke Levandowski, Michael Freedman, Alan Rosenthal, Donald Cibula and Maria Czerwinski. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 18(4):405-428, 2004.

Structural Violence and Racial Disparity in HIV Transmission. Sandra Lane, Robert Rubinstein, Robert Keefe, Noah Webster, Donald Cibula Alan Rosenthal and Jesse Dowdell. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 15:319-335, 2004.

“Breaking the Bureaucracy:” Drug Registration and Neocolonial Relations in Egypt, Social Science and Medicine 46(11):1487-1494, 1998.

Classification and Process in Sociomedical Understanding: Towards a Multilevel View of Sociomedical Methodology, Robert A. Rubinstein, Susan S. Scrimshaw, and Suzanne Morrissey, In Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine, Gary Albrecht, Ray Fitzpatrick, and Susan C. Scrimshaw, editors. London, UK: Sage Publications Ltd., Pp. 36-49, 2000.

Towards a Public Health Approach to Bioethics, Sandra D. Lane, Robert A. Rubinstein, Don Cibula and Noah Webster. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 925:25-36, 2000.

Judging the Other: Responding to Traditional Female Genital Surgeries, Sandra D. Lane and Robert A. Rubinstein. The Hastings Center Report 26(3):31-40, 1996.

International Health: Problems and Programs in Anthropological Perspective, Sandra D. Lane and Robert A. Rubinstein, In Medical Anthropology: Contemporary Theory and Method, Revised Edition, Carolyn Sargent and Thomas Johnson, editors. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, Pp. 396-423, 1996.

Identifying Psychosocial Disorders in Children: On Integrating Epidemiological and Anthropological Understandings, Robert A. Rubinstein and Janet Perloff, In Medical Anthropology and Epidemiology, Craig Janes, Sandra Fifford and Ronald Stall, editors. Dordrecht, Netherlands: D. Reidel, Pp. 303-332, 1986.

Epidemiology and Anthropology: Notes on Science and Scientism, Communication and Cognition 17: 163-185, 1984.

An Evaluation of the Diagnostic Category of Attention Deficit Disorder (Robert A. Rubinstein and Ronald T. Brown), American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 54:398-414, 1984.

Anthropology, the Meaning of Community, and Prevention,  C. Timothy McKeown, Robert A. Rubinstein, and James G. Kelly, Prevention in Human Services 5:35-64, 1987.

Other topics:

Reflection and Reflexivity in Anthropology, In Fieldwork: The Correspondence of Robert Redfield and Sol Tax. Robert A. Rubinstein, editor. Boulder, CO: Westview Press,  Pp. 1-35, 1991.

Action Anthropology and Pedagogy: University-Community Collaborations in Setting Policy, Sandra D. Lane, Robert A. Rubinstein, Lutchmie Narine, Inga Back, Caitlin Cornell, Alexander Hodgens, Monique Brantley, Rachel Kramas, Kathleen Keough, Brandon O’Conner, William Suk, Eric Morrissette, and Mary Benson, Human Organization 70(3): 289-299, 2011.

A Conversation with Sol Tax, Current Anthropology 32(2): 175-183, 1991.

Reflections on Action Anthropology: Some Developmental Dynamics of an Anthropological Tradition, Human Organization 45(3):270-279, 1986.

The Ritual Transformation of Experience, Charles D. Laughlin, Jr., John McManus, Robert A. Rubinstein, and Jon Shearer, Studies in Symbolic Interaction 7(A): 107-136, 1986.

Towards the Anthropological Study of Cognitive PerformanceHuman Relations 34(8): 667-703, 1981.

Field-Dependence and Piagetian Operational Thought in Northern Belize, Child Study Journal 10(3): 67-76, 1980.

The Cognitive Consequences of Bilingual Education in Northern Belize, American Ethnologist 6:583-601, 1979.

Belief in Science, In Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner: Liber Amicorum voor Rik Pinxten, I. Pisters, A. van Dienderen, and C. Longman, editors. Gent, Belgium: Academica Press/J. Story-Scientia, Pp. 419-432, 2012.

Bridging Levels of Systemic Organization, Robert A. Rubinstein and Charles D. Laughlin, Jr., Current Anthropology 18(3): 459-463, 1977.

Reciprocity and Resource Deprivation Among the Urban Poor of Mexico City, Urban Anthropology 4(3): 251-264, 1975.