Cold War Anthropology: The CIA, the Pentagon, and the Growth by David H. Price

By David H. Price

In Cold battle Anthropology, David H. expense deals a provocative account of the profound impact that the yank defense country has had at the box of anthropology because the moment international struggle. utilizing a wealth of data unearthed in CIA, FBI, and army files, he maps out the elaborate connections among academia and the intelligence group and the strategic use of anthropological study to additional the objectives of the yank army complicated. the increase of region reports courses, funded either overtly and covertly by way of govt organisations, inspired anthropologists to provide paintings that had highbrow worth in the box whereas additionally shaping worldwide counterinsurgency and improvement courses that furthered America’s chilly conflict ambitions. finally, the ethical concerns raised via those actions brought on the yankee Anthropological organization to set up its first ethics code. cost concludes by means of evaluating chilly War-era anthropology to the anthropological services deployed via the army within the post-9/11 era.

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