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In Cold War Anthropology, David H. Price offers a provocative account of the profound influence that the American security state has had on the field of anthropology since the Second World War. Using a wealth of information unearthed in CIA, FBI, and military records, he maps out the intricate connections between academia and the intelligence community and the strategic use of anthropological research to further the goals of the American military complex. The rise of area studies programs, funded both openly and covertly by government agencies, encouraged anthropologists to produce work that had intellectual value within the field while also shaping global counterinsurgency and development programs that furthered America’s Cold War objectives. Ultimately, the moral issues raised by these activities prompted the American Anthropological Association to establish its first ethics code. Price concludes by comparing Cold War-era anthropology to the anthropological expertise deployed by the military in the post-9/11 era.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xxiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxv-xxvii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xxix-xxxii
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  1. Part I: Cold War Political-Economic Disciplinary Formations
  1. One: Political Economy and History of American Cold War Intelligence
  2. pp. 1-30
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  1. Two: World War II’s Long Shadow
  2. pp. 31-53
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  1. Three: Rebooting Professional Anthropology in the Postwar World
  2. pp. 54-80
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  1. Four: After the Shooting War: Centers, Committees, Seminars, and Other Cold War Projects
  2. pp. 81-108
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  1. Five: Anthropologists and State: Aid, Debt, and Other Cold War Weapons of the Strong
  2. pp. 109-136
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  1. Intermezzo
  2. pp. 137-140
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  1. Part II: Anthropologists’ Articulations with the National Security State
  1. Six: Cold War Anthropologists at the CIA: Careers Confirmed and Suspected
  2. pp. 143-164
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  1. Seven: How CIA Funding Fronts Shaped Anthropological Research
  2. pp. 165-194
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  1. Eight: Unwitting CIA Anthropologist Collaborators: MK-Ultra, Human Ecology, and Buying a Piece of Anthropology
  2. pp. 195-220
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  1. Nine: Cold War Fieldwork within the Intelligence Universe
  2. pp. 221-247
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  1. Ten: Cold War Anthropological Counterinsurgency Dreams
  2. pp. 248-275
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  1. Eleven: The AAA Confronts Military and Intelligence Uses of Disciplinary Knowledge
  2. pp. 276-300
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  1. Twelve: Anthropologically Informed Counterinsurgency in Southeast Asia
  2. pp. 301-322
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  1. Thirteen: Anthropologists for Radical Political Action and Revolution within the AAA
  2. pp. 323-348
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  1. Fourteen: Untangling Open Secrets, Hidden Histories, Outrage Denied, and Recurrent Dual Use Themes
  2. pp. 349-370
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 371-396
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  1. References
  2. pp. 397-431
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 433-456
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822374381
Related ISBN
9780822361060
MARC Record
OCLC
1125987705
Pages
484
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-03
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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