Cold War Anthropology: The CIA, the Pentagon, and the Growth of Dual Use Anthropology
David H. Price is Professor of Anthropology at Saint Martin’s University. He is the author of Threatening Anthropology: McCarthyism and the FBI’s Surveillance of Activist Anthropologists and Anthropological Intelligence: The Deployment and Neglect of American Anthropology in the Second World War, both also published by Duke University Press, and Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State.
Anthropologists for Radical Political Action and Revolution within the AAA
2016. "Anthropologists for Radical Political Action and Revolution within the AAA", Cold War Anthropology: The CIA, the Pentagon, and the Growth of Dual Use Anthropology, David H. Price
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After documents from a government-sponsored Thai counterinsurgency research project were stolen from Michael Moerman’s UCLA office, the AAA launched an investigation, which was led by Margaret Mead. The Mead Committee’s findings enraged many AAA members because the report focused more criticism on Eric Wolf and other critics of counterinsurgency than on the anthropologists undertaking counterinsurgency work. The Mead Committee’s report was rejected by the AAA membership, and fallout from the Thai Affair helped press the AAA to approve its ethics code, which prohibited secret research, oriented anthropological research toward the interests of research subjects, and required new levels of disclosure.