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.
Untangling Open Secrets, Hidden Histories, Outrage Denied, and Recurrent Dual Use Themes
2016. "Untangling Open Secrets, Hidden Histories, Outrage Denied, and Recurrent Dual Use Themes", Cold War Anthropology: The CIA, the Pentagon, and the Growth of Dual Use Anthropology, David H. Price
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The final chapter evaluates the impacts of the dual use relationships, connecting anthropological research with Cold War military and intelligence projects, which impacted the development of American anthropology and a variety of governmental agencies and projects. Anthropology and intelligence projects both gained, in some sense, from these Cold War interactions, yet the ways that anthropology was transformed by these interactions are seldom considered. Increasing awareness of the dual use ways that anthropological research intersects with military and intelligence programs can help anthropologists better serve the populations they work with and retain some control over the applications of their work.