Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State (Counterpunch)

Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State (Counterpunch)

David H. Price


the continuing conflict for hearts and minds in Iraq and Afghanistan is an army procedure encouraged initially by means of efforts at household social keep watch over and counterinsurgency within the usa. Weaponizing Anthropology files how anthropological wisdom and ethnographic tools are harnessed via army and intelligence firms in post-9/11 the US to placate adverse overseas populations. David H. rate outlines the moral implications of appropriating this conventional educational discourse to be used by way of embedded, militarized examine groups. Price's inquiry into earlier relationships among anthropologists and the CIA, FBI, and Pentagon presents the ancient base for this divulge of the present abuses of anthropology by means of army and intelligence organisations. Weaponizing Anthropology explores the ways in which fresh shifts in investment assets for college scholars threaten educational freedom, as new secretive CIA-linked fellowship courses speedily infiltrate American college campuses. cost examines the explicit makes use of of anthropological wisdom in army doctrine that experience seemed in a brand new iteration of counterinsurgency manuals and paramilitary social technological know-how devices just like the Human Terrain groups.

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