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Anthropology At the Dawn of the Cold War
The Influence of Foundations, Mccarthyism and the CIA
Edited by: Dustin M. Wax
- ISBN: 9780745325873
- Extent: 192pp
- Release Date: 20 Jan 2008
- Size: 215mm x 135mm
- Format: Hardback
- Category: Anthropology
This book breaks new ground in the history of anthropology, opening up an explicit examination of anthropology in the Cold War era. With historical distance, Cold War anthropology has begun to emerge as a distinct field within the discipline. This book brings a number of different approaches to bear on the questions raised by anthropology's Cold War history.
The contributors show how anthropologists became both tools and victims of the Cold War state during the rise of the United States in the post-War period. Examining the intersection between science and power, this book is a compelling read for anthropologists, historians, sociologists, and anyone interested in the way in which colonial and neo-colonial knowledge is produced and constructed.
About The Author
Dustin M. Wax teaches anthropology and women’s studies at the College of Southern Nevada and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.