Price, David (St. Martinís College) The Military Roots of Applied Anthropology in America.Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Applied Anthropology, March 8, 1997, Madison Hotel, Seattle, Washington.




Relying largely on archival materials accessed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), this paper discusses the impact of World War II and the Cold War on the formation of what became applied anthropology in the United States.This paper discusses some of the less documented war-era and post-war relationships between American anthropologists and some of their military and intelligence sponsors.The extent to which applied anthropologists openly and covertly (as well as wittingly and unwittingly) worked for military-intelligence agencies is considered in light of Americaís focus on WWII and the early Cold War. (S-041)


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