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David PRICE

Dept. of Anthropology | Saint Martin's University
Re-Framing the Impacts of Cold War CIA Fronts: How the CIA Shaped Social Science

David Price is a cultural anthropologist and Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at St. Martin's University. His primary research area is the history of anthropology along with various interactions between anthropologists and military/intelligence agencies. Much of Price's writing focuses on the ethical and political context of anthropological practice. His book Threatening Anthropology (2004) used tens of thousands of Federal Bureau of Investigation files released under the Freedom of Information Act to examine how the FBI harassed anthropologists that were activists in issues of racial equality during the McCarthy era. Subsequent books include Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State (2011) and his 2016 book Cold War Anthropology: The CIA, The Pentagon and the Growth of Dual Use Anthropology

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