I was excited to read via AnthroWorks on Twitter this morning that CounterPunch has announced the publication of a new book by David Price entitled Weaponizing Anthropology. I am personally very interested in disciplinary history, especially the deployment of anthropologists in covert research by governments and militaries. This appropriation has been a part of our … Continue reading New book from CounterPunch: David Price’s "Weaponizing Anthropology"
Today I received an email from my dad that said, "Hi Amy, have you seen this before?" Included was a link to the above Gary Larson "Far Side" cartoon. I smiled at my dad's thoughtfulness for sending the link (I wondered how he came upon it in the first place!), chuckled at his question, and … Continue reading Anthropologists! Anthropologists!
The Vicos Project, 1952 The field of anthropology has its beginnings firmly established in late 19th and early 20th century British colonialism, which, up through the 1930s, hired anthropologists to study the exotic and colonized peoples of Africa. However, the end of WWII and the collapse of the British Empire in Africa, Asia and the … Continue reading A brief history of Applied Anthropology