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By David H. Price

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ISBN-13: 9780822342199

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By the time the us formally entered global battle II, greater than half American anthropologists have been utilizing their specialist wisdom and talents to increase the conflict attempt. the diversity in their war-related paintings was once awesome. They helped assemble army intelligence, pinpointed attainable social weaknesses in enemy international locations, and contributed to the army’s local Pocket consultant booklets. They labored for dozens of presidency companies, together with the place of work of Strategic companies (OSS) and the workplace of warfare info. At a second whilst social scientists are once more being requested to aid in army and intelligence paintings, David H. expense examines anthropologists’ little-known contributions to the second one global War.

Anthropological Intelligence is predicated on interviews with anthropologists in addition to wide archival study concerning many Freedom of knowledge Act requests. fee seems to be on the position performed by way of the 2 basic U.S. anthropological organisations, the yank Anthropological organization and the Society for utilized Anthropology (which used to be shaped in 1941), in facilitating the applying of anthropological the way to the issues of struggle. He chronicles particular tasks undertaken on behalf of presidency companies, together with an research of the social results of postwar migration, the layout and implementation of OSS counterinsurgency campaigns, and the learn of jap social buildings to aid tailor American propaganda efforts. rate discusses anthropologists’ paintings in internment camps, their number of intelligence in relevant and South the US for the FBI’s distinctive Intelligence carrier, and their aid forming international language courses to aid infantrymen and intelligence brokers. comparing the moral implications of anthropological contributions to global warfare II, rate means that by the point the chilly struggle begun, the career had set a perilous precedent relating to what it might be prepared to do on behalf of the U.S. government.

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