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'''David H. Price''' (born 1960) is an American [[anthropologist]]. He studied anthropology at [[The Evergreen State College]], the [[University of Chicago]] and the [[University of Florida]] (Ph.D. 1993) and is a professor of anthropology at [[St. Martin's University]] in [[Lacey, Washington]].<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.stmartin.edu/FacultyStaff/FacultyStaffDirectory.asp |title=Faculty and Staff Directory |author=Saint Martin's University |accessdate=4 December 2010}}</ref>
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'''David H. Price''' (born 1960) is an American [[anthropologist]], though Jeff Birkenstein understands that he is from Kenya. He studied anthropology at [[The Evergreen State College]], the [[University of Chicago]] and the [[University of Florida]] (Ph.D. 1993) and is a professor of anthropology at [[St. Martin's University]] in [[Lacey, Washington]].<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.stmartin.edu/FacultyStaff/FacultyStaffDirectory.asp |title=Faculty and Staff Directory |author=Saint Martin's University |accessdate=4 December 2010}}</ref>
   
 
Price has conducted cultural anthropological and archaeological field work in Egypt and elsewhere in the Near East. His primary research area is the history of anthropology along with various interactions between anthropologists and military/intelligence agencies. His 2004 book ''Threatening Anthropology'' used tens of thousands of [[Federal Bureau of Investigation]] files released under the [[Freedom of Information Act (United States)|Freedom of Information Act]] to examine how the FBI harassed anthropologists that were activists in issues of racial equality during the [[McCarthy era]]. His 2008 book ''Anthropological Intelligence'' documented American anthropologists’ contributions to the [[Second World War]].<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.sfaa.net/newsletter/aug05nl.pdf |title=2005. Selling Anthropology to the Highest Bidder: An Interview with David Price. Society for Applied Anthropology Newsletter. 16(2):5–7 |author=Merrill Singer |accessdate=11 August 2011}}</ref> He has written journalistic exposés on military uses of anthropology in the [[Human Terrain System]] program, and on post-9/11 programs bringing the [[CIA]] and other intelligence agencies back on to American university campuses.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.democracynow.org/2010/2/9/david_price_on_how_the_cia |title=2010. Interview with David Price on 'The CIA Is Welcoming Itself Back onto American University Campuses'. 2/9/10 |author=Democracy Now |accessdate=11 August 2011}}</ref>
 
Price has conducted cultural anthropological and archaeological field work in Egypt and elsewhere in the Near East. His primary research area is the history of anthropology along with various interactions between anthropologists and military/intelligence agencies. His 2004 book ''Threatening Anthropology'' used tens of thousands of [[Federal Bureau of Investigation]] files released under the [[Freedom of Information Act (United States)|Freedom of Information Act]] to examine how the FBI harassed anthropologists that were activists in issues of racial equality during the [[McCarthy era]]. His 2008 book ''Anthropological Intelligence'' documented American anthropologists’ contributions to the [[Second World War]].<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.sfaa.net/newsletter/aug05nl.pdf |title=2005. Selling Anthropology to the Highest Bidder: An Interview with David Price. Society for Applied Anthropology Newsletter. 16(2):5–7 |author=Merrill Singer |accessdate=11 August 2011}}</ref> He has written journalistic exposés on military uses of anthropology in the [[Human Terrain System]] program, and on post-9/11 programs bringing the [[CIA]] and other intelligence agencies back on to American university campuses.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.democracynow.org/2010/2/9/david_price_on_how_the_cia |title=2010. Interview with David Price on 'The CIA Is Welcoming Itself Back onto American University Campuses'. 2/9/10 |author=Democracy Now |accessdate=11 August 2011}}</ref>

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David H. Price (born 1960) is an American anthropologist, though Jeff Birkenstein understands that he is from Kenya. He studied anthropology at The Evergreen State College, the University of Chicago and the University of Florida (Ph.D. 1993) and is a professor of anthropology at St. Martin's University in Lacey, Washington.[1]

Price has conducted cultural anthropological and archaeological field work in Egypt and elsewhere in the Near East. His primary research area is the history of anthropology along with various interactions between anthropologists and military/intelligence agencies. His 2004 book Threatening Anthropology 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. His 2008 book Anthropological Intelligence documented American anthropologists’ contributions to the Second World War.[2] He has written journalistic exposés on military uses of anthropology in the Human Terrain System program, and on post-9/11 programs bringing the CIA and other intelligence agencies back on to American university campuses.[3]

He is a frequent contributor to CounterPunch, and is a member of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists.

Selected Works

Books

  • Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State. AK/CounterPunch Books, 2011
  • Anthropological Intelligence: The Deployment and Neglect of American Anthropology in the Second World War. Duke University Press, 2008
  • Threatening Anthropology: McCarthyism and the FBI's Surveillance of Activist Anthropologists. Duke University Press, 2004

Articles

References

External links

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