David Price

2011
Dangerous LiaisonsSAR Press PublicationDangerous Liaisons: Anthropologists and the National Security StateDangerous Liaisons is a book about intersections. It is a product of two year’s worth of discussion among a group of ethnographers from four different countries studying war, violence, the military, and the state.
2008, July 24–25
Scholars, Security, and CitizenshipShort SeminarScholars, Security, and CitizenshipParticipants of this seminar addressed the incorporation of anthropological research into national security policymaking, particularly with regard to how understanding specific cultural contexts creates further opportunities for understanding manifestations of worldwide politics. The question of how the personal politics of individual anthropologists can affect the discipline as a whole was also emphasized.
2007
Half-Lives & Half-TruthsSAR Press PublicationHalf-Lives & Half-Truths: Confronting the Radioactive Legacies of the Cold WarThe long Cold War of the twentieth century has ended, but only now are the poisonous legacies of that “first nuclear age” coming to light. Activists and anthropologists, the authors of this volume reveal the devastating, complex, and long-term environmental health problems afflicting the people who worked in uranium mining and processing, lived in regions dedicated to the construction of nuclear weapons or participated, often unknowingly, in radiation experiments.
2007, February 26–27
Short SeminarThe Anthropology of Military and National Security OrganizationsScholars convened to discuss the role of anthropology within national security organizations. Topics such as the dynamic relationship between anthropology and institutions of power, anthropological theories of violence, the personal politics of anthropologists, and the risks of war versus the benefits of academic knowledge possibly gleaned from war were discussed.


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