Anthropology at the Dawn of the Cold War: The Influence of by Dustin M. Wax

By Dustin M. Wax

This publication breaks new flooring within the historical past of anthropology, commencing up an particular exam of anthropology within the chilly warfare period. With ancient distance, chilly battle anthropology has began to grow to be a special box in the self-discipline. This e-book brings a few assorted techniques to endure at the questions raised by means of anthropology's chilly conflict background. The members convey how anthropologists turned either instruments and sufferers of the chilly warfare nation in the course of the upward push of the us within the post-War interval. interpreting the intersection among technology and gear, this publication is a compelling learn for anthropologists, historians, sociologists, and a person drawn to the way colonial and neo-colonial wisdom is produced and constructed.

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Postmodern scholars universally view Wittfogel as the mechanistic black sheep misfit of the Frankfurt School;2 orthodox Marxists despise his counterrevolutionary critique of the Soviet state; students of McCarthyism view his appearance as a friendly witness before the McCarran committee as a betrayal of fundamental principles of academic freedom and common decency. While archaeologists and cultural evolutionarily inclined anthropologists still pursue Wittfogel’s hydraulic theories, most contemporary anthropologists studying irrigation systems usually cite and then quickly dismiss Wittfogel’s theory of hydraulic society.

6] You will see that not only is he Chairman of the Organizing Committee of what [Conrad] Arensberg calls the “nascent” Council for United Research – he is also our representative on this body. Since I know that he will unify research exactly one way – to coincide with the Stalin line – I feel that we should do something about this. Y. under the AAAS on Integration and Disintegration. We should certainly attend this one. Y. Academy of Sciences, in which he gave Marxian societal categories “according to Stalin” – and you know what that means.

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