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The Resource Threatening anthropology : Mccarthyism and the FBI's surveillance of activist anthropologists, David H. Price

Threatening anthropology : Mccarthyism and the FBI's surveillance of activist anthropologists, David H. Price

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Threatening anthropology : Mccarthyism and the FBI's surveillance of activist anthropologists
Title
Threatening anthropology
Title remainder
Mccarthyism and the FBI's surveillance of activist anthropologists
Statement of responsibility
David H. Price
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: A vital reminder of the importance of academic freedom, Threatening anthropology offers a meticulously detailed account of how U.S. Cold War surveillance damaged the field of anthropology. David H. Price reveals how dozens of activist anthropologists were publicly and privately persecuted during the Red Scares of the 1940s and 1950s. He shows that it was not Communist Party membership or Marxist beliefs that attracted the most intense scrutiny from the FBI and congressional committees but rather social activism, particularly for racial justice. Demonstrating that the FBI's focus on anthropologists lessened as activist work and Marxist analysis in the field tapered off, Price argues that the impact of McCarthyism on anthropology extended far beyond the lives of those who lost their jobs. Its messages of fear and censorship had a pervasive chilling effect on anthropological investigation. As critiques that might attract government attention were abandoned, scholarship was curtailed
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Price, David H.
Dewey number
301/.0973/09045
Index
index present
LC call number
GN17.3.U5
LC item number
P75 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • United States
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropologists
  • Marxist anthropology
  • Blacklisting of anthropologists
Label
Threatening anthropology : Mccarthyism and the FBI's surveillance of activist anthropologists, David H. Price
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-403) and index
Contents
A running start at the Cold War: time, place, and outcomes -- Melville Jacobs, Albert Canwell, The University of Washington Regents: a message sent -- Syncopated incompetence: the AAA's reluctance to protect academic freedom -- Hoover's informer -- Lessons learned: Jacobs' fallout and Swadesh's troubles -- Public show trials: Gene Weltfish and a conspiracy of silence -- Bernhard Stern: "A sense of atrophy among those who fear" -- Persecuting equality: the travails of Jack Harris and Mary Shepardson -- Examining the FBI's means and methods -- Known shades of Red: Marxist anthropologists who escaped public show trials -- Red diaper babies, suspect agnates, cognates and afines -- Culture, equality, poverty & paranoia: the FBI, Oscar Lewis & Margaret Mead -- Crusading liberals advocating for racial justice: Philleo Nash & Ashley Montagu -- The suspicions of internationalists -- A glimpse of post McCarthyism: FBI surveillance and consequences for activism -- The Cold War's impact on free inquiry
Control code
ocm53021660
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 426 p.
Isbn
9780822333388
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003019214
Label
Threatening anthropology : Mccarthyism and the FBI's surveillance of activist anthropologists, David H. Price
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-403) and index
Contents
A running start at the Cold War: time, place, and outcomes -- Melville Jacobs, Albert Canwell, The University of Washington Regents: a message sent -- Syncopated incompetence: the AAA's reluctance to protect academic freedom -- Hoover's informer -- Lessons learned: Jacobs' fallout and Swadesh's troubles -- Public show trials: Gene Weltfish and a conspiracy of silence -- Bernhard Stern: "A sense of atrophy among those who fear" -- Persecuting equality: the travails of Jack Harris and Mary Shepardson -- Examining the FBI's means and methods -- Known shades of Red: Marxist anthropologists who escaped public show trials -- Red diaper babies, suspect agnates, cognates and afines -- Culture, equality, poverty & paranoia: the FBI, Oscar Lewis & Margaret Mead -- Crusading liberals advocating for racial justice: Philleo Nash & Ashley Montagu -- The suspicions of internationalists -- A glimpse of post McCarthyism: FBI surveillance and consequences for activism -- The Cold War's impact on free inquiry
Control code
ocm53021660
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 426 p.
Isbn
9780822333388
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003019214
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