Saturday, October 22nd, 7:00PM: David Price, Weaponizing Anthropology

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Orca is happy to welcome back to the store David Price, Professor of Anthropology at St. Martin's University and author of the new book Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State. Building on his previous books and research, Weaponizing Anthropology outlines the ethical implications of appropriating this traditional academic discourse for use by embedded, militarized research teams.

"David Price once again proves that he is one of America’s most important engaged scholars and insightful public intellectuals. Weaponizing Anthropology is a brilliant analyses of not only how the social sciences are increasingly becoming an integral part of the warfare state but also how knowledge and culture are subject to new modes of militarization, organized in multiple new ways for the production of state violence. This may be one of the most important books written in the last few decades on the merging of the military and intelligence agencies with the academy. Beautifully written and rigorously argued, Weaponizing Anthropology is a must read for students, educators, and anyone else concerned about the fate of the academy, the corruption of anthropology, the militarization of politics, and the future of democracy.”–Henry Giroux, author of University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 7:00pm
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509 E 4th Ave
98501 Olympia
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