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Anthropology, Ethics, and the U.S. Military: A History and Possibility for Constructive Engagement

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dc.contributor.advisor Sadana, Rashmi Moss, Kathryn
dc.creator Moss, Kathryn 2020-05-08 2021-09-15T13:36:46Z 2021-09-15T13:36:46Z
dc.description.abstract This thesis describes the history of the engagement between the discipline of anthropology, its ethical principles, and the U.S. military. This history reveals how the lack of a constructive engagement between anthropology as a whole and the military has been shaped by the discipline’s evolving engagement with the U.S. military, from direct support to reimagined or exaggerated ethical crises. With the disciplines tradition of reflexivity, whereby anthropologists analyze their own relationship to their research object, anthropology has begun to open the aperture on a potential subdiscipline of military anthropology and accepting the work and narratives of the anthropologists duly involved. In the process of researching and writing this thesis, the author conducted a literature review and interviews with anthropologists and members of the U.S. military. This thesis is intended to be part of the conversation for anthropologists in all subdisciplines who have concerns about anthropological ethics and working with the U.S. military, as well as members of the U.S. military who are interested in continued engagement with the discipline of anthropology. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject U.S. military en_US
dc.subject ethics en_US
dc.subject code of ethics en_US
dc.subject anthropology en_US
dc.title Anthropology, Ethics, and the U.S. Military: A History and Possibility for Constructive Engagement en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Arts in Anthropology en_US Master's en_US Anthropology en_US George Mason University en_US

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