The army requires anthropologists: Australian anthropologists at war, 1939-1946

Gray, Geoffrey (2006) The army requires anthropologists: Australian anthropologists at war, 1939-1946. Australian Historical Studies, 37 127: 156-180. doi:10.1080/10314610608601209


Author Gray, Geoffrey
Title The army requires anthropologists: Australian anthropologists at war, 1939-1946
Journal name Australian Historical Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1031-461X
1940-5049
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10314610608601209
Volume 37
Issue 127
Start page 156
End page 180
Total pages 25
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic., Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract World War II had unexpected consequences for the development of anthropology in Australia; it led to a breaking of the hegemonic control exercised by the Sydney department by the creation of, first, the Australian School of Pacific Administration (ASOPA) and second, the establishment of the Australian National University (ANU). Both institutions affected the way anthropology was practised and theorised, as well as removing the training of colonial field officers to the ASOPA, the original raison d'etre for the Sydney department. While the institutional consequences of the war are relatively well known, the work of anthropologists during the war and how their work contributed to the changes is less well known. This paper examines and discusses the work of Australian anthropologists in World War II.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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