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Spies like us

Driscoll, Jesse; Schuster, Caroline


The discipline of anthropology recoils instinctively at the idea that its researchers’ labor might contribute to the national security state; other disciplines celebrate the same contributions as evidence of policy impact. In this article, we examine the seductions of espionage for professionally vulnerable (untenured) researchers that employ ethnographic methods but are operating in the shadow of market incentives and the Global War on Terror. We define ‘‘extreme fieldwork’’ as a research...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethnography
DOI: 10.1177/1466138117711717


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