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Histories of American Physical Anthropology in the Twentieth Century

Histories of American Physical Anthropology in the Twentieth Century Author Michael A. Little
ISBN-10 0739135112
Release 2010
Pages 259
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Histories of American Physical Anthropology in the Twentieth Century chronicles the history of physical anthropology or, as it is now known, biological anthropology from its professional origins in the late 1800 up to its modern transformation in the late 1900s. In this edited volume, 13 contributors trace the development of people, ideas, traditions, and organizations that contributed to the advancement of this branch of anthropology that focuses today on human variation and human evolution. Designed for upper level undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional biological anthropologists, this book provides a brief and accessible history of the biobehavioral side of anthropology in America."



A Companion to Biological Anthropology

A Companion to Biological Anthropology Author Clark Spencer Larsen
ISBN-10 1444320041
Release 2010-02-22
Pages 608
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An extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biological anthropology; chapters are written by leading scholars who have themselves played a major role in shaping the direction and scope of the discipline. Extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biological anthropology Larsen has created a who’s who of biological anthropology, with contributions from the leading authorities in the field Contributing authors have played a major role in shaping the direction and scope of the topics they write about Offers discussions of current issues, controversies, and future directions within the area Presents coverage of the many recent innovations and discoveries that are transforming the subject



Darwinism Democracy and Race

Darwinism  Democracy  and Race Author John P Jackson
ISBN-10 9781351810777
Release 2017-07-06
Pages 240
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Darwinism, Democracy, and Race examines the development and defence of an argument that arose at the boundary between anthropology and evolutionary biology in twentieth-century America. In its fully articulated form, this argument simultaneously discredited scientific racism and defended free human agency in Darwinian terms. The volume is timely because it gives readers a key to assessing contemporary debates about the biology of race. By working across disciplinary lines, the book’s focal figures--the anthropologist Franz Boas, the cultural anthropologist Alfred Kroeber, the geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky, and the physical anthropologist Sherwood Washburn--found increasingly persuasive ways of cutting between genetic determinist and social constructionist views of race by grounding Boas’s racially egalitarian, culturally relativistic, and democratically pluralistic ethic in a distinctive version of the genetic theory of natural selection. Collaborators in making and defending this argument included Ashley Montagu, Stephen Jay Gould, and Richard Lewontin. Darwinism, Democracy, and Race will appeal to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and academics interested in subjects including Philosophy, Critical Race Theory, Sociology of Race, History of Biology and Anthropology, and Rhetoric of Science.



A Companion to Biological Anthropology

A Companion to Biological Anthropology Author Clark Spencer Larsen
ISBN-10 1444320041
Release 2010-02-22
Pages 608
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An extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biological anthropology; chapters are written by leading scholars who have themselves played a major role in shaping the direction and scope of the discipline. Extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biological anthropology Larsen has created a who’s who of biological anthropology, with contributions from the leading authorities in the field Contributing authors have played a major role in shaping the direction and scope of the topics they write about Offers discussions of current issues, controversies, and future directions within the area Presents coverage of the many recent innovations and discoveries that are transforming the subject



Constructing Race

Constructing Race Author Tracy Teslow
ISBN-10 9781107011731
Release 2014-07-21
Pages 408
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"Racial Science helps unravel the complicated and intertwined history of race and science in America. Tracy Teslow explores how physical anthropologists in the twentieth century struggled to understand the complexity of human physical and cultural variation, and how their theories were disseminated to the public through art, museum exhibitions, books, and pamphlets. In their attempts to explain the history and nature of human peoples, anthropologists persistently saw both race and culture as critical components. This is at odds with a broadly accepted account that suggests racial science was fully rejected by scientists and the public following World War II. This book offers a corrective, showing that both race and culture informed how anthropologists and the public understood human variation from 1900 through the decades following the war. The book offers new insights into the work of Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, and Ashley Montagu, as well as less well-known figures, including Harry Shapiro, Gene Weltfish, and Henry Field"--



Homo Imperii

Homo Imperii Author Marina Mogilner
ISBN-10 9780803239784
Release 2013-07
Pages 486
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It is widely assumed that the “nonclassical” nature of the Russian empire and its equally “nonclassical” modernity made Russian intellectuals immune to the racial obsessions of Western Europe and the United States. Homo Imperii corrects this perception by offering the first scholarly history of racial science in prerevolutionary Russia and the early Soviet Union. Marina Mogilner places this story in the context of imperial self-modernization, political and cultural debates of the epoch, different reformist and revolutionary trends, and the growing challenge of modern nationalism. By focusing on the competing centers of race science in different cities and regions of the empire, Homo Imperii introduces to English-language scholars the institutional nexus of racial science in Russia that exhibits the influence of imperial strategic relativism. Reminiscent of the work of anthropologists of empire such as Ann Stoler and Benedict Anderson, Homo Imperii reveals the complex imperial dynamics of Russian physical anthropology and contributes an important comparative perspective from which to understand the emergence of racial science in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe and America.



History of Physical Anthropology

History of Physical Anthropology Author Frank Spencer
ISBN-10 0815304900
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 1195
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



A History of American physical anthropology 1930 1980

A History of American physical anthropology  1930 1980 Author Frank Spencer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015008540653
Release 1982
Pages 495
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Measuring the Master Race

Measuring the Master Race Author Jon Røyne Kyllingstad
ISBN-10 9781909254541
Release 2014-12-22
Pages 276
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The notion of a superior ‘Germanic’ or ‘Nordic’ race was a central theme in Nazi ideology. But it was also a commonly accepted idea in the early twentieth century, an actual scientific concept originating from anthropological research on the physical characteristics of Europeans. The Scandinavian Peninsula was considered to be the historical cradle and the heartland of this ‘master race’. Measuring the Master Race investigates the role played by Scandinavian scholars in inventing this so-called superior race, and discusses how the concept stamped Norwegian physical anthropology, prehistory, national identity and the eugenics movement. It also explores the decline and scientific discrediting of these ideas in the 1930s as they came to be associated with the genetic cleansing of Nazi Germany. This is the first comprehensive study of Norwegian physical anthropology. Its findings shed new light on current political and scientific debates about race across the globe.



An Epistemology of the Concrete

An Epistemology of the Concrete Author Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
ISBN-10 9780822391333
Release 2010-08-16
Pages 352
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An Epistemology of the Concrete brings together case studies and theoretical reflections on the history and epistemology of the life sciences by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, one of the world’s foremost philosophers of science. In these essays, he examines the history of experiments, concepts, model organisms, instruments, and the gamut of epistemological, institutional, political, and social factors that determine the actual course of the development of knowledge. Building on ideas from his influential book Toward a History of Epistemic Things, Rheinberger first considers ways of historicizing scientific knowledge, and then explores different configurations of genetic experimentation in the first half of the twentieth century and the interaction between apparatuses, experiments, and concept formation in molecular biology in the second half of the twentieth century. He delves into fundamental epistemological issues bearing on the relationship between instruments and objects of knowledge, laboratory preparations as a special class of epistemic objects, and the note-taking and write-up techniques used in research labs. He takes up topics ranging from the French “historical epistemologists” Gaston Bachelard and Georges Canguilhem to the liquid scintillation counter, a radioactivity measuring device that became a crucial tool for molecular biology and biomedicine in the 1960s and 1970s. Throughout An Epistemology of the Concrete, Rheinberger shows how assemblages—historical conjunctures—set the conditions for the emergence of epistemic novelty, and he conveys the fascination of scientific things: those organisms, spaces, apparatuses, and techniques that are transformed by research and that transform research in turn.



Worldly Provincialism

Worldly Provincialism Author H. Glenn Penny
ISBN-10 0472089269
Release 2003
Pages 350
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Illustrates the impact of imperialism on German scholars in the fields of anthropology and ethnology



Dictionary of Concepts in Physical Anthropology

Dictionary of Concepts in Physical Anthropology Author Joan C. Stevenson
ISBN-10 0313247560
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 432
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Stevenson presents concise entries describing the development of physical anthropological concepts, followed by bibliographies including most of the major works in the field.



True History of the Ghost

True History of the Ghost Author John Henry Pepper
ISBN-10 9781108044349
Release 2012-02-16
Pages 60
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First published in 1890, this book details the history and method of carrying out the nineteenth-century stage illusion, 'Pepper's Ghost'.



A History of Anthropological Theory Fifth Edition

A History of Anthropological Theory  Fifth Edition Author Paul A. Erickson
ISBN-10 9781442636866
Release 2016-10-19
Pages 320
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The fifth edition of this bestselling theory text has been revised throughout, with substantial updates, including more on gender and sexuality, and with a new section on Anthropologies of the Digital Age. Keyword definitions have been reinstated in the margins, and biographical information on theorists has been enhanced to build stronger context for readers. On its own or used with the companion volume, Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, this text provides comprehensive coverage in a flexible and easy-to-use format for teaching in the undergraduate anthropology classroom.



Kirtlandia

Kirtlandia Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123834827
Release 2001
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History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences

History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105021185223
Release 1996
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History of anthropology newsletter

History of anthropology newsletter Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556033670209
Release 1996
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