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The 1904 anthropology days and Olympic games : sport, race, and American imperialism

Author: Susan Brownell
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.
Series: Critical studies in the history of anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the more problematic sport spectacles in American history took place at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, which included the third modern Olympic Games. Associated with the Games was a curious event known as Anthropology Days organized by William J. McGee and James Sullivan, at that time the leading figures in American anthropology and sports, respectively. McGee recruited Natives who were participating in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Brownell
ISBN: 9780803210981 0803210981
OCLC Number: 221147865
Description: xviii, 471 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : bodies before Boas, sport before the laughter left / Susan Brownell --
A "special Olympics" : testing racial strength and endurance at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition / Nancy J. Parezo --
The "physical value" of races and nations : anthropology and athletics at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition / Mark Dyreson --
Pierre de Coubertin's concepts of race, nation, and civilization / Otto J. Schantz --
Anthropology days, the construction of whiteness, and American imperialism in the Philippines / Gerald R. Gems --
"From savagery to civic organization" : the nonparticipation of Canadian Indians in the anthropology days of the 1904 St. Louis Olympic Games / Christine M. O'Bonsawin --
"Leav(ing) the white(s) --
far behind them" : the girls from Fort Shaw (Montana) Indian School, basketball champions of the 1904 World's Fair / Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith --
Germans and others at the "American games" : problems of national and international representation at the 1904 Olympics / Suzuko Mousel Knott --
Greece and the 1904 "American" Olympics / Alexander Kitroeff --
From the anthropology days to the anthropological Olympics / John Bale --
Olympic anthropology days and the progress of exclusion : toward an anthropology of democracy / Henning Eichberg --
The growth of scientific standards from anthropology days to present days / Jonathan Marks --
Afterword : back to the future / Susan Brownell.
Series Title: Critical studies in the history of anthropology.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Brownell.
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