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Frontiers of anthropology

Author: Ashley Montagu
Publisher: New York : Putnam, ©1974.
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Genre/Form: History
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Frontiers of anthropology.
New York : Putnam, ©1974
(OCoLC)643601353
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Montagu
ISBN: 0399111999 9780399111990
OCLC Number: 1007849
Description: xvii, 617 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Columbus "Discovers" America and is enthusiastic about the American Indian --
The Ancient Greek do not recognize "race," and, indeed, deny it --
Herodotus: the "father" of anthropology --
Benjamin Franklin on the American Indian, 1784 --
Samuel Stanhope Smith, the first American anthropologist on the causes of the variety of the human species --
Charles Darwin on the origin of species --
Darwin carefully explains what he means by the phrase "the struggle for existence" --
Paul Du Chaillu and the rediscovery of the ("Ferocious") gorilla --
Charles Darwin on the descent of man --
Charles Darwin on the expression of the emotions --
The great debate between science and religion as to man's place in nature --
Thomas Henry Huxley's Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature, 1863 --
James Hunt and the negro's place in nature --
Bishop Codrington on Mana --
Ignorance of physiological paternity --
Lewis Henry Morgan and Charles Martin on the American Indian --
Anthropology into literature, Sir James Frazer --
Arnold van Gennep on the rites of passage --
Franz Boas demonstrates the plasticity of human traits --
Alfred Kroeber on the superorganic --
What informed speculation can do. Carveth Read --
W.H.R. Rivers on "The Giving-Up" syndrome --
Karl Pearson on the alien Jewish population of London --
Karl Pearson soliloquizes as scientist and socialist on the fate of "superannuated races" --
The idea that war is natural anatomized and decently interred --
William Ernest Castle on race and half-castes --
The racists, eugenists, and hereditarians anatomized --
The solution of the problem of the infertility of the unmarried in nonliterate societies --
Malinowski on method and functionalism --
Ruth Benedict on the individual and culture --
Cashiering the idea of race --
The concept of "race" is challenged --
A physiologist explains the mechanism of "voodoo" death --
Why the mental capacities of the various ethnic groups of mankind are probably pretty much of a muchness --
Leslie White on the concept of culture --
The new physical anthropology.
Responsibility: edited, with an introduction and notes, by Ashley Montagu.

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