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The making of British anthropology, 1813-1871

Author: Efram Sera-Shriar
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2013.
Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 18.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Victorian anthropology has been called an 'armchair practice', distinct from the scientific discipline of the 20th century. Sera-Shriar argues that anthropology went through a process of innovation which built on bservational study and that nineteenth-century anthropology laid the foundations for the field-based science of today.
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Sera-Shriar, Efram.
Making of British anthropology, 1813-1871
(OCoLC)835973743
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Efram Sera-Shriar
ISBN: 9781781440285 178144028X
OCLC Number: 851187523
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Founding the sciences of man : the observational practices of James Cowles Prichard and William Lawrence --
Ethnology in transit : informants, questionnaires and the formation of the Theological Society of London --
Ethnology at home : Robert Gordon Latham, Robert Knox and competing observational practices --
The battle for mankind : James Hunt, Thomas Huxley and the emergence of British anthropology --
Synthesizing the discipline : Charles Darwin, Edward Burnett Tylor and developmental anthropology in the early 1870s.
Series Title: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 18.
Responsibility: by Efram Sera-Shriar.

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"Sera-Shriar provides certain insights into the development of observational methods in Victorian anthropology, which correct some misunderstandings" - George Baca, Studies in History and Philosophy Read more...

 
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