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Anthropology at war : World War I and the science of race in Germany

Author: Andrew D Evans
Publisher: Chicago, Ill : University of Chicago Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1914 and 1918, German anthropologists conducted their work in the midst of full-scale war. The discipline was relatively new in German academia when World War I broke out. The author reveals  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew D Evans
ISBN: 0226222675 9780226222677 0226222683 9780226222684
OCLC Number: 780531516
Description: 293 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Institutionalizing the "most recent science" : anthropology in the world of German learning at the fin de siècle --
The meaning of race : the liberal paradigm in prewar German anthropology --
Nationalism and mobilization in wartime anthropology, 1914-18 --
"Among foreign peoples" : racial studies of POWs during World War I --
Capturing race : anthropology and photography in POW camps during World War I --
Anthropology in the aftermath : Rassenkunde, racial hygiene, and the end of the liberal tradition.
Responsibility: Andrew D. Evans.

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"Evans not only offers an explanation for the key transition in the history of German anthropology, he also presents the most comprehensive history of the discipline available to date. Even beyond Read more...

 
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