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The Resource In the museum of man : race, anthropology, and empire in France, 1850-1950, Alice L. Conklin

In the museum of man : race, anthropology, and empire in France, 1850-1950, Alice L. Conklin

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In the museum of man : race, anthropology, and empire in France, 1850-1950
Title
In the museum of man
Title remainder
race, anthropology, and empire in France, 1850-1950
Statement of responsibility
Alice L. Conklin
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the Museum of Man offers new insight into the thorny relationship between science, society, and empire at the high-water mark of French imperialism and European racism. Alice L. Conklin takes us into the formative years of French anthropology and social theory between 1850 and 1900; then deep into the practice of anthropology, under the name of ethnology, both in Paris and in the empire before and especially after World War I; and finally, into the fate of the discipline and its practitioners under the German Occupation and its immediate aftermath. Conklin addresses the influence exerted by academic networks, museum collections, and imperial connections in defining human diversity socioculturally rather than biologically, especially in the wake of resurgent anti-Semitism at the time of the Dreyfus Affair and in the 1930s and 1940s. Students of the progressive social scientist Marcel Mauss were exposed to the ravages of imperialism in the French colonies where they did fieldwork; as a result, they began to challenge both colonialism and the scientific racism that provided its intellectual justification. Indeed, a number of them were killed in the Resistance, fighting for the humanist values they had learned from their teachers and in the field. A riveting story of a close-knit community of scholars who came to see all societies as equally complex, In the Museum of Man serves as a reminder that if scientific expertise once authorized racism, anthropologists also learned to rethink their paradigms and mobilize against racial prejudice--a lesson well worth remembering today."--Publisher's description
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Conklin, Alice L
Dewey number
301.0944
Index
index present
LC call number
GN17.3.F8
LC item number
C66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • Imperialism
  • Race
  • Anthropology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • Imperialism
  • Race
  • France
  • Anthropologie
  • Ethnologie
  • Forschung
  • Rassentheorie
  • Frankreich
  • 1900-talet
  • Antropologi
  • Etnologi
  • Imperialism
  • Fysisk antropologi
Label
In the museum of man : race, anthropology, and empire in France, 1850-1950, Alice L. Conklin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Races, bones, and artifacts : a general science of man in the nineteenth century -- Toward a new synthesis : the birth of academic ethnology -- Ethnology for the masses : the making of the Musée de l'homme -- Skulls on display : anti-racism, racism, and racial science -- Ethnology : a colonial form of knowledge? -- From the study to the field : ethnologists in the empire -- Ethnologists at war : Vichy and the race question -- Conclusion : race as myth : UNESCO's new humanism and beyond
Control code
864276475
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801469046
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40022828475
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt31mrqs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864276475
Label
In the museum of man : race, anthropology, and empire in France, 1850-1950, Alice L. Conklin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Races, bones, and artifacts : a general science of man in the nineteenth century -- Toward a new synthesis : the birth of academic ethnology -- Ethnology for the masses : the making of the Musée de l'homme -- Skulls on display : anti-racism, racism, and racial science -- Ethnology : a colonial form of knowledge? -- From the study to the field : ethnologists in the empire -- Ethnologists at war : Vichy and the race question -- Conclusion : race as myth : UNESCO's new humanism and beyond
Control code
864276475
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801469046
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40022828475
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt31mrqs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864276475

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