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The Resource The making of British anthropology, 1813-1871, by Efram Sera-Shriar, (electronic resource)

The making of British anthropology, 1813-1871, by Efram Sera-Shriar, (electronic resource)

Label
The making of British anthropology, 1813-1871
Title
The making of British anthropology, 1813-1871
Statement of responsibility
by Efram Sera-Shriar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Victorian anthropology has been derided as an 'armchair practice', distinct from the scientific discipline of the twentieth century. But the observational practices that characterized the study of human diversity developed from the established sciences of natural history, geography and medicine. Sera-Shriar argues that anthropology at this time went through a process of innovation which built on scientifically grounded observational study. Far from being an evolutionary dead end, nineteenth-century anthropology laid the foundations for the field-based science of anthropology today
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Sera-Shriar, Efram
Dewey number
301.094109034
LC call number
GN308.3.G7
LC item number
S47 2013
Series statement
Science and culture in the nineteenth century
Series volume
number 18
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  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropologie
  • Sozialanthropologie
  • Antropologi
  • Storbritannien
  • Great Britain
  • Grossbritannien
Label
The making of British anthropology, 1813-1871, by Efram Sera-Shriar, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index
Contents
Introduction -- 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 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Works cited -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000972080
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781781440285
Lccn
2015451146
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000972080
Label
The making of British anthropology, 1813-1871, by Efram Sera-Shriar, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index
Contents
Introduction -- 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 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Works cited -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000972080
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781781440285
Lccn
2015451146
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000972080

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