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“A Black Sister to Massachusetts”: Latin America and the Fugitive Democratic Ethos of Frederick Douglass

Juliet Hooker

in Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190633691
eISBN:
9780190633714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633691.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter explores the hemispheric dimensions of Frederick Douglass’s political thought. It traces the connections between Douglass’s interventions into debates about US expansionism in the ... More


After the Move

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna

in Nubian Encounters: The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164019
eISBN:
9781617970382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

As the Nubian Ethnological Survey (NES) came to an end, other processes continued: research follow-up with the now-resettled Nubians by team members and by others, the publication of results from the ... More


The Art and Science of Describing and Classifying: The Triumph of Anthropology

in History's Shadow: Native Americans and Historical Consciousness in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226114941
eISBN:
9780226115115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115115.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth, anthropology emerged as a lively new “science,” created from a synthesis of several related but autonomous fields. Harvard librarian and historian ... More


Conclusion: Rule by Ethnology—Forgetting Histories and Households

Indrani Chatterjee

in Forgotten Friends: Monks, Marriages, and Memories of Northeast India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089223
eISBN:
9780199082551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089223.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

The chapter summarises the century long processes that resulted in the growth of ethnology under military aegis in the colony, and especially traces the ways in which such ethnology rests on the ... More


Crawfurd, Darwin, and the “Missing Link”

Ter Ellingson

in The Myth of the Noble Savage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222687
eISBN:
9780520925922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222687.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In arguing his program of racial superiority and dominance, Crawfurd mounted a critical attack on virtually every anthropological theory that might be imagined to support ideas of human unity or ... More


Ethnology and Empire: Languages, Literature, and the Making of the North American Borderlands

Robert Gunn

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479842582
eISBN:
9781479812516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842582.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Ethnology and Empire tells stories about words and ideas, and ideas about words that developed in concert with shifting conceptions about Native peoples and western spaces in the 19th-Century United ... More


Fieldwork on Two Wheels in Hanoi, Vietnam, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Enjoy the Ride

Margaret Barnhill Bodemer

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses an important lesson in participant observation in fieldwork, by positioning the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology—or rather, its location—as the center of a vibrant periphery that ... More


Forgotten Friends: Monks, Marriages, and Memories of Northeast India

Indrani Chatterjee

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089223
eISBN:
9780199082551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089223.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book traces the changing and long-term history of the vast Brahmaputra valley region that has distinct languages, faiths, monastic traditions, and lay-monk relationships, in different orders and ... More


Formations and Reformations of Anthropology

Laurent Dubreuil

David Fieni (ed.)

in Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explains that anthropology, at least during the first part of its disciplinary history, spoke the colonial language all too often. For Marcel Mauss, Michel Leiris, and Claude ... More


Freud’s Australia

Kathleen Frederickson

in The Ploy of Instinct: Victorian Sciences of Nature and Sexuality in Liberal Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262519
eISBN:
9780823266395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262519.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

While the nineteenth-century consolidation of the anthropological culture concept shifted ethnological interests away from the figure of the solitary “savage” to wider structures of communal ... More


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