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Race and Photography: Racial Photography as Scientific Evidence, 1876-1980

Amos Morris-Reich

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226320748
eISBN:
9780226320915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226320915.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Race and Photography studies the changing function of photography within the “science of race” from the 1870s to the 1940s and documents how such an object is defined by and simultaneously defines ... More


The Birth of a Discipline

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the birth of anthropology as an institutionalized academic discipline in early twentieth-century France. It looks at the founding of the Institut d’ethnologie and the Musée de ... More


Empire in the Air: Airline Travel and the African Diaspora

Chandra D. Bhimull

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479843473
eISBN:
9781479800643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479843473.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is a historical and anthropological study of the racial dimensions of airline travel. It analyzes the colonial beginnings of a seemingly national airline: British Airways. It focuses on the ... 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


Leveraging the Dead: The Ethnography of Ancestors

Jon B. Hageman and Erica Hill

in The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory, and Veneration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813062518
eISBN:
9780813051154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062518.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter details the history of the anthropology of ancestors, beginning with the late nineteenth-century work of classical historians and sociologists. The development of the concept of ... More


Wayward Shamans: The Prehistory of an Idea

Silvia Tomášková

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520275317
eISBN:
9780520955318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275317.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Wayward Shamans tells the story of an idea—the idea that humanity’s first expression of art, religion, and creativity found form in the figure of a proto-priest known as a shaman. Tracing this ... More


Ethnographic Context: The Place and the People

Michelle MacCarthy

in Making the Modern Primitive: Cultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824855604
eISBN:
9780824872175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855604.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Given the significance of the Trobriand Islands in the history of anthropology, this chapter begins by recognizing the anthropological legacy of the islands. Geographical, demographic and ... More


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