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“Among Foreign Peoples”: Racial Studies of POWs during World War I

in Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226222677
eISBN:
9780226222691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222691.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the major anthropological project of the war years: the study of foreign soldiers in German prisoner-of-war (POW) camps. The particular setting of the POW camps combined ... More


Capturing Race: Anthropology and Photography in POW Camps during World War I

in Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226222677
eISBN:
9780226222691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222691.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter uses the methods of cultural history to analyze the photography of prisoners of war (POWs) as a further means of examining how anthropologists constructed the racial and colonial “other” ... More


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