By Lee D. Baker
Baker argues that the idea that of tradition constructed by way of ethnologists to appreciate American Indian languages and customs within the 19th century shaped the root of the anthropological proposal of race ultimately used to confront “the Negro challenge” within the 20th century. As he explores the results of anthropology’s diverse methods to African americans and local american citizens, and the field’s diverse yet overlapping theories of race and tradition, Baker delves into the careers of admired anthropologists and ethnologists, together with James Mooney Jr., Frederic W. Putnam, Daniel G. Brinton, and Franz Boas. His research takes under consideration not just medical societies, journals, museums, and universities, but additionally the advance of sociology within the usa, African American and local American activists and intellectuals, philanthropy, the media, and executive entities from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the perfect court docket. In Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture, Baker tells how anthropology has either replied to and contributed to shaping rules approximately race and tradition within the usa, and the way its principles were appropriated (and misappropriated) to wildly assorted ends.
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Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture by Lee D. Baker