Download e-book for kindle: Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture by Lee D. Baker

By Lee D. Baker

ISBN-10: 0822346869

ISBN-13: 9780822346869

ISBN-10: 0822346982

ISBN-13: 9780822346982

In the overdue 19th century, if ethnologists within the usa well-known African American tradition, they generally perceived it as whatever to be triumph over and left at the back of. whilst, they have been dedicated to salvaging “disappearing” local American tradition by means of curating items, narrating practices, and recording languages. In Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture, Lee D. Baker examines theories of race and tradition built through American anthropologists throughout the overdue 19th century and early 20th. He investigates the position that ethnologists performed in making a racial politics of tradition during which Indians had a tradition priceless of renovation and exhibition whereas African americans did not.

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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