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Enlightenment anthropology : defining humanity in an era of colonialism

Title
Enlightenment anthropology : defining humanity in an era of colonialism / Carl Niekerk.
ISBN
9780271096865
0271096861
Publication
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2024]
Physical Description
257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary
"Explores the origins of modern anthropology in the European Enlightenment, and how it was intertwined with a complex history of colonialism and racism"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 09, 2024
Series
Max Kade German-American Research Institute series.
The Max Kade Research Institute series : Germans beyond Europe
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction : what is Enlightenment anthropology?
The emerging anthropological paradigm : Buffon contra Linnaeus
Ape, man, and the origins of humankind
Colonialism and the politics of Enlightenment anthropology : De Pauw, Raynal, and Diderot
Race : an Enlightenment problem
Culture : herder reads Enlightenment anthropology.
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