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By Lee D. Baker

ISBN-10: 0822346869

ISBN-13: 9780822346869

ISBN-10: 0822346982

ISBN-13: 9780822346982

In the past due 19th century, if ethnologists within the usa famous African American tradition, they generally perceived it as anything to be conquer and left at the back of. while, they have been devoted to salvaging “disappearing” local American tradition via curating items, narrating practices, and recording languages. In Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture, Lee D. Baker examines theories of race and tradition constructed via American anthropologists through the overdue 19th century and early 20th. He investigates the function that ethnologists performed in making a racial politics of tradition within which Indians had a tradition worthwhile of maintenance and exhibition whereas African americans did not.

Baker argues that the concept that of tradition built by means of ethnologists to appreciate American Indian languages and customs within the 19th century shaped the root of the anthropological proposal of race finally used to confront “the Negro challenge” within the 20th century. As he explores the consequences of anthropology’s diversified methods to African americans and local american citizens, and the field’s assorted yet overlapping theories of race and tradition, Baker delves into the careers of trendy anthropologists and ethnologists, together with James Mooney Jr., Frederic W. Putnam, Daniel G. Brinton, and Franz Boas. His research takes into consideration not just medical societies, journals, museums, and universities, but additionally the improvement of sociology within the usa, African American and local American activists and intellectuals, philanthropy, the media, and govt entities from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the best court docket. In Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture, Baker tells how anthropology has either spoke back to and assisted in shaping principles approximately race and tradition within the usa, and the way its rules were appropriated (and misappropriated) to wildly various ends.

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