By Lee D. Baker
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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Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture by Lee D. Baker