By Lee D. Baker
Baker argues that the idea that of tradition built 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 consequences of anthropology’s diverse methods to African american citizens and local americans, and the field’s various yet overlapping theories of race and tradition, Baker delves into the careers of sought after 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 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 ideally suited 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 rules were appropriated (and misappropriated) to wildly diversified ends.
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Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture by Lee D. Baker