By Lee D. Baker
Baker argues that the concept 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 suggestion of race ultimately used to confront “the Negro challenge” within the 20th century. As he explores the consequences of anthropology’s assorted ways to African americans and local americans, and the field’s diversified yet overlapping theories of race and tradition, Baker delves into the careers of well-known 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 govt entities from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the preferrred courtroom. In Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture, Baker tells how anthropology has either answered to and assisted in shaping rules approximately race and tradition within the usa, and the way its principles were appropriated (and misappropriated) to wildly diverse ends.
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Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture by Lee D. Baker