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Introducing Anthropology (Introducing...)

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Anthropology originated as the study of "primitive" cultures. But the notion of "primitive" exposes a presumption of superiority which enables anthropology to speak for "less evolved" others. Anthropology became suspect and was torn by dissent from within.

Did anthropology serve as a "handmaiden to colonialism"? Is it a "science" created by racism to prove racism? Introducing Anthropology is a fascinating account of an uncertain human science seeking to transcend its unsavory history. It traces the genesis and evolution of anthropology from the ancient Greeks to contemporary times.

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This book is a fascinating account of an uncertain human science seeking to transcend its unsavory history.

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Introducing Anthropology traces the genesis and evolution of anthropology from the ancient Greeks to contemporary times. Did anthropology serve as a 'handmaiden to colonialism'? Is it a 'science' created by racism to prove racism? Lucid in its arguments, its good humour supported by apt and witty illustrations, Introducing Anthropology is a highly accessible initiation to this widely influential subject.

Synopsis:

A fascinating account of an uncertain human science seeking to transcend its unsavoury history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781840463644
Author:
Davies, Merryl Wyn
Author:
Piero
Publisher:
Totem Books
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Introducing...
Series Volume:
150-101-686
Publication Date:
19980827
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.18 x 5.66 x 0.46 in

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"Synopsis" by , Introducing Anthropology traces the genesis and evolution of anthropology from the ancient Greeks to contemporary times. Did anthropology serve as a 'handmaiden to colonialism'? Is it a 'science' created by racism to prove racism? Lucid in its arguments, its good humour supported by apt and witty illustrations, Introducing Anthropology is a highly accessible initiation to this widely influential subject.
"Synopsis" by , A fascinating account of an uncertain human science seeking to transcend its unsavoury history.
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