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Race, Culture and Evolution: Essays in the History of Anthropology

Stocking, George W.

Editore: Free Press, 1969
ISBN 10: 0029315301 / ISBN 13: 9780029315309
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Titolo: Race, Culture and Evolution: Essays in the ...

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Data di pubblicazione: 1969

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Riassunto: "We have, at long last, a real historian with real historical skills and no intra-professional ax to grind. . . . All these pieces show the virtues one finds missing in . . . nearly all of anthropological history work but [Stocking's]: extensive and critical use of archival sources, tracing of real rather than merely plausible intellectual connections, and contextualization of ideas and movements in terms of broader social and cultural currents. Stocking writes very clearly; attacks important topics?race and evolution, the influence of scientism, the interaction between anthropology and other disciplines; and is methodologically very sophisticated. Though his main theme is the development of racialism and of opposition to it, his book bears on a range of issues very much alive in anthropology. . . . I would think no apprentice anthropologist ought to be pronounced a journeyman until he or she has absorbed what Stocking has to say."?Clifford Geertz, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

L'autore: George W. Stocking, Jr., is Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Committee on Conceptual Foundations of Science at the University of Chicago.

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