Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in by Andrew D. Evans PDF

By Andrew D. Evans

Between 1914 and 1918, German anthropologists performed their paintings in the course of full-scale conflict. The self-discipline was once particularly new in German academia whilst international battle I broke out, and, as Andrew D. Evans finds during this illuminating publication, its improvement was once profoundly altered by way of the clash. because the battle formed the institutional, ideological, and actual setting for anthropological paintings, the self-discipline became its again on its liberal roots and have become a nationalist activity basically thinking about medical reports of race.

Combining highbrow and cultural historical past with the background of technological know-how, Anthropology at War examines either the origins and results of this shift. Evans locates its roots within the choice to permit scientists entry to prisoner-of-war camps, which caused them to concentration their study on racial reviews of the captives. stuck up in wartime nationalism, a brand new new release of anthropologists started to painting the country’s political enemies as racially varied. After the battle ended, the significance put on racial conceptions and different types continued, paving the best way for the politicization of medical inquiry within the years of the ascendancy of nationwide Socialism.

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