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Boasians at War

Anthropology, Race, and World War II

Authors: Hazard, Anthony Q.

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  • Explores debates around ideas of racial and cultural difference, especially as used in political contexts
  • Expands research in the area of anthropology and race  to grapple with Boasian anthropologists in a comparative volume
  • Provides an untold history of “race” and anti-racism that combines US History, Anthropology, and African-American Studies
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This volume seeks to recover a specific historical moment within the tradition of anthropologists trained in the United States under Franz Boas, arguably the father of modern American anthropology. Focusing on Boasians Ashley Montagu, Margaret Mead, Melville Herskovits, and Ruth Benedict, Anthony Hazard highlights the extent to which the Boasians offer historicized explanations of racism that move beyond a quest to reshape only the discipline: Boasian war work pointed to the histories of chattel slavery and colonialism to theorize not just race, but the emergence of racism as both systemic and interpersonal. The realities of race that continue to plague the United States have direct ties to the anthropological work of the figures examined here, particularly within the context of the 20th-century black freedom struggle. Ultimately, Boasians at War offers a detailed glimpse of the long troubled history of the concept of race, along with the real-life realities of racism, that have carried on despite the harnessing of scientific knowledge to combat both. 

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Anthony Hazard, Jr. is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies & History at Santa Clara University, USA.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Boasians at War
Book Subtitle
Anthropology, Race, and World War II
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40882-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40882-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40881-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 261
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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