Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany

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With the rise of imperialism, the centuries-old European tradition of humanist scholarship as the key to understanding the world was jeopardized. Nowhere was this more true than in nineteenth-century Germany. It was there, Andrew Zimmerman argues, that the battle lines of today's "culture wars" were first drawn when anthropology challenged humanism as a basis for human scientific knowledge. Drawing on sources ranging from scientific papers and government correspondence to photographs, pamphlets, and police reports of ...

Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226983424

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Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226983417

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