Doing Anthropology in Wartime and War Zones: World War I and the Cultural Sciences in Europe

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World War I marks a well-known turning point in anthropology, and this volume is the first to examine the variety of forms it took in Europe. Distinct national traditions emerged and institutes were founded, partly due to collaborations with the military. Researchers in the cultural sciences used war zones to gain access to informants: prisoner-of-war and refugee camps, occupied territories, even the front lines. Anthropologists tailored their inquiries to aid the war effort, contributed to interpretations of the war as a ...

Doing Anthropology in Wartime and War Zones: World War I and the Cultural Sciences in Europe 2010, Transcript Verlag

ISBN-13: 9783837614220

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