Histories of American Physical Anthropology in the Twentieth Century

Histories of American Physical Anthropology in the Twentieth Century

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by Michael A. Little
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739135120

ISBN-13: 9780739135129

Pub. Date: 10/11/2010

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Histories of American Physical Anthropology in the Twentieth Century chronicles the history of physical anthropology_or, as it is now known, biological anthropology_from its professional origins in the late 1800 up to its modern transformation in the late 1900s. In this edited volume, 13 contributors trace the development of people, ideas, traditions, and

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Histories of American Physical Anthropology in the Twentieth Century chronicles the history of physical anthropology_or, as it is now known, biological anthropology_from its professional origins in the late 1800 up to its modern transformation in the late 1900s. In this edited volume, 13 contributors trace the development of people, ideas, traditions, and organizations that contributed to the advancement of this branch of anthropology that focuses today on human variation and human evolution. Designed for upper level undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional biological anthropologists, this book provides a brief and accessible history of the biobehavioral side of anthropology in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739135129
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
10/11/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
896,072
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Contributors to the Volume xi

Chapter 1 Introduction to the History of American Physical Anthropology Michael A. Little Kenneth A. R. Kennedy 1

Chapter 2 "Physical" Anthropology at the Turn of the Last Century C. Loring Brace 25

Chapter 3 Franz Boas's Place in American Physical Anthropology and Its Institutions Michael A. Little 55

Chapter 4 Aleš Hrdlicka and the Founding of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology: 1918 Donald J. Ortner 87

Chapter 5 Principal Figures in Early 20th-Century Physical Anthropology: With Special Treatment of Forensic Anthropology Kenneth A. R. Kennedy 105

Chapter 6 The Founding of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists: 1930 Emoke J. E. Szathmáry 127

Chapter 7 Principal Figures in Physical Anthropology Before and During World War II Eugene Giles 141

Chapter 8 The Immediate Postwar Years: The Yearbook of Physical Anthropology and the Summer Seminars Michael A. Little Bernice A. Kaplan 155

Chapter 9 Sherwood L. Washburn and "The New Physical Anthropology" William A. Stini 173

Chapter 10 The Two 20th-Century Crises of Racial Anthropology Jonathan Marks 187

Chapter 11 Race and the Conflicts within the Profession of Physical Anthropology During the 1950s and 1960s John H. Relethford 207

Chapter 12 75 Years of the Annual Meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 1930-2004 Kaye Brown Matt Cartmill 221

Chapter 13 Description, Hypothesis Testing, and Conceptual Advances in Physical Anthropology: Have We Moved On" Clark Spencer Larsen 233

Appendix 243

Index 249

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