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Exposer l'Humanité: Race, Ethnologie et Empire en France (1850-1950) [Exhibiting Humanity: Race, Ethnology and Empire in France (1850-1950)]

Series: Collection Archives Volume: 21

By: Alice L Conklin (Author), Tzvetan Todorov (Foreword By)

541 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Paperback | Oct 2015 | #226791 | ISBN-13: 9782856537732
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NHBS Price: £30.99 $38/€35 approx

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Exposer l'Humanité provides the first full account of French anthropology as an academic discipline, with a special emphasis on the late Third Republic and Vichy. It demonstrates how entangled the scientific notions of race and culture were from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, and investigates the role that two generations of professionalizing anthropologists – and their museums – played in enabling modern racism and anti-racism. Alice Conklin thus offers new insight into the thorny relationship between science, society, and empire at the high water mark of French imperialism and European fascism.

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