Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press | ISBN 10: 0226222683 | 2010 | PDF | 312 pages | 10.7 MB
Between 1914 and 1918, German anthropologists conducted their work in the midst of full-scale war. The discipline was relatively new in German academia when World War I broke out, and, as Andrew D. Evans reveals in this illuminating book, its development was profoundly altered by the conflict. As the war shaped the institutional, ideological, and physical environment for anthropological work, the discipline turned its back on its liberal roots and became a nationalist endeavor primarily concerned with scientific studies of race.