Histories of American Physical Anthropology in the Twentieth Century (Google eBook)

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Michael A. Little, Kenneth A. R. Kennedy
Rowman & Littlefield, Dec 23, 2009 - Social Science - 272 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Chapter 01 Introduction to the History of American Physical Anthropology
1
Chapter 02 Physical Anthropology at the Turn of the Last Century
25
Chapter 03 Franz Boass Place in American Physical Anthropology and Its Institutions
55
1918
87
With Special Treatment of Forensic Anthropology
105
1930
127
Chapter 07 Principal Figures in Physical Anthropology Before and During World War II
141
The Yearbook of Physical Anthropology and the Summer Seminars
155
Chapter 09 Sherwood L Washburn and The New Physical Anthropology
173
Chapter 10 The Two 20thCentury Crises of Racial Anthropology
187
Chapter 11 Race and the Conflicts within the Profession of Physical Anthropology During the 1950s and 1960s
207
Chapter 12 75 Years of the Annual Meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 19302004
221
Have We Moved On?
233
Development of PhysicalBiological Anthropology Historical Timeline
243
Index
249
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Michael A. Little is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Kenneth A. R. Kennedy is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University.

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