Victorian Anthropology

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 30, 1991 - Social Science - 429 pages
Stocking examines the portrayal of primitive peoples by Victorian travellers and missionaries. He shows how their attitudes towards the dark-skinned savages corresponded to their view of the proletarian masses produced by the Industrial Revolution.
 

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Contents

A Precipice in Time
3
The History of Civilization Before the Origin
110
The Darwinian Revolution and the Evolution
144
Tracing Up the Origin of Civilization
150
The Natural Development of Spiritual Culture
156
The Comparative Method and the Antiquity of Man
164
Continuity and Disjuncture in Classical Evolutionisrn
179
Victorian Cultural Ideology and the Image
186
Evolutionary Ideas and Anthropological
238
The Extinction of Paleolithic Man
274
The Historical Significance
284
Notes
331
A Note on Manuscript Sources
356
Index
411
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