anthro lec1 - History of anthropology:European context...

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History of anthropology:European context Western Europe in the 19 th century: Colonialism linked to capitalism and industrial revolution Colonialism and industrial revolution. Europenas interested in finding new markets for their manufactured goods. And new sources of raw materials for factories. Enlightenment, rational way of knowing, science, including anthropology. Sense that we could know world objectively through science, instead of religion. Abolition movement, debates and conflict whether Africans should be enslaves relation between Europeans and non-western We refer to anthropology as the Handmaiden of colonialism , anthropologists important park of knowing and controller on non European peoples, discipline developed as study of non western people; central in development of scientific racism and theory of social evolutionism . And they could evolve into cinviilization with the whitemans help Popular counterpart of social evolutionism is notion of “white mans burden” *On test, anthropology is handmaiden of colonialism because they wrote
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course ANTHRO 101 taught by Professor Hayes during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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