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Unformatted text preview: ANT 111 (12/5) 19:15 Making Anthropologies From Collecting Cultures to Connecting Worlds Collecting cultures The naturalist tradition A second Columbus If Columbus stood for the discovery of riches leading to servitude, Humbolt stood for for the discovery of knowledge leading to liberation…He was the “enlightened….. On the Orinoco Boiling points Everywhere humbolt wnet he took the temerature of the social as well as the natural climate and he found it near the boiling point The ceroles he visited and worked with were, as he reported, restless and angry under colonial rule, and would soon claim their own independence, their own self-governed future. And if African slaves and the “cooper…. The web of empire Darwin may have been alone in some literal manner, a solitary naturalism pursuing his individual researches but he travelled along the strands of a well-organised web of...
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