Skeletons in the Anthropological Closet

Skeletons in the Anthropological Closet - Anthropologists...

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Skeletons in the Anthropological Closet William S. Willis, Jr. - frog perspectives: looking upward from below - capitalism: economy provided by any means necessary Skeletons slavery (justified with a pseudo-scientific reason) anthropology enforced by power supposedly “anti-racism” tool for white rule double-standard culture as spectacle and entertainment theories were for improvement of industrialization studied dominated peoples instrument of colonial rule uses aided the control of the colonized  did not reject or attempt to end colonization pretended to be a neutral science scientific racism (pseudo-science) discouraged liberation struggles representations of others as entertainment - upheld different “good life” for colonized vs. colonizers
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Unformatted text preview: Anthropologists distort reality of colored people they studied- emerged in the wake of industrialism (tried to benefit industrial capitalism)- noble savages vs. primitive Re-inventions of Anthropology expose skeletons do more urban U.S. anthropology train more native anthropologists be accountable to people they studied debunk theories of race and culture (inferiority) help end neo-imperialism incorporate a new sensitivity History of Anthropology late 1880s: Imperialism Early ------------------------------------------------------- Recent armchair face to face retreat 2 nd hand field reflexive colonial new-colonial...
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