AN100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: James George Frazer, Franz Boas, Scientific Racism

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Interest in other cultures proceeded the scientific phase: anthropologists and those who were interested in other cultures were separated in the past, 19th century evolutionists, henry morgan, james taylor, james frazer and franz boas (father of american. "anthropology was the outcome of a process which has made the larger part of mankind subservient to the other" (levi-strauss) Ideological justification, scientific racism, race concept, theory of evolution. "anthropology is the science of culture seen from outside: must be an outsider to objectively observe and research a culture. "objective outsider: maintain a distance to remain objective. "snap shot of a culture: privilege is given to western anthropologists. "the handmaiden of colonialism: type of "applied colonialism, how to rule better, anthropologists were participants as colonial advisers and researchers to fulfill the "colonial project" Scientific colonialism: exploited difference for study and knowledge construction, theories and concepts, confirmed superiority of western civilization, professional advancement.

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