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African-American Pioneers in Anthropology

by Ira E. Harrison

African-American Pioneers in Anthropology Synopsis

This pathbreaking collection of intellectual biographies is the first to probe the careers of thirteen early African-American anthropologists, detailing both their achievements and their struggle with the latent and sometimes blatant racism of the times. Invaluable to historians of anthropology, this collection will also be useful to readers interested in African-American studies and biography.

African-American Pioneers in Anthropology Press Reviews

An invaluable volume that documents the courage, strength, and fortitude of the first African American scholars to explore the discursive terrain of anthropology... A veritable treasure trove that every anthropologist needs on the shelf... Put this book on your syllabus if you want to address the major theoretical developments and the legacy of racism and sexism and contributions to anthropology made by women and people of color. -- Lee D. Baker, American Anthropologist

Book Information

ISBN: 9780252067365
Publication date: 1st November 1998
Author: Ira E. Harrison
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Biography: general, Anthropology,

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