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African-American Pioneers in Anthropology by Ira E. Harrison

African-American Pioneers in Anthropology


African-American Pioneers in Anthropology by Ira E. Harrison

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.


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

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Publication date

1st November 1998


Ira E. Harrison

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University of Illinois Press


304 pages


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