Victorian Anthropology (Paperback)

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In this fascinating and erudite work, George Stocking, America's most renowned historian of anthropology, probes the Victorian origins of contemporary thought on human social and cultural evolution.

George Stocking examines the portrayal of primitive peoples by Victorian travellers and missionaries. He shows how their attitudes towards the dark-skinned savages corresponded to their view of the proletarian masses produced by the Industrial Revolution.

About the Author


George W. Stocking Jr. was a scholar noted for his scholarship on the history of anthropology.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780029315514
ISBN-10: 0029315514
Publisher: Free Press
Publication Date: September 30th, 1991
Pages: 448
Language: English