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Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany

Andrew D. Evans


Between 1914 and 1918, German anthropologists conducted their work in the midst of full-scale war. The discipline was relatively new in German academia when World War I broke out, and, as this book reveals, its development was profoundly altered by the conflict. As the war shaped the institutional, ideological, and physical environment for anthropological work, the discipline turned its back on its liberal roots and became a nationalist endeavor primarily concerned with scientific studies of race. Combining intellectual and cultural history with the history of science, this book examines both ... More

Keywords: anthropology, conflict, race, prisoner of war, Germany, racial studies, wartime nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226222677
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226222691.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew D. Evans, author