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Materials of the MindPhrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920$
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James Poskett

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226626758

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226626895.001.0001

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(p.150) Chapter 5 Periodicals
Materials of the Mind

James Poskett

University of Chicago Press

This chapter argues that phrenologists used periodicals to establish different "imagined communities", ranging from the national right through to the global. In doing so, it takes a classic argument about the relationship between science and print, but demonstrates how global history can help us rethink such issues. As case studies, this chapter examines phrenological periodicals and journals in the United States, India, and South Africa.

Keywords:   periodicals, journals, print, imagined communities, India, Africa, United States, science, phrenology

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