Anthropology emerged in Germany as a modernist critique of traditional academic humanism in a moment of transformation marked by the rise of imperialism, mass culture, and natural science. Throughout much of the nineteenth century, humanism had been a hegemonic discourse in Germany, shaping both scholarly knowledge and political identity. However, the end of the nineteenth century saw profound challenges to the primacy of the university as a location for producing scientific knowledge, textual interpretation as a method for creating knowledge, and the European self as an object of knowledge. Anthropology was both a product and a producer of this shift in the human sciences in Germany. The most important determinant of this shift was the intensification of imperialism in the last third of the nineteenth century.
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