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Sombre faces: Race and nation-building in the institutionalization of Czech physical anthropology (1890s–1920s) (2020)


This paper examines the complex relationship between nation building and science of race by tracing the development of Czech physical anthropology before and after WWI. I am particularly interested in the shifting epistemologies of race as part of the political economy of knowledge and its transformations in the changing historical circumstances marked by nationalism. My argument pinpoints the ambivalence of racial theory, employed by Czech physical anthropologists, as both the precondition and product of the complex interplay between science, politics and popular culture in the early twentieth-century post-/Habsburg territories.Abbreviations: ANM (Archiv Národního muzea): Archive of the National Museum, Prague; AUK (Archiv University Karlovy): Archive of Charles University, Prague

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Authors & Contributors
Evans, Andrew David
Jankowski, Paul
Conrad, Peter
Regal, Brian
Maiocchi, Roberto
Manias, Chris
Physis: Rivista Intemazionale di Storia della Scienza
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Acta Historica Leopoldina
History of the Human Sciences
Journal of Women's History
University of Chicago Press
Edinburgh University Press
Brandeis University
Open Book Publishers
World War I
Science and race
Physical anthropology
Science and politics
Osborn, Henry Fairfield
Quatrefages de Bréau, Jean Louis Armand de
Wien, Wilhelm
Darwin, Charles Robert
Gobineau, Joseph Arthur Comte de
Bagehot, Walter
Great Britain
United States
Prussia (Germany)
20th century, early
19th century
20th century, late

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