Furthermore, this quantity demands a extra nuanced figuring out of Germany's status in postcolonial reports. unlike the present view of German imperialism as a right away precursor to Nazi atrocities, this quantity proposes a key perception that is going to the guts of German historiography: there is not any transparent trajectory to be drawn from the complicated ideologies of imperial anthropology to the race technology embraced by way of the Nazis. rather than counting on a nineteenth-century reason for twentieth-century crimes, this quantity finally illuminates German ethnology and anthropology as neighborhood phenomena, most sensible approached when it comes to their very own worldly provincialism.
H. Glenn Penny is Assistant Professor of background on the college of Missouri, Kansas City.
Matti Bunzl Assistant Professor of Anthropology and heritage on the college of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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