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African-American Pioneers in Anthropology

African-American Pioneers in Anthropology - 99 edition

African-American Pioneers in Anthropology - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780252067365

ISBN10: 0252067363

African-American Pioneers in Anthropology by Ira E. Harrison and Faye V. Harrison - ISBN 9780252067365
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
International: No
African-American Pioneers in Anthropology by Ira E. Harrison and Faye V. Harrison - ISBN 9780252067365

ISBN13: 9780252067365

ISBN10: 0252067363

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This pathbreaking collection of intellectual biographies is the first to probe the careers of thirteen early African-American anthropologists, detailing both their achievements and their struggle with the latent and sometimes blatant racism of the times. Invaluable to historians of anthropology, this collection will also be useful to readers interested in African-American studies and biography.

Author Bio

Harrison, Ira E. : University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Ira E. Harrison is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Harrison, Faye V. : University of South Carolina-Columbia

Faye V. Harrison is a professor of anthropology and graduate director of women's studies at the University of South Carolina at Columbia.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Introduction: Anthropology, African Americans, and the Emancipation of a Subjugated Knowledge 1
Faye V. Harrison and Ira E. Harrison

1. Caroline Bond Day: Pioneer Black Physical Anthropologist 37
Hubert B. Ross, Amelia Marie Adams, and Lynne Mallory Williams

2. Feminism and Black Culture in the Ethnography of Zora Neale Hurston 51
Gwendolyn Mikel

3. Louis Eugene King, the Anthropologist Who Never Was 70
Ira E. Harrison

4. Laurence Foster: Anthropologist, Scholar, and Social Advocate 85
Yolanda Moses

5. W. Montague Cobb: Physical Anthropologist, Anatomist, and Activist 101
Lesley M. Rankin-Hill and Michael L. Blakey

6. Katherine Dunham: Anthropologist, Artist, Humanist 137
Joyce Aschenbrenner

7. Ellen Irene Diggs: Coming of Age in Atlanta, Havana, and Baltimore 154
A. Lynn Bolles

8. Across Class and Culture: Allison Davis and His Works 168
Dallas L. Browne

9. St. Clair Drake: Scholar and Activist 191
Willie L. Baber

10. Arthur Huff Fauset, Campaigner for Social Justice: A Symphony of Diversity 213
Carole H. Carpenter

11. Skeletons in the Anthropological Closet: The Life and Work of William S. Willis Jr. 243
Peggy Reeves Sanday

12. Hubert B. Ross, the Anthropologist Who Was 265
Ira E. Harrison

13. The Continuing Dialogue: The Life and Work of Elliot Skinner as Exemplar of the African-American/African Dialectic 274
Cheryl Mwaria

Notes on Contributors 293