The 1904 Anthropology Days and Olympic Games: Sport, Race, and American Imperialism

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Dezember 2008



An interdisciplinary collection of essays that assesses the ideas about race, imperialism, and Western civilization manifested in the 1904 World's Fair and Olympic Games and shows how they are still relevant.


Introduction: Bodies before Boas, Sport before the Laughter Left (Susan Brownell); 1. A "Special Olympics": Testing Racial Strength and Endurance at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (Nancy J. Parezo); 2. The "Physical Value" of Races and Nations: Anthropology and Athletics at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (Mark Dyreson); 3. Pierre de Coubertin's Concepts of Race, Nation, and Civilization (Otto J. Schantz); 4. Anthropology Days, the Construction of Whiteness and American Imperialism in the Philippines (Gerald R. Gems); 5. "From Savagery to Civic Organization": The Non-Participation of Canadian "Indians" in the "Anthropology Days" of the 1904 St. Louis Olympic Games (Christine M. O'Bonsawin); 6. "Leav[ing] the White[s] ... Far Behind Them": The Girls from Fort Shaw (Montana) Indian School, Basketball Champions of the 1904 World's Fair (Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith); 7. Germans and Others at the "American Games": Problems of National and International Representation at the 1904 Olympics (Suzuko Mousel Knott); 8. Greece and the 1904 "American" Olympics (Alexander Kitroeff); 9. From the Anthropology Days to the Anthropological Olympics (John Bale); 10. Olympic Anthropology Days and the Progress of Exclusion: Towards an Anthropology of Democracy (Henning Eichberg); 11. The Growth of Scientific Standards from "Anthropology Days" to Present Days (Jonathan Marks); Afterword: Back to the Future (Susan Brownell)


Susan Brownell is a professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She is the author of "Training the Body for China: Sports in the Moral Order of the People's Republic" and "Beijing's Games: What the Olympics Mean to China." Contributors: John Bale, Susan Brownell, Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Gerald R. Gems, Alexander Kitroeff, Suzuko Mousel Knott, Jonathan Marks, Christine M. O'Bonsawin, Nancy J. Parezo, Linda Peavy, Otto J. Schantz, and Ursula Smith.


"Through their analyses of the 1904 Games, the authors convincingly interrogate--and connect--categories of science, sport, race, and nation at the turn of the 20th century. . . . The book will appeal to a number of audiences, including scholars interested in the histories of anthropology, museums as well as world's fairs and other forms of display, science, sport, colonialism, imperialism, and national and international movements."--Andi Johnson, "Museum Anthropology Review"--Andi Johnson "Museum Anthropology Review "
EAN: 9780803210981
ISBN: 0803210981
Untertitel: 'Critical Studies in the Histor'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2008
Seitenanzahl: 471 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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