The history of transdisciplinary race classification: methods, politics and institutions, 1840s–1940s

  title={The history of transdisciplinary race classification: methods, politics and institutions, 1840s–1940s},
  author={Richard G P Mcmahon},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  pages={41 - 67}
  • Richard G P Mcmahon
  • Published 8 February 2018
  • History
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
Abstract A recently blossoming historiographical literature recognizes that physical anthropologists allied with scholars of diverse aspects of society and history to racially classify European peoples over a period of about a hundred years. They created three successive race classification coalitions – ethnology, from around 1840; anthropology, from the 1850s; and interwar raciology – each of which successively disintegrated. The present genealogical study argues that representing these… 
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