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Author De Paolo, Charles, 1950-

Title The ethnography of Charles Darwin : a study of his writings on Aboriginal peoples / Charles De Paolo

Publ Info Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., Publishers, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  GN380 .D4 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript v, 210 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-204) and index
Contents Precursors and analogues -- Humboldt's critical ethnology -- Malthus' theological demography -- King and Fitzroy in Tierra del Fuego -- A voyage to humanity -- Slavery in South America -- Fitzroy and Darwin in Tierra del Fuego -- The "barbarians" of Argentina -- "The mysterious agency": Darwin in the south seas -- The making of Humboldt's ethnology -- The post-voyage ethnology -- Allied kingdoms, 1836 to 1870 -- Natural selection: the bio-ethical dilemma -- Transportation and census -- Descent as synthesis
Note "This book attempts to reconcile the prevailing dual visions of Darwin as racist and as humanitarian. By consolidating Darwin's fragmentary ethnographic writings, the text charts his switch from early resignation regarding the victimization of native tribes to advocacy for their plight on the basis of demographic, biological, and behavioral evidence"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Political and social views
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Criticism and interpretation
Indigenous peoples -- Public opinion
Human evolution -- Philosophy
Racism in anthropology
ISBN 9780786448777 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0786448776 (pbk. : alk. paper)