Iam Joy Posted September 21, 2012 Report Share Posted September 21, 2012 I'd like to know how early anthropologists in the 1800s described the hunter-gathers and planes people that they studied. Did they understand them, or did they perceive them as being a different class/breed of human? Even today we still refer to tribes people as being 'primative', which I believe is wrong. So I'm wondering whether in the earlier history of anthropology the attitudes and perceptions towards so-called 'primative' peoples were far worse than today. I get the general impression that in the 1800s researchers who studied 'primative' peoples believed they were kind of 'sub-human'. I know that sometimes public displays of people were arranged; but I'm not interested in that. I want to know about the attitudes of the anthropologists and what they wrote in those times. I've done a lot of searching online without success. So I was wondering whether anyone here knows of suitable books, papers, websites where I could find this information and be able to read the actual impressions that the early anthropologists had about races and cultures other than their own. Thank you. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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