Doing Anthropology in Wartime and War Zones

World War I and the Cultural Sciences in Europe

World War I marks a well-known turning point in anthropology, and this volume is the first to examine the variety of forms it took in Europe. Distinct national traditions emerged and institutes were founded, partly due to collaborations with the military. Researchers in the cultural sciences used war zones to gain access to »informants«: prisoner-of-war and refugee camps, occupied territories, even the front lines. Anthropologists tailored their inquiries to aid the war effort, contributed to interpretations of the war as a »struggle« between »races«, and assessed the »warlike« nature of the Balkan region, whose crises were key to the outbreak of the Great War.

Overview Chapters

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 6
  2. Contents

    Seiten 7 - 8
  3. "A Time Like No Other": The Impact of the Great War on European Anthropology

    Seiten 9 - 26
  4. Continuity and Change in British Anthropology, 1914-1919

    Seiten 29 - 46
  5. Doing Anthropology in Russian Military Uniform

    Seiten 47 - 74
  6. Wartime Folklore: Italian Anthropology and the First World War

    Seiten 75 - 98
  7. Science behind the Lines: The Effects of World War I on Anthropology in Germany

    Seiten 99 - 122
  8. Laboratory Conditions: German-Speaking Volkskunde and the Great War

    Seiten 123 - 140
  9. "Betwixt and Between": Physical Anthropology in Bulgaria and Serbia until the End of the First World War

    Seiten 141 - 166
  10. Swords into Souvenirs: Bosnian Arts and Crafts under Habsburg Administration

    Seiten 169 - 190
  11. The Experience of Borders: Montenegrin Tribesmen at War

    Seiten 191 - 206
  12. Austro-Hungarian Volkskunde at War: Scientists on Ethnographic Mission in World War I

    Seiten 207 - 230
  13. Large-Scale Anthropological Surveys in Austria-Hungary, 1871-1918

    Seiten 233 - 254
  14. Jews among the Peoples: Visual Archives in German Prison Camps during the Great War

    Seiten 255 - 278
  15. Captive Voices: Phonographic Recordings in the German and Austrian Prisoner-of-War Camps of World War I

    Seiten 279 - 310
  16. AfterMath: Anthropological Data from Prisoner-of-War Camps

    Seiten 311 - 336
  17. Ethnographic Films from Prisoner-of-War Camps and the Aesthetics of Early Cinema

    Seiten 337 - 352
  18. After the Great War: National Reconfigurations of Anthropology in Late Colonial Times

    Seiten 355 - 380
  19. List of Contributors

    Seiten 381 - 386
  20. Name Index

    Seiten 387 - 394
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2010-10-11, 394 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-1422-0

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»[The] combination of carefully developed specific points of research and thorough reexamination of paradigmatic theoretical models should make this volume an indispensable reading and an important point of reference for years to come.«
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Book title
Doing Anthropology in Wartime and War Zones World War I and the Cultural Sciences in Europe
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Kultur, Wissenschaft
Anthropology, Ethnology, History
Anthropology, War, World War I, History, Europe, Culture, Science, European History, History of Science, Cultural History, History of the 20th Century

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