Anthropology and Colonialism in Asia: Comparative and by Jan van Bremen,Akitoshi Shimizu

By Jan van Bremen,Akitoshi Shimizu

For a time it used to be virtually a cliche to claim that anthropology used to be a handmaiden of colonialism - in which used to be frequently intended 'Western' colonialism. And this insinuation used to be assumed to one way or the other weaken the theoretical claims of anthropology and its fieldwork achievements.
What this assortment demonstrates is that colonialism was once not just a Western phenomenon, yet 'Eastern' in addition. And that eastern or chinese language anthropologists have been additionally engaged in learning topic peoples.
But at any place they have been and whoever they have been anthropologists continuously had a fancy and troublesome courting with the colonial kingdom. The latter observed a few anthropologists' sympathy for 'the natives' as a hazard, whereas nevertheless anthropological wisdom was once used for the educational of colonial officials.
The impression of the colonial scenario at the formation of anthropological theories is a crucial if no longer simply spoke back query, and the comparability of stories in Asia provided during this publication additional is helping to light up this advanced relationship.

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