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Anthropology, Nationalism and Colonialism
Mendes Correia and the Porto School of Anthropology
Patrícia Ferraz de Matos
372 pages, 19 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-875-1 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Published (March 2023)
eISBN 978-1-80073-876-8 eBook
A major contribution to the history of European anthropology, this book highlights the Porto School of Anthropology and analyses the work of its main mentor, Mendes Correia (1888-1960). It goes beyond a Portuguese focus to present a wider comparative analysis in which the colonial empire, knowledge of origins, ethnic identity and cultural practices all receive special attention. The analysis takes into account the fact that nationalism, as associated with an ethno-racial paradigm, decisively influenced discourse and scientific and political practices.
Patrícia Ferraz de Matos is a research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. She is associate editor of the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures (2020-2024), convener of the Europeanist Network of EASA (2020-2024) and deputy director of the journal Análise Social (2021-2024). She is the author of The Colours of the Empire (Berghahn Books, 2013).
Subject: Anthropology (General)Colonial HistoryPolitical and Economic Anthropology
Area: Southern Europe
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