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Homo imperii : a history of physical anthropology in Russia / Marina Mogilner.

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Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013]

Physical description

xiv, 486 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.


Revised version of the work originally published in Russian under title: Homo imperii: istori︠︡ia fizicheskoĭ antropologii v Rossii (konet︠s︡ XIX--nachalo XX veka). ©2008.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-471) and index.


Introduction: the science of imperial modernity -- Part 1. Paradoxes of institutionalization. Academic genealogy and social contexts of the "atypical science" ; Anthropology as a "regular science" : kafedra ; Anthropology as a network science : society -- Part 2. The liberal anthropology of imperial diversity : apolitical politics. Aleksei Ivanovskii's anthropological classification of the family of "racial relatives" ; "Russians" in the language of liberal anthropology ; Dmitrii Anuchin's liberal anthropology -- Part 3. Anthropology of Russian imperial nationalism. Ivan Sikorsky and his "imperial situation" ; Academic racism and "Russian national science" -- Part 4. Anthropology of Russian multinationalism. The space between "empire" and "nation" ; "Jewish physiognomy", the "Jewish question", and Russian race science between inclusion and exclusion ; A "dysfunctional" colonial anthropology of imperial brains -- Part 5. Russian military anthropology : from army-as-empire to army-as-nation. Military mobilization of diversity studies ; The imperial army through national lenses ; Nation instead of empire -- Part 6. Race and social imagination. The discovery of population politics and sociobiological discourses in Russia ; Meticization as modernization, or the sociobiological utopias of Ivan Ivanovich Pantiukhov ; The criminal anthropology of imperial society -- Conclusion : did Russian physical anthropology become soviet?


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