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Anthropology, Nationalism and Colonialism: Mendes Correia and the Porto School of Anthropology

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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 / Not Yet Published (March 2023)

eISBN 978-1-80073-876-8 eBook Not Yet Published

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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 Correira (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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