The coexistence of race and anti-racism in Geoffrey Morant’s anti-Nazi anthropology

As the Nazi party rose to power in 1930s Germany, anthropologists in both England and the United States struggled to respond to Hitler’s theories of pure races, Aryan-Nordic ascendancy, and the threat of racial mixing. Though most anthropologists saw the ideology as “nonsense,” there was little consensus in the field on the definition of race and many scholars did not voice their opposition, hoping to keep science and politics separate.  Read More 

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