- New York : The Free Press, 1991
- xvii, 429 p. ; ill 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In this fascinating and erudite work, George Stocking, America's most renowned historian of anthropology, probes the Victorian origins of contemporary thought on human social and cultural evolution. George Stocking examines the portrayal of primitive peoples by Victorian travellers and missionaries. He shows how their attitudes towards the dark-skinned savages corresponded to their view of the proletarian masses produced by the Industrial Revolution.
Anthropology History Ethnology Great Britain Social evolution Popular culture American Indians Associationism British Empire Catholicism Cultural idealism Darwinian method Diffusionism Ethnocentrism Evolutionism French progressivist German thought Human nature Industrial revolution London Monogemism Natural theology Polygemism Primitive society Racialism Savage Sociocultural evolution Totemism Village community Migration