Phrenology, Physical Anthropology and Ethnology: Nineteenth-Century Race Science and the Foundations of Eurocentrism
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College of Liberal Arts
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BA in History
Matthew Hopper, College of Liberal Arts, History Department
This paper explores phrenology, physical anthropology, and ethnology--each a nineteenth-century scientific discipline that significantly influenced racial beliefs. These sciences were integral in forming and perpetuating racial hierarchies and the belief of perceived European superiority. The main goal of this project was to deconstruct the European superiority narrative, and to argue that these disciplines created a network of continued racism.