The 1904 anthropology days and Olympic games : sport, race, and American imperialism

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  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-449) and index.


  • Introduction : bodies before Boas, sport before the laughter left / Susan Brownell -- A "special Olympics" : testing racial strength and endurance at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition / Nancy J. Parezo -- The "physical value" of races and nations : anthropology and athletics at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition / Mark Dyreson -- Pierre de Coubertin's concepts of race, nation, and civilization / Otto J. Schantz -- Anthropology days, the construction of whiteness, and American imperialism in the Philippines / Gerald R. Gems -- "From savagery to civic organization" : the nonparticipation of Canadian Indians in the anthropology days of the 1904 St. Louis Olympic Games / Christine M. O'Bonsawin -- "Leav(ing) the white(s) - far behind them" : the girls from Fort Shaw (Montana) Indian School, basketball champions of the 1904 World's Fair / Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith -- Germans and others at the "American games" : problems of national and international representation at the 1904 Olympics / Suzuko Mousel Knott -- Greece and the 1904 "American" Olympics / Alexander Kitroeff -- From the anthropology days to the anthropological Olympics / John Bale -- Olympic anthropology days and the progress of exclusion : toward an anthropology of democracy / Henning Eichberg -- The growth of scientific standards from anthropology days to present days / Jonathan Marks -- Afterword : back to the future / Susan Brownell
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