9780226626758-022662675X-Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920

Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920

ISBN-13: 9780226626758
ISBN-10: 022662675X
Edition: First
Author: Poskett, James
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover 373 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226626758
ISBN-10: 022662675X
Edition: First
Author: Poskett, James
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover 373 pages

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Acknowledged authors Poskett, James wrote Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920 comprising 373 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022662675X and 9780226626758. Since then Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Phrenology was the most popular mental science of the Victorian age. From American senators to Indian social reformers, this new mental science found supporters around the globe. Materials of the Mind tells the story of how phrenology changed the world—and how the world changed phrenology.

This is a story of skulls from the Arctic, plaster casts from Haiti, books from Bengal, and letters from the Pacific. Drawing on far-flung museum and archival collections, and addressing sources in six different languages, Materials of the Mind is an impressively innovative account of science in the nineteenth century as part of global history. It shows how the circulation of material culture underpinned the emergence of a new materialist philosophy of the mind, while also demonstrating how a global approach to history can help us reassess issues such as race, technology, and politics today.

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