The Resource The myth of the noble savage, Ter Ellingson

The myth of the noble savage, Ter Ellingson

Label
The myth of the noble savage
Title
The myth of the noble savage
Statement of responsibility
Ter Ellingson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The myth of the Noble Savage, in this important and original study, is an altogether different myth from the one defended or debunked by others over the years. That the concept of the Noble Savage was first invented by Rousseau in the mid-eighteenth century in order to glorify the "natural" life is easily refuted. The myth that persists is that there was ever, at any time, widespread belief in the nobility of savages. The fact is, as the author shows, the humanist eighteenth century actually avoided the term because of its association with the feudalist-colonialist mentality that had spawned it 150 years earlier".--BOOKJACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
301/.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
GN33
LC item number
.E44 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The myth of the noble savage, Ter Ellingson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-423) and index
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  • zbnus
  • glg
Contents
Colonialism, savages, and terrorism -- Lescarbot's noble savage and anthropological science -- Poetic nobility: Dryden, heroism and savages -- The noble savage myth and travel-ethnographic literature -- Savages and the philosophical travelers -- Rousseau's critique of anthropological representations -- The ethnographic savage from Rousseau to Morgan -- Scientists, the ultimate savage, and the beast within -- Philosophers and savages -- Participant observation and the picturesque savage -- Popular views of the savage -- The politics of savagery -- Race, mythmaking, and the crisis in ethnology -- Hunt's racist anthropology -- The Hunt-Crawfurd alliance -- The coup of 1858-1860 -- The myth of the noble savage -- Crawfurd and the breakup of the racist alliance -- Crawfurd, Darwin, and the 'missing link' -- The noble savage and the world wide web -- The ecologically noble savage -- The Makah whale hunt of 1999
Control code
000021247612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 445 p.
Isbn
9780520226104
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
99059341
Other physical details
ill., ports.
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.b3234479x
System control number
  • 21247612lw
  • (OCoLC)42960588

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