anthroposociology

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EtymologyEdit

anthropo- +‎ sociology. Coined by Georges Vacher de Lapouge.

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/ˌanθrəpəsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒi/

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anthroposociology (uncountable)

  1. (dated, historical) The anthropological and sociological study of race as a means of establishing the superiority of certain peoples.
    • 1897 December 1, Georges Vacher De Lapouge, “The Fundamental Laws of Anthropo-sociology”, in Journal of Political Economy, volume 6, number 1, page 54:
      At the origin of every discovery there is usually one man of genius. The originating genius of anthropo-sociology was the Count de Gobinea. His Essai sur l'inégalité des races humains appeared in 1853-1855.
    • 1996, George W. Stocking, Volksgeist as Method and Ethic: Essays on Boasian Ethnography and the German Anthropological Tradition, page 132:
      Schwalbe was the first important anthropologist to publically declare his sympathy to anthroposociology, at the thirty-fourth Congress of the German society in 1903 — significantly, the year after Virchow's death.
    • 2003, Josep R. Llobera, The making of totalitarian thought, page 111:
      As I have hinted in the introduction, the journal's honeymoon with anthroposociology was of short duration.

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