Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Terms of the Day for October 14

  • Ethnology – the branch of anthropology that compares and analyzes the origins, distribution, technology, religion, language, and social structure of the ethnic, racial, and/or national divisions of humanity.  During Victorian imperialism, this science was used to classify certain ethnicities as “primitive” and “inferior” to whites and in need of white social control.
  • Darky Iconography – a term which refers to overly cartoonish and highly stereotypical depictions of African Americans in the late 19th and into the 20th centuries often used for mass-market items and in literature.

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