By Henrika Kuklick
A brand new background of Anthropology collects unique writings from pre-eminent students to create a cosmopolitan yet obtainable advisor to the improvement of the sphere.
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In a sentence announcing that he had found “very many islands,” he went on to state that he had taken possession of all of them for their majesties by proclamation and by unfurling of the royal standard (Columbus 1968: 191). He went forward, he dispatched men, and he failed to find cities and towns, but he found much that inspired wonder. ” In particular, the island he named Española was an earthly paradise. The people “all go naked, men and women, as their mothers bore them,” a description that makes them neither wild nor sexually charged, but the embodiment of a prelapsarian innocence, comparable to the original human couple frolicking in paradise before the Fall.
One should note that the consequences of administrators’ efforts to maintain or enlarge the size of their institutions’ student populations have not been all negative. Campaigns to enroll persons beyond normal student age and with backgrounds different from institutions’ usual recruitment bases create more stimulating learning environments. And consider the coeducation movements of the late nineteenth century and the end of the twentieth century. At both times, all-male institutions opened their doors to women because the size of the cohorts of males available for recruitment as students were relatively small; decisions made for economic reasons contributed to the growth of women graduates’ demands for greater recognition of their talents and accomplishments.
Powell’s geological outlook was consistent with his interest in the cultural practices of the Ute and Shoshone, whose simple technology produced a living from the desert. Although the BAE ethnologists were trained in fields ranging from geology to journalism to theology, they quickly set new standards for scientific research. Powell was able to amass a database for understanding the American Indian by eliciting information from (usually unpaid) amateurs who were in contact with Indians, supplementing their labors with fieldwork by his permanent staff.