Matthew Arnold the Ethnologist

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ISBN 978-0-8101-3838-4
Publication Date
October 2018
Page Count
248 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Matthew Arnold the Ethnologist

Frederic E. Faverty

Matthew Arnold the Ethnologist, originally published in 1951, makes the original argument that the renowned English critic Matthew Arnold contributed to the climate of “racialism” current during his lifetime. Frederic E. Faverty shows that in his essays on national character, Arnold used anthropological concepts of race and language, albeit inconsistently. Faverty’s critique of Arnold draws particular attention to the lack of a specifically cultural (rather than racial) analysis of the type pioneered by his contemporary Edward Burnett Tylor.
About the Author

FREDERIC E. FAVERTY (1902 - 1981) received his Ph.D. in 1930 from Harvard University. He was an English professor at Northwestern University 1930 from 1971.