Norwegian Physical Anthropology and the Idea of a Nordic Master Race.

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    • Abstract:
      Anthropologists used to consider Norway a homeland for the so-called Nordic--or Germanic--race, which many Europeans and Americans held to be a superior race. This paper deals with the rise and decline of the idea of a Nordic master race in Norwegian physical anthropology. In the 1890s this idea held a key position in anthropological research on the racial identity and origin of the Norwegian population. In the early 1930s, however, leading Norwegian anthropological authorities condemned it as pseudoscientific ideology. I show how Norwegian discussions over this issue were related to greater conflicts within the international eugenics movement, to changing relations between German and Norwegian racial anthropologists before and after the Nazi takeover in Germany, and to conflicting and changing ideas of Norwegian nationhood among Norwegian scholars. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Postdoc, Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine (Kjelsåsveien 143, 0491 Oslo, Norway)
    • ISSN:
      0011-3204
    • Accession Number:
      10.1086/662332
    • Accession Number:
      74002125
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    • ABNT:
      KYLLINGSTAD, J. R. Norwegian Physical Anthropology and the Idea of a Nordic Master Race. Current Anthropology, [s. l.], v. 53, n. Number S5, p. S46–S56, 2012. DOI 10.1086/662332. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=sih&AN=74002125. Acesso em: 24 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Kyllingstad JR. Norwegian Physical Anthropology and the Idea of a Nordic Master Race. Current Anthropology. 2012;53(Number S5):S46-S56. doi:10.1086/662332
    • APA:
      Kyllingstad, J. R. (2012). Norwegian Physical Anthropology and the Idea of a Nordic Master Race. Current Anthropology, 53(Number S5), S46–S56. https://doi.org/10.1086/662332
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kyllingstad, Jon Røyne. 2012. “Norwegian Physical Anthropology and the Idea of a Nordic Master Race.” Current Anthropology 53 (Number S5): S46–56. doi:10.1086/662332.
    • Harvard:
      Kyllingstad, J. R. (2012) ‘Norwegian Physical Anthropology and the Idea of a Nordic Master Race’, Current Anthropology, 53(Number S5), pp. S46–S56. doi: 10.1086/662332.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kyllingstad, JR 2012, ‘Norwegian Physical Anthropology and the Idea of a Nordic Master Race’, Current Anthropology, vol. 53, no. Number S5, pp. S46–S56, viewed 24 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Kyllingstad, Jon Røyne. “Norwegian Physical Anthropology and the Idea of a Nordic Master Race.” Current Anthropology, vol. 53, no. Number S5, Apr. 2012, pp. S46–S56. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1086/662332.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kyllingstad, Jon Røyne. “Norwegian Physical Anthropology and the Idea of a Nordic Master Race.” Current Anthropology 53, no. Number S5 (April 2, 2012): S46–56. doi:10.1086/662332.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kyllingstad JR. Norwegian Physical Anthropology and the Idea of a Nordic Master Race. Current Anthropology [Internet]. 2012 Apr 2 [cited 2020 Oct 24];53(Number S5):S46–56. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=sih&AN=74002125