Islands in the Pacific: Darwinian Biogeography and British Anthropology

American Ethnologist 23 (3) (1996)
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The intellectual lineage of the island model particularly associated with British functionalism is traced to Darwinian biogeography, from which it was abstracted in the 1920s; at that time both the patronage structure and the intellectual ecology of the discipline altered fundamentally. Darwinian biogeography itself is grounded in its sociohistorical context—in the problem of acclimatization raised by human population movements, particularly those associated with colonialism.



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