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l’Anthropologie Criminelle

Browsing through BoingBoing today I noticed a reference to the Archives d’Anthropologie Criminelle. Looking around I discovered that the entire contents of the journal l’Anthropologie Criminelle from 1886 to 1914 have been scanned and made available online. Here is a direct link to the archives.

My French isn’t very good, but I have an interest in this topic as part of the pre-history for British colonial ethnography in South Asia. If you know anything about this journal, or its founder, Alexandre Lacassagne, please share in the comments.

2 thoughts on “l’Anthropologie Criminelle

  1. On Lacassagne, you might check John Tagg, The Burden of Representation. Essays on Photographies and Histories, and perhaps Allan Sekula, “The Body in the Archive” — I don’t Sekula at hand but I’m pretty certain that he also discusses the French school of criminology.

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