Luxury in the Eighteenth-Century: Debates, Desires and

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His book, Spirit of the Laws, published in 1748, discussed the temperament, appearance, and government of non-European people around the world. As the primary means for human survival, culture is also grounded in how our species adapts to our physical and social environments. Includes ethnology and anthropological linguistics. The book is also a polemic, examining the issue from just one point of view; the author begins it convinced of the existence and importance of biological races, discounts any arguments made against the concept, and ends the book with, again, the conclusion that white men (and so presumably white boys) can’t jump.

Pages: 280

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2003 edition (March 19, 2003)

ISBN: 0333963822

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