“Persuasive and thought-provoking, Undisciplined argues against overly simplistic accounts of the work of modern science in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With dazzling archival work, Nihad M. Farooq examines the sometimes-playful and often-sobering negotiations of those who were being studied as they returned the gaze of—and spoke back to—their Western observers. Engaging with histories of slavery, colonialism, and diaspora, Farooq makes a compelling case for the centrality of race within the emergent sciences of evolutionary biology and anthropology.”
—Jane Thrailkill, author of Affecting Fictions: Mind, Body, and Emotion in American Literary Realism
“This work would serve as a worthwhile addition to courses or reading lists on the history of science, anthropology, literature, and citizenship in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.”
—Civil War Book Review
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