The Netherlands ruled the Dutch East Indies at a time when Europeans were fascinated with the science of race and the relationship between races. In this study Sysling uses both published works and private papers to unearth what anthropologists and others were up to as they attempted to impose preconceived ideas of race on the situation they found in throughout the archipelago. Very often those ideas were not supported by reality. So adaptations had to be made and new theories produced, which very often floundered as well. 305 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page.
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Published by NUS Press, Singapore, 2017.