Undreamed Shores: The Hidden Heroines of British Anthropology (Paperback)

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In the first decades of the 20th century, five women - Katherine Routledge, Maria Czaplicka, Winifred Blackman, Beatrice Blackwood and Barbara Freire-Marreco - arrived at Oxford to take the newly created Masters in Anthropology. Though their circumstances differed radically, all were intent on visiting and studying remote communities a world away from their own. Through their work, they resisted the prejudices of the male establishment, proving that women could be explorers and scientists, too. In the wastes of Siberia; in the villages and pueblos of the Nile and New Mexico; on Easter Island; and in the uncharted interior of New Guinea, they found new freedoms - yet when they returned to England, loss, madness and self-doubt awaited them.

Frances Larson's masterful group biography is a revelatory portrait of five hidden heroines of British scholarship.

About the Author

Dr Frances Larson is the author of Severed, a Sunday Times Book Of The Year, and a biography of Henry Wellcome, An Infinity of Things, a Sunday Times Book of The Year and a New Scientist Best Book of 2009. She is an honorary research fellow at the University of Oxford.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781783783342
ISBN-10: 1783783346
Publisher: Granta Books
Publication Date: May 6th, 2025
Language: English