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Undreamed Shores

The Hidden Heroines of British Anthropology

Dr Frances Larson

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The extraordinary true story of five women who met in Oxford at the dawn of the 20th century, and set out to explore the furthest reaches of the known world
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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.
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Book publisherGranta Books
Publication date4 Mar 2021
FormatHardback
Pages352
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