, Racial Science, and the Yellow Peril"
** Homework Questions **
Describe the polygenist theory of ethnology.
Describe the monogenist theory of ethnology.
What five races of man did Johann Friedrich Blumenbach identify in 1781?
Describe the conflicting theories espoused by William Lawrence and James Abernethy.
What addition to Blumenbach's theories did Lawrence make?
Explain Edward Said's concept of Orientalism.
What evidence does Mellor provide that Percy Shelley was familiar with theories of racial classification?
What evidence does Mellor provide that Mary Shelley was familiar with theories of racial classification?
In what way, according to Mellor, does Shelley's
introduce a new version of the Yellow Man?
What motivation or reasoning does Mellor offer for Shelley's decision to do so?