Who is Ashley Montagu?

  • (noun): United States anthropologist (born in England) who popularized anthropology (1905-).
    Synonyms: Montagu

Ashley Montagu

Montague Francis Ashley-Montagu (born Israel Ehrenberg on June 28, 1905, London, England - died November 26, 1999, Princeton, New Jersey, United States) was a British-American anthropologist and humanist, of Jewish ancestry, who popularized topics such as race and gender and their relation to politics and development. He was the rapporteur (appointed investigator), in 1950, for the UNESCO statement The Race Question. As a young man he changed his name to "Montague Francis Ashley-Montagu". After relocating to the United States he used the name "Ashley Montagu".

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Ashley Montagu - Cinema and Television
... Footage of Ashley Montagu talking with Charlton Heston about his character in the movie appears as a bonus in the special DVD edition of The Omega Man ...
List Of Baronies In The Peerage Of England - Baronies, 1264–1707 - 1601–1700
... extinct 1651 subsidiary of Earl of Cambridge Baron Montagu of Kimbolton 1620 Montagu extant Subsidiary title of the Viscount Mandeville ... Monck 1660 Monck extinct 1688 subsidiary title of the Duke of Albemarle Baron Montagu of St Neots 1660 Montagu extant subsidiary title of the Earl of Sandwich ... Baron FitzHerbert 1660 Finch extinct 1729 Baron Ashley 1661 Ashley-Cooper extant Created Earl of Shaftesbury in 1672 ...
Neoteny - In Humans - Between Races and Among Primates
... Ashley Montagu mirrored this statement when he stated that the "Mongoloid skull, whether Chinese or Japanese" is the most neotenized human skull ... Ashley Montagu further claimed that the "European" skull was less neotenized than the Mongoloid, with the "Australian Aborigine" skull less neotenized than the European and the Neanderthal skull even ... Ashley Montagu claimed that humans have more neotenized skulls than Australopithecus ...

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