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Franz Boas Reader The Shaping of American Anthropology, 1883-1911

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ISBN-10: 0226062430

ISBN-13: 9780226062433

Edition: 1989

Authors: Franz Boas, Jr Stocking

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"The Shaping of American Anthropology is a book which is outstanding in many respects. Stocking is probably the leading authority on Franz Boas; he understands Boas's contributions to American anthropology, as well as anthropology in general, very well. . . . He is, in a word, the foremost historian of anthropology in the world today. . . . The reader is both a collection of Boas's papers and a solid 23-page introduction to giving the background and basic assumptions of Boasian anthropology."--David Schneider, University of Chicago "While Stocking has not attempted to present a person biography, nevertheless Boas's personal characteristics emerge not only in his scholarly essays, but…    
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List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/15/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 0.60" wide x 0.90" long x 0.09" tall
Weight: 1.276

Franz Boas, a German-born American anthropologist, became the most influential anthropologist of his time. He left Germany because of its antiliberal and anti-Semitic climate. As a Columbia University professor for 37 years (1899-1936), he created both the field of anthropology and the modern concept of culture. Boas played a key role in organizing the American Anthropological Association (AAA) as an umbrella organization for the emerging field. At both Columbia and the AAA, Boas encouraged the "four field" concept of anthropology; he personally contributed to physical anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, as well as cultural anthropology. His work in these fields was pioneering. Both…    

Introduction: The Basic Assumptions of Boasian Anthropology
The Background of Boas' Anthropology
The History of Anthropology
Rudolf Virchow's Anthropological Work
""The Background of My Early Thinking""
Psychic Life from a Mechanistic Viewpoint
A Year Among the Eskimo
Basic Anthropological Viewpoints
From Geographical Surroundings to Historical Facts
The Principles of Ethnological Classification
The Aims of Ethnology
On Alternating Sounds
Remarks on the Theo