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The anthropology of Franz Boas

essays on the centennial of his birth

by Walter Goldschmidt

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Published in [Menasha, Wis .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Issued as the American anthropologist, v. 61, no. 5, pt. 2.

Other titlesAmerican anthropologist.
StatementSponsoring editors: A. L. Kroeber [and] Robert H. Lowie
SeriesMemoir (American Anthropological Association) -- no. 89.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 165 p.
Number of Pages165
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24430847M
OCLC/WorldCa317806

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Boas was arguably the most innovative, active, and prodigiously productive of the first generation of anthropologists in the U.S. He is best known for his curatorial work at the American Museum of National History in New York and for his nearly four-decade career teaching anthropology at Columbia University, where he built the first anthropology program in the country and trained the first.

Franz Boas, considered the “father of American anthropology” and the architect of its contemporary structure, helped revolutionize the consciousness and conscience of humanity by fighting against 19th-century colonial Anglo-American ethnocentrism and racism and championing 20th-century cultural relativism, tolerance, and multicultural awareness.

This volume is a memorial to Franz Boas on the centenary of his birth. We believe it a fitting monument, and one of a character that he would have appreciated and understood.

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A central interest in the book is Boas’s widely influential publications on cultural relativism and issues of race, particularly his book The Mind of Primitive Man (), which reshaped anthropology, the social sciences, and public debates about the problem of racism in American Boas presents the remarkable life story of an Author: Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt.

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Even though Boas had a passion the natural sciences, he enrolled at the University at Kiel as an undergraduate in : Franz Boas.