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A Franz Boas Reader : Shaping of American Anthropology, 1883-1911 - Franz Boas

A Franz Boas Reader

Shaping of American Anthropology, 1883-1911

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Published: 1st January 1974
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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 perhaps more vividly in his personal correspondence. . . . Stocking is to be commended for collecting this material together in a most interesting and enjoyable reader."--Gustav Thaiss, "American Anthropologist"

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
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ISBN: 9780226062433
ISBN-10: 0226062430
Series: Midway Reprints
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st January 1974
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.1  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition