A Franz Boas Reader

A Franz Boas Reader

The Shaping of American Anthropology, 1883-1911

Book - 1982
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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"
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1982, c1974.
Edition: University of Chicago Press ed.
ISBN: 9780226774909
Branch Call Number: 306 Boas
Characteristics: xi, 354 p. :,port. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Stocking, George W. 1928-


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