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Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean) 1895-1963

Overview
Works: 470 works in 1,670 publications in 5 languages and 29,108 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: GN400, 572
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The myth of the Negro past by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

84 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the course of the years since it was first published, this book by a distinguished professor of anthroplology at Northwestern has taken on the status of a classic---albeit a very controversial classic. It is a study in depth of the American Negro and the sources of his culture---his past linked to his present, the one illuminating the other. (Back cover)
The human factor in changing Africa by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

75 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focussing on the problems of change and resistance to change that mark the African sub-continent, this book examines Africa's place in the world from earliest times. It considers the nature of its peoples in their prehistoric development, the ways in which their cultures were oriented, and the ways in which these cultures guided their reactions to European ideas. It also assesses the human responses to industrial, technological and economic changes and the re-discovery by the Africans of African culture. Originally published in 1962
Economic anthropology; a study in comparative economics by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

75 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuity and change in African cultures by William Russell Bascom( Book )

55 editions published between 1958 and 1975 in English and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and his works; the science of cultural anthropology by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

63 editions published between 1947 and 1970 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural anthropology by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

50 editions published between 1900 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the whole field of anthropology
The American Negro; a study in racial crossing by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

35 editions published between 1928 and 1985 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in a Haitian Valley by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

47 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of native life in the valley of Mirebalais
The New World Negro : selected papers in Afroamerican studies by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acculturation: the study of culture contact by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

29 editions published between 1937 and 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural relativism; perspectives in cultural pluralism by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of culture on visual perception by Marshall H Segall( Book )

16 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dahomean narrative; a cross-cultural analysis by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

30 editions published between 1958 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic transition in Africa by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

34 editions published between 1961 and 1968 in English and German and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Boas; the science of man in the making by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

17 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dahomey, an ancient West African kingdom by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

40 editions published between 1938 and 1996 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trinidad village by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

26 editions published between 1947 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anthropometry of the American Negro by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

28 editions published between 1930 and 1987 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville J. Herskovits by George Eaton Simpson( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the first Africanist in the United States and the originator of scientific African-American studies; thus he enjoys the distinction of having founded two separate branches of anthropology which are exerting an increasingly profound influence on our time. Herskovits made fundamental contributions to each of these anthropological specializations, and was a pioneer in that area of anthropology which seeks to apply the discipline's knowledge to practical affairs. Dr. Simpson includes texts from sources which are little known including two short pieces on African art, an entertaining essay on voodoo, and a careful presentation of Herskovits' theory of African American studies
Rebel destiny; among the bush Negroes of Dutch Guiana by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

27 editions published between 1934 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The myth of the Negro past
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The human factor in changing AfricaEconomic anthropology; a study in comparative economicsThe American Negro; a study in racial crossingDahomean narrative; a cross-cultural analysisThe root of roots, or, How Afro-American anthropology got its start
Alternative Names
Herkovits, M. J.

Herkovits, Melville J.

Herskovits, M. J.

Herskovits, M.J. 1895-1963

Herskovits, M. J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963

Herskovits Melville

Herskovits, Melville 1895-1963

Herskovits, Melville J. 1895-1963

Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963

Herskovits, Melville Jean.

Herskovits, Melville Jean 1895-1963

Herskovits, Melville John

Herskovits'as J.M.

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Herskovitz, Melville J. 1895-1963

Herskovitz, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963

Melville Herskovits

Melville Herskovits anthropologue

Melville Herskovits antropolog amerykański

Melville J. Herskovits Amerikaans antropoloog (1895-1963)

Melville J. Herskovits US-amerikanischer Anthropologe

Melville Jean Herskovits

Melville Jean Herskovits antropologo e storico statunitense

Херсковиц, Мелвилл Джин

ميلفيل هيرسكوفيتس

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梅尔维尔·赫斯科维茨

Languages
English (762)

Spanish (19)

French (17)

German (1)

Dutch (1)