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Boas, Franz 1858-1942

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Works: 1,307 works in 3,955 publications in 8 languages and 49,344 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Music  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  History 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Creator, Other, Compiler, Publisher, Arranger, Collector, Photographer, Cinematographer
Classifications: N5310, 497
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Primitive art by Franz Boas ( Book )
54 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthropologist's study of primitive art, with 307 illustrations in the text, and 15 full-page plates
Race, language and culture by Franz Boas ( Book )
95 editions published between 1910 and 1999 in English and French and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early history of man and its effect on our current problems
The mind of primitive man by Franz Boas ( Book )
137 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A course of lectures delivered before the Lowell Institute, Boston, Mass., and the National University of Mexico, 1910-1911. First published in 1911. This landmark collection of lectures reflect Franz Boas's theories that previous studies of societies--based on criteria of Western observers--were largely subjective; each society and culture is the result of unique historical developments. He also believed there was no such thing as a "pure" race or a superior one
Anthropology and modern life by Franz Boas ( Book )
54 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This new edition of Anthropology and Modern Life is enhanced by an introduction and afterword by Herbert S. Lewis, who details Franz Boas' life, influence, and ideals. This volume will be a welcome contribution to the libraries of anthropologists, sociologists, and those concerned with human rights."--BOOK JACKET
Handbook of American Indian languages by Franz Boas ( Book )
69 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes chapters on Athapascan, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Kwakiutl, Eskimo and Chukchee. (AB1739)
General anthropology by Franz Boas ( Book )
37 editions published between 1938 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The central Eskimo by Franz Boas ( Book )
56 editions published between 1877 and 2005 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reprint of part of Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, 1888, p.409-669. (AB1728)
Introduction to Handbook of American Indian languages by Franz Boas ( Book )
28 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kwakiutl ethnography by Franz Boas ( Book )
16 editions published between 1966 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Race and democratic society by Franz Boas ( Book )
22 editions published between 1945 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tsimshian texts by Franz Boas ( Book )
29 editions published between 1092 and 2007 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kutenai tales by Franz Boas ( Book )
14 editions published between 1918 and 2006 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of texts made by Alexander F. Chamberlain in 1891 and by Franz Boas in the summer of 1914
Kathlamet texts by Franz Boas ( Book )
20 editions published between 1901 and 1995 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The religion of the Kwakiutl Indians by Franz Boas ( Book )
19 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in English and North American Indian and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mind of primitive man ; a course of lectures delivered before the Lowell Institute, Boston, Mass., and the National University of Mexico, 1910-1911 by Franz Boas ( Book )
16 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Function of dance in human society by Franziska Boas ( Book )
5 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and Italian and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kwakiutl culture as reflected in mythology by Franz Boas ( Book )
17 editions published between 1935 and 1976 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributions to the ethnology of the Kwakiutl by Franz Boas ( Book )
16 editions published between 1925 and 1987 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kwakiutl texts dealing with dreams and with information relating to the social organization of the tribe
The social organization and the secret societies of the Kwakiutl Indians by Franz Boas ( Book )
44 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reprinted from Report of U.S. National Museum, 1895. Information includes the potlatch, clan legends, ceremonials, dances, songs etc
A wealth of thought : Franz Boas on Native American art by Franz Boas ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the nineteenth century, scholars who wrote about art of native peoples assumed that all art lay on a continuum from primitive to advanced: artworks of all nonliterate peoples were therefore examples of early stages of development. Boas was familiar with evolutionary theory in both the European and American art literature, and he set about to dispute much of what his contemporaries held as truths. Case studies from his own fieldwork on the Northwest Coast of North America demonstrated different tenets: the variety of history, the influence of diffusion, the symbolic and stylistic variations in art styles found among groups and sometimes within one group, and the role of imagination and creativity on the part of the artist. Aldona Jonaitis has chosen fourteen articles, written during the period from 1889 to 1916, to reveal Boas's intellectual development as an art historian. The subjects of his first analyses were the paintings and carvings of Northwest Coast Indians, primarily the Kwakwaka'wakw, the people he called the Kwakiutl. Later he went beyond the Northwest Coast to interpret other Native American artworks, and began to investigate the influence of psychology on art. This volume includes Boas's most significant writings on art, many originally published in obscure sources now difficult to locate. The essays are illustrated with their original photographs and drawings, and the collection is supported by an extensive, combined bibliography at the end of the book
 
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Alternative Names
Boas, F.
Boas, F. 1858-1942
Boas, Franc
Boas, Franz
Boaz, Franz, 1858-1942
Boyashi, Fulanci
Franz Boas
ボアズ, フランツ
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