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Anthropologists and the rediscovery of America, 1886-1965

Author: John S Gilkeson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"This book examines the intersection of cultural anthropology and American cultural nationalism from 1886, when Franz Boas left Germany for the United States, until 1965, when the National Endowment for the Humanities was established. Five chapters trace the development within academic anthropology of the concepts of culture, social class, national character, value, and civilization, and their dissemination to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Gilkeson
ISBN: 9780521766722 0521766729
OCLC Number: 635480026
Description: viii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Culture in the American grain --
2. Social class in the ethnography of the American scene --
3. The psychology of culture and the American character --
4. The drift of American values --
5. America as a civilization.
Responsibility: John S. Gilkeson.

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HThis book describes how a small group of anthropologists shaped American thought from the late nineteenth century until the mid-1960s.  Read more...

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