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Franz Boas, 1852-1942.

Author: Public Broadcasting Associates.; PBS Video.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : PBS Video, 1988.
Series: Odyssey.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profile of the German physicist who was responsible for shaping the course of American anthropology, by bringing discipline and order to a field that had previously dealt in subjective "race classification." Includes reflections and anecdotes by scholars and students, excerpts from journals and letters, and archival photographs. Discusses the Kwakiutl Indians, the principal subjects of Boas' field work.
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Named Person: Franz Boas; Franz Boas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Public Broadcasting Associates.; PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 22648157
Notes: Broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Odyssey.
Credits: Producer/director, T.W. Timreck.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Series Title: Odyssey.

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Profile of the German physicist who was responsible for shaping the course of American anthropology, by bringing discipline and order to a field that had previously dealt in subjective "race classification." Includes reflections and anecdotes by scholars and students, excerpts from journals and letters, and archival photographs. Discusses the Kwakiutl Indians, the principal subjects of Boas' field work.

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