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A Franz Boas reader : the shaping of American anthropology, 1883-1911

Author: Franz Boas; George W Stocking, Jr.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1982, ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : University of Chicago Press edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Essays
Named Person: Franz Boas; Franz Boas; Franz Boas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Boas; George W Stocking, Jr.
ISBN: 0226774902 9780226774909
OCLC Number: 8034909
Notes: Originally published: The shaping of American anthropology, 1883-1911. New York : Basic Books, 1974.
Description: xi, 354 pages : portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The basic assumptions of Boasian anthropology --
Pt. I. The background of Boas' anthropology : The history of anthropology ; Rudolf Virchow's anthropological work ; "The background of my early thinking" ; Psychic life from a mechanistic viewpoint ; A year among the Eskimo --
Pt. II. Basic anthropological viewpoints : From geographical surroundings to historical facts ; The principles of ethnological classification ; The aims of ethnology ; On alternating sounds ; Remarks on the theory of anthropometry --
Pt. III. The pattern of Boas' fieldwork : From the Eskimo to Vancouver Island ; Fieldwork for the British Association, 1888-1897 ; The Jesup North Pacific Expedition ; Kathlamet texts ; The documentary function of the text ; The truthful picture for future times ; "That book contains my speech" --
Pt. IV. Folklore and the critique of evolutionism : Tylor's "adhesions" and the distribution of myth-elements ; The mythologies of the Indians ; The mythology of the Bella Coola Indians --
Pt. V. The analytic study of language : Classification of the languages of the North Pacific coast ; A handbook of North American languages ; Sketch of the Kwakiutl language ; A purely analytical study of language ; The relation of Tlingit and Athapascan ; The speech mannerisms of social groups ; Some philological aspects of anthropological research --
Pt. VI. The critique of formalism in physical anthropology : The anthropology of the North American Indian ; Changes in immigrant body form ; Instability of human types --
Pt. VII. Racial capacity and cultural determinism : Human faculty as determined by race ; Psychological problems in anthropology --
Pt. VIII. Anthropological overviews : The religion of American Indians ; Anthropology --
Pt. IX. The propagation of anthropology : The Boas plan for American anthropology ; Anthropological instruction in Columbia University ; Boas' graduate seminar ; A plea for a great Oriental school ; The educational functions of Anthropological museums ; Plans for research in Central and South America ; A residue of bitterness --
Pt. X. Anthropology and society : The outlook for the American Negro ; Changing the racial attitudes of white Americans ; Race problems in America ; American nationalism and World War I ; A protest vote for the Socialist Party ; Scientists as spies ; Freedom to teach.
Other Titles: Shaping of American anthropology, 1883-1911
Responsibility: edited by George W. Stocking, Jr.
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