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Franz Boas : The Shackles of Tradition

Author: CTE (Carlton) Limited.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012] ©1985
Series: Strangers abroad.
Edition/Format:   Video : Clipart/images/graphics   Visual material   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Franz Boas was the first distinguished social scientist in the United States to challenge the prevailing concept of racial inferiority. He actively campaigned on behalf of black people in America in the early part of the 20th century. Considered the founding father of American anthropology, Boas taught at Columbia University for fifty years, encouraging his students to follow his example by actually working in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Educational films
Videorecording
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: CTE (Carlton) Limited.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 961506975
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 02, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Target Audience: 6 and up.
Description: 1streaming video file (52 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Contents: Introduction to Franz Boas (3:36) --
Pioneering Study of Eskimo Culture (2:09) --
Observations of Eskimo Life (3:13) --
Hunting as an Eskimo (3:37) --
Environment Does not Determine Culture (2:55) --
Traditional Eskimo Life (2:28) --
World's Colombian Exposition 1893 (1:32) --
Preservation of Culture (3:19) --
Preservation of Indian Life (2:42) --
Cultural Artifacts in Context (2:44) --
Photographer of American Indians (1:32) --
Native American Potlatch (2:29) --
Traditional Way of Life (2:54) --
Symbol of Status and Identity (3:13) --
Transmission of Cultural Identity (3:25) --
Ellis Island (2:05) --
Racial Inferiority (1:45) --
New Views on Race (2:17) --
Father of American Anthropology (3:42) --
Credits: Franz Boas: The Shackles of Tradition (1:12)
Series Title: Strangers abroad.
Other Titles: Shackles of Tradition
Responsibility: CTE (Carlton) Limited.

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Franz Boas was the first distinguished social scientist in the United States to challenge the prevailing concept of racial inferiority. He actively campaigned on behalf of black people in America in the early part of the 20th century. Considered the founding father of American anthropology, Boas taught at Columbia University for fifty years, encouraging his students to follow his example by actually working in the field. Among those who did so was Margaret Mead.

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