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Invisible genealogies : a history of Americanist anthropology

Author: Regna Darnell
Publisher: Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, ©2001.
Series: Critical studies in the history of anthropology, v. 1.
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Offers an alternative vision of the development of anthropology in North America, one that emphasizes continuity rather than discontinuity from legendary founder Franz Boas to the present. This title  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Darnell, Regna.
Invisible genealogies.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, c2001
(OCoLC)606500396
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Regna Darnell
ISBN: 0803217102 9780803217102 0803266294 9780803266292
OCLC Number: 44502297
Description: xxvi, 373 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Invisibility of Americanist Genealogies --
1. History and Psychology as Anthropological Problems. Boas and the Boasians in the History of American Anthropology. History and Psychology as the Poles of Boasian Theory. The Boasian Model of Culture Change: Diffusion. The Sapir Model of Culture Change: Genetic Relationship. Boas's Reaction to the Sapir Classification. Disciplinary Consequences --
2. Culture as Superorganic. Culture as Anthropology's Autonomous Level of Explanation. The Dream of Synthesis and the Failure of Nerve. Complexity and the Reformulation of the Culture Concept. Style, Women's Fashion, and Cultural Wholes. Setting the Stage for a New Concept of Culture --
3. Culture Internalized. Anthropology without the Superorganic. "Standpoint" and the Individual in Culture. The Anthropologist's Quest for "Genuine" Culture. The Need for Interdisciplinary Triangulation --
4. Philosophizing with the "Other" Primitive Man as Philosopher.
Series Title: Critical studies in the history of anthropology, v. 1.
Responsibility: Regna Darnell.
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