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Volksgeist as method and ethic : essays on Boasian ethnography and the German anthropological tradition

Author: George W Stocking, Jr.
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1996.
Series: History of anthropology, v. 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Franz Boas, the major founding figure of anthropology as a discipline of America, came to the United States from Germany in 1886. Though this fact is widely known, the significance of Boas' roots in German intellectual tradition and late nineteenth century German anthropology remains obscure. The essays in Volkgeist a Method and Ethic explore the Germanic influences on Boasian anthropology and clarify their  Read more...
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Volksgeist as method and ethic.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1996
(DLC) 95025272
(OCoLC)33078150
Named Person: Franz Boas; Franz Boas; Franz Boas; Franz Boas
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George W Stocking, Jr.
ISBN: 9780299145538 0299145530 1282643215 9781282643215
OCLC Number: 657217642
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 349 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Boasian ethnography and the German anthropological tradition --
The study of geography / Franz Boas --
Franz Boas and the Humboldtian tradition : from Volksgeist and Nationalcharakter to an anthropoligical concept of culture / Matti Bunzl --
From Virchow to Fischer : physical anthropology and "modern race theories" in Wilhelmine Germany / Benoit Massin --
German culture and German science in the Bildung of Franz Boas / Julia E. Liss --
The ethnographhic object and the object of ethnologoy in the early career of Franz Boas / Ira Jacknis --
"The culture as it appears to the Indian himself" : Boas, George Hunt, and the methods of ethnography / Judith Berman --
"The little history of pitiful events" : the epistemological and moral contexts of Kroeber's Calilfornian ethnologooy / Thomas Buckley --
Orientalism as Kulturpolitik : German archeology and cultural imperialism in Asia Minor / Suzanne Marchand.
Series Title: History of anthropology, v. 8.
Responsibility: edited by George W. Stocking, Jr.

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Franz Boas, the founding figure of anthropology in America, came to the United States from Germany in 1886. This volume in the History of Anthropology series explores the extent and significance of  Read more...

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