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Franz Boas : [eVideo - Films on Demand] : The Shackles of Tradition

Author: CTE (Carlton) Limited.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Infobase.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : CTE (Carlton) Limited, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [1985] 2012. ©1985
Series: Strangers abroad.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : 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
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: CTE (Carlton) Limited.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Infobase.
OCLC Number: 1022229438
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand eVideo.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on May 02, 2012.
Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase 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.
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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