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Indigenous visions : rediscovering the world of Franz Boas

Author: Ned Blackhawk; Isaiah Lorado Wilner
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Henry Roe Cloud series on American Indians and modernity.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1911, the publication of Franz Boas's The Mind of Primitive Man challenged widely held claims about race and intelligence that justified violence and inequality. Now, a group of leading scholars examines how this groundbreaking work hinged on relationships with a global circle of Indigenous thinkers who used Boasian anthropology as a medium for their ideas. Contributors also examine how Boasian thought  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Congress
Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Actes de congrès
Congresses
Congrès
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Indigenous visions.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
Named Person: Franz Boas; Franz Boas; Franz Boas; Franz Boas
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ned Blackhawk; Isaiah Lorado Wilner
ISBN: 9780300235678 0300235674
OCLC Number: 1030892429
Notes: "Outgrowth of an interdisciplinary conference in commemoration of the centennial of the publication of Franz Boas's The mind of primitive man, held September 15-17, 2011, at Yale University."--(Page vii)
Description: 1 online resource (387 pages)
Contents: 1. Transformation masks : recollecting the Indigenous origins of global consciousness / Isaiah Lorado Wilner --
2. Franz Boas in Africana philosophy / Lewis R. Gordon --
3. Expressive enlightenment : subjectivity and solidarity in Daniel Garrison Brinton, Franz Boas, and Carlos Montezuma / Ryan Carr --
4. "Culture" crosses the Atlantic : the German sources of The mind of primitive man / Harry Liebersohn --
5. Rediscovering the world of Franz Boas : anthropology, equality/diversity, and world peace / James Tully --
6. Of two minds about minding language in culture / Michael Silverstein --
7. Why white people love Franz Boas; or, The grammar of Indigenous dispossession / Audra Simpson --
8. Utter confusion and contradiction : Franz Boas and the problem of human complexion / Martha Hodes --
9. The death of William Jones : Indian, anthropologist, murder victim / Kiara M. Vigil --
10. Woman on the verge of a cultural breakdown : Zora Neale Hurston in Haiti and the racial privilege of Boasian relativism / Eve Dunbar --
11. "A new Indian intelligentsia" : Archie Phinney and the search for a radical Native American modernity / Benjamin Balthaser --
12. The river of salvation flows through Africa : Edward Wilmot Blyden, Raphael Armattoe, and the redemption of the culture concept / Sean Hanretta --
13. A two-headed thinker : Rüdiger Bilden, Gilberto Freyre, and the reinvention of Brazilian identity / Maria Lúcia Pallares-Burke --
14. Seeing like an Inca : Julio C. Tello, Indigenous archaeology, and pre-Columbian trepanation in Peru / Christopher Heaney.
Series Title: Henry Roe Cloud series on American Indians and modernity.
Responsibility: edited by Ned Blackhawk and Isaiah Lorado Wilner.
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"In 1911, the publication of Franz Boas's The Mind of Primitive Man challenged widely held claims about race and intelligence that justified violence and inequality. Now, a group of leading scholars examines how this groundbreaking work hinged on relationships with a global circle of Indigenous thinkers who used Boasian anthropology as a medium for their ideas. Contributors also examine how Boasian thought intersected with the work of major modernist figures, demonstrating how ideas of diversity and indentity sprang from colonization and empire."--

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Winner of the 2019 Modernist Studies Association Book Prize for an Edition, Anthology, or Essay Collection"With fresh perspectives, this superb collection delves deep into Boas's mind and method and Read more...

 
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