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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A compelling study that charts the influence of Indigenous thinkers on Franz Boas, the founder of modern anthropology0 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  Read more...
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Named Person: Franz Boas; Franz Boas; Franz Boas; Franz Boas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ned Blackhawk; Isaiah Lorado Wilner
ISBN: 9780300196511 0300196512
OCLC Number: 1033597753
Description: 416 pages
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: Origins and Erasures: The Emergence of a Boasian Circle; 1 Transformation Masks: Recollecting the Indigenous Origins of Global Consciousness; 2 Franz Boas in Africana Philosophy; 3 Expressive Enlightenment: Subjectivity and Solidarity in Daniel Garrison Brinton, Franz Boas, and Carlos Montezuma; 4 "Culture" Crosses the Atlantic: The German Sources of The Mind of Primitive Man; Part Two: Worlds of Enlightenment: Boasian Thought as Process and Practice 5 Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas: Anthropology, Equality / Diversity, and World Peace6 Of Two Minds About Minding Language in Culture; 7 Why White People Love Franz Boas; or, The Grammar of Indigenous Dispossession; Part Three: Routes of Race: The Transnational Networks of Ethnicity; 8 Utter Confusion and Contradiction: Franz Boas and the Problem of Human Complexion; 9 The Death of William Jones: Indian, Anthropologist, Murder Victim; 10 Woman on the Verge of a Cultural Breakdown: Zora Neale Hurston in Haiti and the Racial Privilege of Boasian Relativism 11 "A New Indian Intelligentsia": Archie Phinney and the Search for a Radical Native American ModernityPart Four: Boasiana: The Global Flow of the Culture Concept; 12 The River of Salvation Flows Through Africa: Edward Wilmot Blyden, Raphael Armattoe, and the Redemption of the Culture Concept; 13 A Two-Headed Thinker: Rüdiger Bilden, Gilberto Freyre, and the Reinvention of Brazilian Identity; 14 Seeing Like an Inca: Julio C. Tello, Indigenous Archaeology, and Pre-Columbian Trepanation in Peru; List of Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Henry Roe Cloud series on American Indians and modernity.
Other Titles: Rediscovering the world of Franz Boas
Responsibility: edited by Ned Blackhawk and Isaiah Lorado Wilner.

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A compelling study that charts the influence of Indigenous thinkers on Franz Boas, the founder of modern anthropology0 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 identity 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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