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by Marshall Hyatt

Download Franz Boas, Social Activist: The Dynamics of Ethnicity (Contributions in Medical Studies,) ePub
  • ISBN 0313273200
  • ISBN13 978-0313273209
  • Language English
  • Author Marshall Hyatt
  • Publisher Praeger (June 11, 1990)
  • Pages 192
  • Formats lit lrf azw docx
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Social Sciences
  • Size ePub 1779 kb
  • Size Fb2 1707 kb
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Considered the father of modern American anthropology, Franz Boas introduced the relativistic, culture-centered methods and principles of inquiry that continue to dominate the field. This study analyzes the development of his thought and his contributions to racial and ethnic theory in the context of his own ethnicity and personal experience with persecution. The author focuses primarily on Boas's attempt to fuse science with political and social activism--an effort to insure that his ideological contributions to science had practical relevance to the difficult issues facing American society.

Hyatt fills in the details of Boas's background, from his early years in Germany to his emigration to the United States in the late 1880s, and discusses his pivotal role in transforming anthropology from an amateur pursuit into a rigorous academic discipline. The author examines Boas's attacks on those who used science to promulgate theories of racial inferiority based on alleged differences in mental ability. He traces the origins of Boas's own theories and the use he made of them in working for equal rights for immigrants and African Americans. This is the first biographical study to focus on the historical meaning of Boas's contributions and the motivating forces that shaped his work. Essential for courses in race and ethnicity, sociology, the history of anthropology, 20th-century American history, American intellectual history, theories of culture, and related subjects.


This selective biography of Franz Boas concentrates on the great anthropoligist's work as a student of. .Historian Hyatt ignores all other aspects of Boas's personal and professional life execpt those that have an obvious connection with his multifaceted work on ethnicity.

This selective biography of Franz Boas concentrates on the great anthropoligist's work as a student of race and as a courageous opponent to scientific and popular racism.

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Franz Boas-Social Activist: The Dynamics of Ethnicity. Contributions to the Study of Anthropology, Number 6. New York:Greenwood Press, 1990. Last Updated: 13 Jun 2019. What type of file do you want?

Franz Boas, social activist: The dynamics of ethnicity. New York: Greenwood Press. Boas’ contributions to knowledge of human growth and form.

Franz Boas, social activist: The dynamics of ethnicity. The Anthropology of Franz Boas, 61, 76–111.

Hyatt, Marshall, Franz Boas, social activist: the dynamics of ethnicity, New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. Williams, Vernon . Rethinking race: Franz Boaz and his contemporaries, Lexington, Ky. Rethinking race: Franz Boaz and his contemporaries, Lexington, K. University Press of Kentucky, 1996. Encyclopedia of World Biography. Gender and Society 12 (6): 692–709. Jacobson, Matthew Frye.

Franz Boas, Social Activist Vol. 6 : The Dynamics of Ethnicity. Considered the father of modern American anthropology, Franz Boas introduced the relativistic, culture-centered methods and principles of inquiry that continue to dominate the field

Franz Boas, Social Activist Vol. Considered the father of modern American anthropology, Franz Boas introduced the relativistic, culture-centered methods and principles of inquiry that continue to dominate the field. This study analyzes the development of his thought and his contributions to racial and ethnic theory in the context of his own ethnicity and personal experience with persecution.

Franz Uri Boas (1858–1942) was a German-born American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology". His work is associated with the movement of anthropological historicism. Studying in Germany, Boas was awarded a doctorate in 1881 in physics while also studying geography.

Biography of Franz Boas by John Simons . Anthropology and the Question of Race The Great Courses. At the time, Virchow was involved in a vociferous debate over evolution with his former student, Ernst Haeckel. Haeckel had abandoned his medical practice to study comparative anatomy after reading Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, and vigorously promoted Darwin's ideas in Germany.

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