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A Franz Boas Reader: The Shaping of American Anthropology, 1883-1911 (Midway Reprints)

 
 
 
 
A Franz Boas Reader: The Shaping of American Anthropology, 1883-1911 (Midway Reprints)
Author: Franz Boas
ISBN 13: 9780226062433
ISBN 10: 226062430
Edition: 1
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1989-03-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $40.00
 
 

"The Shaping of American Anthropology is a book which is outstanding in many respects. Stocking is probably the leading authority on Franz Boas; he understands Boas's contributions to American anthropology, as well as anthropology in general, very well. . . . He is, in a word, the foremost historian of anthropology in the world today. . . . The reader is both a collection of Boas's papers and a solid 23-page introduction to giving the background and basic assumptions of Boasian anthropology."—David Schneider, University of Chicago

"While Stocking has not attempted to present a person biography, nevertheless Boas's personal characteristics emerge not only in his scholarly essays, but perhaps more vividly in his personal correspondence. . . . Stocking is to be commended for collecting this material together in a most interesting and enjoyable reader."—Gustav Thaiss, American Anthropologist

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Reprint of the original 1974 edition. Collects addresses, essays, and lectures with an introduction by Stocking. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)