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A Franz Boas Reader
Author: Franz Boas

ISBN: 9780226062433
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 17 December 1973
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.1 x 1.9
Description:
""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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