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The Kwakiutl of Vancouver Island - a book by Boas, Franz

The Kwakiutl of Vancouver Island

The Kwakiutl of Vancouver Island( )
Author: Boas, Franz
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Repressed Publishing LLC
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $49.99
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Hardcover reprint of the original 1905 edition - beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo - 6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: Boas, Franz. The Kwakiutl Of Vancouver Island. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: Boas, Franz. The...
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Boas, Franz (Author)
Franz Boas, a German-born American anthropologist, became the most influential anthropologist of his time. He left Germany because of its antiliberal and anti-Semitic climate. As a Columbia University professor for 37 years (1899-1936), he created both the field of anthropology and the modern concept of culture. Boas played a key role in organizing the American Anthropological Association (AAA) as an umbrella organization for the emerging field. At both Columbia and the AAA, Boas encouraged the "four field" concept of anthropology; he personally contributed to physical anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, as well as cultural anthropology. His work in these fields was pioneering. Both directly and through the influence of such students as Ruth Benedict, Melville J. Herskovits, Alfred L. Kroeber, and Margaret Mead, he set the agenda for all subsequent American cultural anthropology.

In His lifetime Boas had many leadership roles including: Assistant curator at the American Museum of Natural History; editor of The Journal of American Folklore; president of the New York Academy of Sciences, and founder of the International Journal of American Linguistics.

Boas is the author of hundreds of scientific monographs and articles. He died in 1942.


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