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A Franz Boas Reader: The Shaping of American Anthropology, 1883-1911

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"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' ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 15th 1989 by University of Chicago Press (first published April 1974)
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This reader is really amazing. Props to the U of C press for putting all this material together.

Even though some of the things that Boas has written are old hat that anthro-types have seen on syllabi over and over for years, there are lots of things that I never knew about in this volume. Towards the end, there are speeches he gave at anth society dinners, editorials and letters that he wrote for both mainstream and leftist papers and mags. For me, it was like the first time I discovered that M
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