Volksgeist as Method and Ethic

Volksgeist as Method and Ethic

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Franz Boas, the major founding figure of anthropology as a discipline in the United States, came to America from Germany in 1886. This volume in the highly acclaimed History of Anthropology series is the first extensive scholarly exploration of Boas' roots in the German intellectual tradition and late nineteenth-century German anthropology, and offers a new perspective on the historical development of ethnography in the United States.The essays in Volkgeist a Method and Ethic explore the Germanic influences on Boasian anthropology and clarify their implications for the ethnographic practice that Boas promulgated.

Title:Volksgeist as Method and Ethic
Author:George W. Stocking
Publisher:Univ of Wisconsin Press - 1996-07-01


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