(1.) Franz Boas
, Changes in Bodily Forms of Descendants of Immigrants (New York: Columbia University Press, 1912), 5.
Quem le sobre a historia da Antropologia nos Estados Unidos descobre que o antropologo alemao Franz Boas
teve um papel fundamental nela, ajudando a definir o carater nacional da pesquisa antropologica neste pais (STOCKING, JR.
and the Humboldtian Tradition: From Volksgeist and Nationalcharakter to an Anthropological Concept of Culture.
Moreover, the discipline was shaken by charges made by noted anthropologist Franz Boas
in 1919 that four anthropologists had "prostituted" their science by using it as a cover for spying in World War I.
(considered the Father of American Anthropology) and Ruth Benedict, were leaders in the field, while Margaret Mead (who was to become more widely-recognized than her professors) served as a teaching assistant.
I was surprised to learn that she was a student in the famed 1926 introductory class in anthropology at Barnard, taught by Franz Boas
and Ruth Benedict, with Margaret Mead, then a Columbia graduate student, as their assistant, since Boas, Benedict, and Mead rarely mention Du Bois in their writings about those years.
Relativism also known as Cultural Relativism was launched by Franz Boas
In 1887, Franz Boas
, at that time a relatively young and unknown anthropologist, launched a full-scale attack on American museums of Anthropology.
"Creolizing Cultures: Franz Boas
, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ethnographic Performance in the Twentieth Century"
The text includes Mishler's commendable discussion of the contributions and shortcomings of well-known folklorists Hinrick Rink, Emile Petitot, Franz Boas
, and Knud Rasmussen, as well as criticisms of semi-literary variants by such notable authors as N.