Tag: Franz Boas

Franz Boas und die Schule der Rebellinnen. Eine andere Geschichte der Anthropologie

Gesine Krüger , February 3rd, 2021


Ist die Geschichte der Anthropologie einfach nur Ausdruck von Kolonialismus und Rassismus? Mit dem aufregenden Buch „Schule der Rebellen“ des Historikers Charles King lässt sich diese trotz allem…


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The Disavowal of Henrietta Schmerler

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018


 Anthropology’s decades-long misrepresentation of this story of sexual violence should inform the discipline’s relationship to #MeToo. This is the story of a story that matters to us. In…


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This Anthropology Day, Let’s Remember George Hunt

Rex , February 15th, 2018


It’s Anthropology Day, our discipline’s latest invented tradition! A time for reflection on chocolate mint and the values of our discipline, Anthropology Day 2018 is uniquely placed this y…


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Where the Whacky Franz Boas Pictures Come From

Rex , January 12th, 2018


Ya’ll know what I’m talking about, right? Franz Boas posing for figure in USNM exhibit entitled “Hamats’a coming out of secret room” 1895 or before. Via the Smithsonian….


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Canada, First in Anthropology

Maximilian C. Forte , July 3rd, 2017


As Canada commemorated its 150th anniversary on July 1st, 2017, it seemed appropriate to present a topic in the history of anthropology, and Canadian anthropology in particular, that…


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FreeThink #4: On Art, Creativity, and Bringing Awe back to Anthropology

Gamwell , March 15th, 2017


As you may have noticed, TAL has been on a bit of a break from releasing new episodes. But, the good news is that we have not been…


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FreeThink #4: On Art, Creativity, and Bringing Awe back to Anthropology

Gamwell , March 15th, 2017


As you may have noticed, TAL has been on a bit of a break from releasing new episodes. But, the good news is that we have not been…


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Editing Wikipedia > Writing Letters to the New York Times

Rex , March 7th, 2017


Various bits of social media began vibrating rapidly recently when it was discovered that white supremacists had fooled Google into providing inaccurate information about Boas and cultural relativism…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus Project, Week 16: Victor Kumar on James Baldwin, Margaret Mead and Ethnographic Approaches to Studying Race

anthropoliteiaadmin , January 25th, 2017


The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to relaunch the second semester of an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagog…


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Malinowski and Hats

Rex , October 16th, 2016


The alternate title for this post was going to be “Malinowski, Radcliffe-Brown, and Boas walk into a bar…”. This is a little autobiographical passage from pages 46-48 of History,…


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E.B. Tylor: evolucionismo social y método comparativo

Arturo Álvarez Roldán , June 9th, 2012


1. (1889) Edward B. Tylor. Pitt Rivers Museum En 1889 se publica en el Journal of the Anthropological Institute la ponencia de Tylor, titulada “Acerca de un método…


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Franz Boas y el concepto de cultura

Arturo Álvarez Roldán , March 23rd, 2012


1. Cultura humanista versus cultura antropológica La palabra “cultura” tiene un significado distinto en la obra de Tylor que en la de Boas. La tabla 1 resume las…


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