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Our Stories: Race in Theological Anthropology

Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines Cuban-American anthropology, focusing on literature, poetry, and essays as a window into the Cuban and Cuban-American contexts. It explores literature and narrative as sources ... More


Expressive Enlightenment: Subjectivity and Solidarity in Daniel Garrison Brinton, Franz Boas, and Carlos Montezuma

Ryan Carr

in Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300196511
eISBN:
9780300235678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196511.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter considers Franz Boas's affiliations with American ethnologist Daniel Garrison Brinton and Yavapai doctor, pamphleteer, and founding member of the Society of American Indians, Carlos ... More


Woman on the Verge of a Cultural Breakdown: Zora Neale Hurston in Haiti and the Racial Privilege of Boasian Relativism

Eve Dunbar

in Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300196511
eISBN:
9780300235678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196511.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter argues that despite Zora Neale Hurston's training under Boas and her work as an intellectual arm of his theoretical and methodological machine, her marginality to American anthropology ... More


Going Native: History, Language, and Culture

Kerwin Lee Klein

in From History to Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268814
eISBN:
9780520948297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268814.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter begins with a discussion of the New Cultural History, a movement commonly described as history's response to the growing influence of radical, continental conceptions of language. It ... More


Kroeber Revisited

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter is devoted to a reconsideration of the work of Alfred L. Kroeber, long the doyen of American anthropology, who, throughout his life, retained an interest in the observation of insect and ... More


On Peasant Rent

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter deals specifically with unresolved issues that emerged in studies of peasant societies worldwide by using a Marxian approach to clarify and specify the relevance of the concept of rent ... More


The Community of Cosmo

in The Passage to Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226871820
eISBN:
9780226871844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871844.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter begins with a description of the work of Franz Boas, the German anthropologist who brought Humboldt's ideas back to the United States and used them to remake American anthropology, ... More


Lux et Veritas (Yale University, 1972–1974)

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853457
eISBN:
9780824868345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter documents the period that the author spent in Yale University. In the early 1970s American anthropology was strongly committed to the “four fields” approach. The Yale faculty regarded ... More


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