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Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Ned Blackhawk and Isaiah Lorado Wilner (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300196511
eISBN:
9780300235678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196511.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book is a compelling study that charts the influence of indigenous thinkers on Franz Boas, the founder of modern anthropology. In 1911, the publication of Franz Boas's The Mind of Primitive Man ... More


If Moses Was a Mulatto: Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939)

Melanie J. Wright

in Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses Zora Neale Hurston's 1939 novel, Moses, Man of the Mountain, characterizing the novel as a complex, sophisticated work influenced by biblical narrative, African‐American ... More


Addressing the Critics

Michael Horace Barnes

in Stages of Thought: The Co-Evolution of Religious Thought and Science

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396270
eISBN:
9780199852482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396270.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Theories of cultural evolution in general face hostile criticism and Piagetian categories only seem to make things worse. Whether there is indeed a pattern of development of styles of thought across ... More


Epilogue

Melissa N. Stein

in Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816673025
eISBN:
9781452952437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The epilogue discusses the transition in America from viewing race as biological to viewing it as cultural and the continued influence of science and society on racism and racial anthropology.


“Thinking in heirogliphics”: Mastering the Craft of Writing

Anna Lillios

in Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038094
eISBN:
9780813041551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038094.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter delves into the source of Hurston's and Rawlings' creativity and how it inspired them to write their greatest works, Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Rawlings' The Yearling. It ... More


Is It Noise, or Is It Music?

Harry Liebersohn

in Music and the New Global Culture: From the Great Exhibitions to the Jazz Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226621265
eISBN:
9780226649306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649306.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Helmholtz and developed his own experimental London’s significance as a site for global musical resources and global comparison overlapped with the rise of Berlin as capital of a newly prosperous, ... More


Time Immemorial

Kerwin Lee IZlein

in Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204638
eISBN:
9780520924185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204638.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the anthropologists and ethnographers' view of the history of the American frontier. Anthropologists such as Franz Boas described the encounter of Europeans and Native ... More


Colors and Cultures: Evolution, Biology, and Society

Michael Rossi

in The Republic of Color: Science, Perception, and the Making of Modern America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226651729
eISBN:
9780226651866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226651866.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter follows the role of color perception in transforming definitions of “culture” in American anthropology, medicine, and politics. The question of whether all “races” of people saw color in ... More


Scenes of Human Science

in The Scenic Imagination: Originary Thinking from Hobbes to the Present Day

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757003
eISBN:
9780804779586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757003.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835) classified languages into families and developed a general linguistic typology. His major theoretical work on language, Über die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen ... More


Franz Boas in Africana Philosophy

Lewis R. Gordon

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/9780300196511.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter discusses how Franz Boas's contributions to Africana thought make him an Africana thinker. Boas's arguments ultimately showed the error in making whites the standard for all other ... 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


“Culture” Crosses the Atlantic: The German Sources of The Mind of Primitive Man

Harry Liebersohn

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/9780300196511.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter explores the Franz Boas's German sources and how he used them, focusing on his book The Mind of Primitive Man. Boas was a proud graduate of the German research university, and after his ... More


Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas: Anthropology, Equality / Diversity, and World Peace

James Tully

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/9780300196511.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter attempts to rediscover the world of Franz Boas by examining his work on two general (non-Indigenous) world visions. The first is the worldview or picture (Weltanschauung or Weltbild) of ... More


Of Two Minds About Minding Language in Culture

Michael Silverstein

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/9780300196511.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Analyzing Franz Boas's critically new insights under the lens of philology, this chapter redefines Boasian linguistics as a globalizing mode of mutual enlightenment through the exchange of ... More


Why White People Love Franz Boas; or, The Grammar of Indigenous Dispossession

Audra Simpson

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/9780300196511.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter explores the significance of Franz Boas's treatise on race and culture, The Mind of Primitive Man, attending to the text through a reading of its articulation of social ideals and their ... More


Utter Confusion and Contradiction: Franz Boas and the Problem of Human Complexion

Martha Hodes

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/9780300196511.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

In the late nineteenth century, Franz Boas joined other men of science who sought to establish a rational method of labeling and organizing variations in human complexion. For Boas, it was imperative ... More


A Two-Headed Thinker: Rüdiger Bilden, Gilberto Freyre, and the Reinvention of Brazilian Identity

Maria Lúcia Pallares-Burke

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/9780300196511.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter discusses how the creative use of Franz Boas's ideas to analyze Brazilian culture and society and to “discover” Brazil for the Brazilians was the work of two scholars, the Brazilian ... More


Allotment Subjectivities and the Administration of “Culture”: Ella Deloria, Pine Ridge, and the Indian Reorganization Act

Mark Rifkin

in When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755455
eISBN:
9780199894888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755455.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 4 argues that the continuing legacy of allotment shapes the conditions of native political representation under the Indian Reorganization Act (1934), which ostensibly sought to replace the ... More


Recurrence

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0025
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Recurrent phenotypes are similar or identical phenotypic traits with discontinuous phylogenetic distributions, which owe their similarity to common ... More


Scholars and Spies: Worldly Knowledge and the Predicament of the University

Nicholas B. Dirks

in Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169677
eISBN:
9780231538510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169677.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the role played by many of Franz Boas's closest students and colleagues in military intelligence and espionage for the United States's war effort in World War II. Boas, the ... More


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