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Franz Uri Boas (1858–1942) was a German-born American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology".

Franz Uri Boas (1858–1942) was a German-born American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology". His work is associated with the movements known as Historical Particularism and Cultural Relativism. Studying in Germany, Boas was awarded a doctorate in 1881 in physics while also studying geography.

Ethnography of Franz Boas Letters and Diaries of Franz Boas Written on the Northwest Coast from 1886-1931. Coeur D'Alene, Okanogan and Flathead Indians.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Race and Democratic Society. Race and Democratic Society. When, in 1940 Franz Boas published a volume of his collected scientific papers, he chose such of his writings as would illustrate and prove the validity of his point of view in anthropology, in particular that an understanding of the culture and behavior of man under conditions fundamentally different from our own, can help us to a more objective and unprejudiced view of. our own lives and our own society. Subsequently some of us urged him to prepare a parallel volume containing some of the papers and addresses that he had directed at lay audiences.

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Discover Franz Boas famous and rare quotes. Race and Democratic Society, . 7, Biblo & Tannen Publishers. The existence of any pure race with special endowments is a myth, as is the belief that there are races all of whose members are foredoomed to eternal inferiority. Race, Justice, Diversity. 0, Biblo & Tannen Publishers. Biblo and Tannen Booksellers and Publishers. Franz Boas Out of the Ivory Tower – essay on the relationship between the academy and politics, drawing on the example of Boas. Materials for the Study of Inheritance in Man. Ams Press. This article abides by terms of the Creative Commons CC-by-sa . License (CC-by-sa), which may be used and disseminated with proper attribution.

Franz Boas died of a stroke in 1942 at the Columbia University campus. A collection of his essays, articles, and lectures, which he had personally selected, was published posthumously under the title "Race and Democratic Society. The book took aim at race discrimination, which Boas considered the "most intolerable of all" forms.


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Franz Boas was a German Jewish immigrant from the United States and a pioneer of American Anthropology during the 20th Century. This book is a collection of some of his writings from the 1900's to the 1940's and in It he takes on some of the pertinent issues of his time, some of which are still relevant today such as the role of scientists in a democratic society, the role of the educated classes in advancing society and the debate over hereditary versus environment in shaping human beings.

Boas challenged many idea's that were commonly believed in his day, such as North Western Europeans being descended from an Ancient Aryan Race, people of African descent making no contributions toward global civilization, and the purity of different human races, including the Jews. Boas explains that environment can cause great differences in the intellectual and cultural level of different people from the same group and that cited the fact that the academic performance of Blacks who moved North was generally higher then that of Blacks who were oppressed by Jim Crow and had fewer educational opportunities. Boas also gives much attention to the accomplishments of Blacks in Africa, the sophisticated artwork, their smelting of iron when much of Europe was still using stone tools and the building of long lasting empires.

During and after the First World War, Boas condemned the excessive nationalism that was common and opposed nations forcing their ways on other nations and not letting those nations decide their own fate. He opposed the Nazi government and its perversion of science and called for scientists to stand for democracy and truth.

Most people reading this book will find much of what he argues about race and heredity to be obvious truths and the arguments that he is refuting to be strange, such as identifying nationalities such as French or German with distinct races and claims about European Aryan superiority. This is evidence that Boas was far ahead of most of his contemporaries but he still has relevant and interesting insights for modern readers.
Race and Democratic Society download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Franz Boas
ISBN: 0819602485
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Biblo-Moser (June 1, 1945)