The Franz Boas Papers, Volume 1: Franz Boas as Public Intellectual-Theory, Ethnography, Activism

The Franz Boas Papers, Volume 1: Franz Boas as Public Intellectual-Theory, Ethnography, Activism


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803269842
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Series: Franz Boas Papers Documentary Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Regna Darnell is Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology at the University of Western Ontario. She is the author of Invisible Genealogies: A History of Americanist Anthropology (Nebraska, 2001). Michelle Hamilton is an associate professor and director of public history at the University of Western Ontario. She is the author of Collections and Objections: Aboriginal Material Culture in Southern Ontario. Robert L. A. Hancock is the LE,NONET Academic Coordinator in the Office of Indigenous Affairs and adjunct assistant professor in anthropology and environmental studies at the University of Victoria. Joshua Smith is a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of Western Ontario.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Historiographic Conundra: The Boasian Elephant in the Middle of Anthropology’s Room
Regna Darnell
Part 1. Theory and Interdisciplinary Scope
1. Mind, Body, and the Native Point of View: Boasian Theory at the Centennial of The Mind of Primitive Man
Regna Darnell
2. The Individual and Individuality in Franz Boas’s Anthropology and Philosophy
Herbert S. Lewis
3. The Police Dance: Dissemination in Boas’s Field Notes and Diaries, 1886–1894
Christopher Bracken
4. Franz Boas and the Conditions of Literature
J. Edward Chamberlin
5. From Baffin Island to Boasian Induction: How Anthropology and Linguistics Got into Their Interlinear Groove
Michael Silverstein
6. The Boasian Legacy in Ethnomusicology: Cultural Relativism, Narrative Texts, Linguistic Structures, and the Role of Comparison
Sean O’Neill
Part 2. Ethnography
7. Friends in This World: The Relationship of George Hunt and Franz Boas
Isaiah Lorado Wilner
8. The Ethnographic Legacy of Franz Boas and James Teit: The Thompson Indians of British Columbia
Andrea Laforet
Part 3. Activism
9. Anthropological Activism and Boas’s Pacific Northwest Ethnology
David W. Dinwoodie
10. Franz Boas, Wilson Duff, and the Image of Anthropology in British Columbia
Robert L. A. Hancock
11. Cultural Persistence in the Age of “Hopelessness”: Phinney, Boas, and U.S. Indian Policy
Joshua Smith
12. Franz Boas’s Correspondence with German Friends and Colleagues in the Early 1930s
Jürgen Langenkämper
13. Franz Boas on War and Empire: The Making of a Public Intellectual
Julia E. Liss
Part 4. The Archival Project
14. Anthropology of Revitalization: Digitizing the American Philosophical Society’s Native American Collections
Timothy B. Powell
15. “An expansive archive . . . not a diminished one”: The Franz Boas Documentary Edition Project
Michelle Hamilton
The Franz Boas Papers Project Team

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