And along came Boas [electronic resource] : continuity and revolution in Americanist anthropology / Regna Darnell.
- Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, c1998.
- Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Studies in the history of the language sciences ; Series III, v. 86.
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series III, Studies in the history of the language sciences, 0304-0720 ; v. 86
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- Anthropology -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology -- History.
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942.
- Electronic books.
- The advent of Franz Boas on the North American scene irrevocably redirected the course of Americanist anthropology. This volume documents the revolutionary character of the theoretical and methodological standpoint introduced by Boas and his first generation of students, among whom linguist Edward Sapir was among the most distinguished. Virtually all of the classic Boasians were at least part-time linguists alongside their ethnological work. During the crucial transitional period beginning with the founding of the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1879, there were as many continuities as discont
- AND ALONG CAME BOAS: CONTINUITY AND REVOLUTION IN AMERICANIST ANTHROPOLOGY; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Frontispiece; Preface; Introduction: Continuities Across Scientific Revolutions; I. The Bureau of American Ethnology; Chapter 1. The Development of Professional Anthropology in America; Chapter 2. Government-Sponsored Science; Chapter 3. Constraints of Government Anthropology; Chapter 4. 'The Mapping of North America'; Chapter 5. ""Organizing Anthropological Research in America""; II. The Development of Institutional Alternatives
Chapter 6. Early Attempts at University AnthropologyChapter 7. The Tradition of Museum Research; Chapter 8. Uneasy Institutional Cooperation; Chapter 9. Boasian University Programs; III. Continued Mapping of North America; Chapter 10. Boas and the Bureau of American Ethnology; Chapter 11. Mapping the Languages of California; Chapter 12. Revising the Linguistic Classification; IV. Boasian Hegemony Consolidated; Chapter 13. Formalizations in the Face of Opposition; Chapter 14. Articulating the Boasian Paradigm; List of Illustrations; Illustration Credits; List of Figures; References
Index of Biographical NamesIndex of Subjects and Terms
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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