Publisher description for Volksgeist as method and ethic : essays on Boasian ethnography and the German anthropological tradition / edited by George W. Stocking, Jr.

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Franz Boas, the major founding figure of anthropology as a discipline in the United States, came to America from Germany in 1886. This volume in the highly acclaimed History of Anthropology series is the first extensive scholarly exploration of Boas' roots in the German intellectual tradition and late nineteenth-century German anthropology, and offers a new perspective on the historical development of ethnography in the United States.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Anthropology -- Germany -- History.
Anthropology -- Germany -- Philosophy.
Boas, Franz, -- 1858-1942.
Anthropology -- United States -- History.
Anthropology -- United States -- Philosophy.