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By John S. Gilkeson

ISBN-10: 0511779550

ISBN-13: 9780511779558

ISBN-10: 0521766729

ISBN-13: 9780521766722

This e-book examines the intersection of cultural anthropology and American cultural nationalism from 1886, whilst Franz Boas left Germany for the U.S., until eventually 1965, while the nationwide Endowment for the arts was once confirmed. 5 chapters hint the improvement inside educational anthropology of the suggestions of tradition, social type, nationwide personality, worth, and civilization, and their dissemination to non-anthropologists. As americans got here to consider tradition anthropologically, as a "complex complete" some distance broader and extra inclusive than Matthew Arnold's "the top which has been inspiration and said," so, too, did they arrive to work out American groups as stratified into social periods distinctive by way of their subcultures; to characteristic the making of the yankee personality to socialization instead of start; to find the uniqueness of yank tradition in its subconscious canons of selection; and to view American tradition and civilization in a world standpoint.

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64 Although he was reluctant to popularize anthropology, Boas did publish Anthropology and Modern Life, a book for ‘‘popular consumption,’’ in 62 63 64 Kuklick, ‘‘After Ishmael,’’ 50. Although given its charter in 1922 by Bronislaw Malinowski in the introduction to Argonauts of the Western Pacific, fieldwork had gradually developed in both English and American anthropology since the 1890s. : Free Press, 1984), 1–25; George W. , ‘‘The Ethnographer’s Magic: Fieldwork in British Anthropology from Tylor to Malinowski,’’ in The Ethnographer’s Magic and Other Essays in the History of Anthropology (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992), 12–59.

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38 38 Raymond D. Fogelson, ‘‘Nationalism and the Americanist Tradition,’’ in Theorizing the Americanist Tradition, ed. Lisa Philips Valentine and Regna Darnell (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999), 75–83, at 75, 79; David K. Van Keuren, ‘‘The Proper Study of Mankind’’: An Annotated Bibliography of Manuscript Sources on Anthropology & Archeology in the Library of the American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1986), 1–10; A. Irving Hallowell, ‘‘The Beginnings of Anthropology in America,’’ in Selected Papers from the ‘‘American Anthropologist,’’ 1888–1920, ed.

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