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The Franz Boas Enigma

Inuit, Arctic, and Sciences

“… Franz Boas has remained an enigma, so misunderstood as a person and so often misrepresented as an anthropologist.” William S. Willis, Jr. How did Franz Boas become the … 188 View
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Introduction

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On Franz Boas, his research, and pivotal role in the history of science and anthropology. His publications provide us two-fold insights: an understanding of the scientific stimuli the young Boas … 9 $0.90 Add
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“… the elementary relationship between land and people …”: Geographical and Ethnological Paradigms / Early Geographical Studies, 1881-1883: Inuit Occupancy in the Arctic

Chapters 1 and 2

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Chapter 1 discusses Franz Boas’ life and research/various publications and their importance as well as explores his interests, academic directions, and influences. Chapter 2 explores … 20 $2.00 Add
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Arctic Research and Publicity, 1883-1885: Articles in Germany and the United States / Life with Inuit and Whalers, 1883-1884: “I am now truly just like a typical Eskimo”

Chapters 3 and 4

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Chapter 3 looks at the leadup to Boas’ trip to the Arctic, exploring how he organized and funded this trip. It also looks at the articles he wrote before his trip and their impact. Chapter … 26 $2.60 Add
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Pathways in Geography and Ethnology, 1884-1886: Inuit, Environment, and Beliefs / The American Period, September 1884 – March 1885: Searching for Scientific Grounding and Responses

Chapters 5 and 6

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Chapter 5 looks at the aftermath of his sojourn with the Inuit and whalers, as he travelled between the USA and Europe, until his immigration to the United States. Chapter 6 discusses Boas’ … 10 $1.00 Add
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Return to Germany, March 1885 – July 1886: Seeking and Testing Academic Pursuits in Geography / Baffin-Land – Surveys and Inuit Place Names, 1885: Coping with Map Design and Language

Chapters 7 and 8

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Chapter 7 covers the period of Boas’ life after he returned to Germany, detailing his feelings, travels, research and lectures. Chapter 8 starts as Boas is finishing his influential book … 16 $1.60 Add
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Vagaries of Arctic Geography, 1886: Landscapes and Human Occupancy / Getting settled in the United States, 1886-1888: Ethnological and Geographical Writings

Chapters 9 and 10

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Chapter 9 begins after the publication of Baffin-Land, discussing its author’s enthusiasm, reception of the book, its structure/contents (chapter by chapter). It also comments on his … 21 $2.10 Add
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Inuit Tales and Lexicon, Arctic Ice and Climate, 1887-1894: Assessing Culture, Language, and Nature / Lasting Contributions by Franz Boas: Knowledge, Science, and Universality of Equality

Chapters 11 and 12

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Chapter 11 details how Boas continued the study Inuit language, tales, and beliefs and continued to publish studies and give lectures. Chapter 12 looks at the character of Franz Boas and his … 17 $1.70 Add