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Anthropologists and the Rediscovery of America, 1886-1965
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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date July 17, 2014
Pages 298
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781107685765
ISBN-10 1107685761
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Original list price $44.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book examines the intersection of cultural anthropology and American cultural nationalism from 1886, when Franz Boas left Germany for the United States, until 1965, when the National Endowment for the Humanities was established. Five chapters trace the development within academic anthropology of the concepts of culture, social class, national character, value, and civilization, and their dissemination to non-anthropologists. As Americans came to think of culture anthropologically, as a "complex whole" far broader and more inclusive than Matthew Arnold's "the best which has been thought and said," so, too, did they come to see American communities as stratified into social classes distinguished by their subcultures; to attribute the making of the American character to socialization rather than birth; to locate the distinctiveness of American culture in its unconscious canons of choice; and to view American culture and civilization in a global perspective.

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9781107685765 | details & prices | 298 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $44.99
About: This book examines the intersection of cultural anthropology and American cultural nationalism from 1886, when Franz Boas left Germany for the United States, until 1965, when the National Endowment for the Humanities was established.

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