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Anthropologists and the Rediscovery of America, 1886–1965 by John S. Gilkeson

By John S. Gilkeson

This ebook examines the intersection of cultural anthropology and American cultural nationalism from 1886, whilst Franz Boas left Germany for the us, until eventually 1965, whilst the nationwide Endowment for the arts was once validated. 5 chapters hint the improvement inside of educational anthropology of the strategies of tradition, social classification, nationwide personality, price, and civilization, and their dissemination to non-anthropologists. As americans got here to think about tradition anthropologically, as a 'complex entire' a ways broader and extra inclusive than Matthew Arnold's 'the top which has been idea and said', so, too, did they arrive to determine American groups as stratified into social sessions unique through their subcultures; to characteristic the making of the yankee personality to socialization instead of beginning; to find the individuality of yankee tradition in its subconscious canons of selection; and to view American tradition and civilization in a world perspective.

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