Franz Boas Views on Race Research Paper by The Research Group

Franz Boas Views on Race
Discusses his research & changing anthropological ideas re: meaning of race. Relationship of race to biology. His legacy of modern anthropology.
# 11090 | 3,375 words | 7 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 17, 2003 in Anthropology (Modern) , Biology (General)

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"Race is one of the most bedeviling of anthropological characteristics. The concept, with the barest tips of its roots in biological and the rest of the plant firmly grafted to cultural and sociological ideals, is one of the first concepts that anthropologists dealt with vigorously in terms of the history of the profession and both helped establish it as a discipline in its own right (distinct from history, political economy, philosophy, comparative religion and ethics) and has kept it from being entirely assimilated into the post-colonial mindset. Like the poor for the rest of humanity, the idea of race - for both good and ill - seems always to be with the anthropologist.

This paper examines the views and research on race held and performed by Franz Boas, one of the preeminent members of the ..."

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