Franz Boas: The Emergence of the Anthropologist


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University of Nebraska Press
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6.4 X 1.6 X 9.1 inches | 1.85 pounds
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About the Author

Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt is vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college emerita at Agnes Scott College. She is the coauthor of Franz Boas and W. E. B. Du Bois at Atlanta University, 1906 and the author of numerous books, including Wealth and Rebellion: Elsie Clews Parsons, Anthropologist and Folklorist and American Folklore Scholarship: A Dialogue of Dissent.


"Zumwalt has woven together a variety of materials from a range of sources into a comprehensive and coherent story."--Elliott Oring, Journal of Folklore Research--Elliott Oring "Journal of Folklore Research" (3/31/2020 12:00:00 AM)
"Zumwalt leads us to know Franz Boas as never before, and we should be grateful. She gives us his engrossing love and life story across vast continents. She lets us walk with him into the classroom as well as into his home. She marvelously gives him voice, so we can discern his message for our time as well as in his."--Simon J. Bronner, author of American Folklore Studies: An Intellectual History
--Simon J. Bronner "Journal of Folklore Research" (2/23/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"Rosemary Zumwalt has written a biography of Franz Boas truly for the twenty-first century. Going beyond George Stocking and Douglas Cole, she focuses here on Boas's early life in its historical and cultural setting. We eagerly await her second and concluding volume."--Ira Jacknis, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
--Ira Jacknis "Journal of Folklore Research" (2/23/2019 12:00:00 AM)