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

By John S. Gilkeson

ISBN-10: 0521766729

ISBN-13: 9780521766722

This publication examines the intersection of cultural anthropology and American cultural nationalism from 1886, while Franz Boas left Germany for the us, till 1965, whilst the nationwide Endowment for the arts used to be confirmed. 5 chapters hint the advance inside of educational anthropology of the recommendations of tradition, social type, nationwide personality, price, and civilization, and their dissemination to non-anthropologists. As americans got here to consider tradition anthropologically, as a 'complex complete' a ways broader and extra inclusive than Matthew Arnold's 'the most sensible which has been suggestion and said', so, too, did they arrive to determine American groups as stratified into social sessions extraordinary by means of their subcultures; to characteristic the making of the yankee personality to socialization instead of delivery; to find the individuality of yankee tradition in its subconscious canons of selection; and to view American tradition and civilization in an international perspective.

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