Franz Boas: Boon or Bane?

@article{Lewis2008FranzBB,
  title={Franz Boas: Boon or Bane?},
  author={Herbert S. Lewis},
  journal={Reviews in Anthropology},
  year={2008},
  volume={37},
  pages={169 - 200}
}
Franz Boas organized and shaped American anthropology. No academic discipline of similar scope owed so much to just one person. Within three decades of coming to the United States from Germany he had trained the anthropologists who established its place within the universities and redirected its tone and ethos as well as its theories. The biographies under review help us understand the background, aims, and drive of the man. We shall consider, in particular, the impact he had on the political… 

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