The Resource Anthropologists and the rediscovery of America, 1886-1965, John S. Gilkeson

Anthropologists and the rediscovery of America, 1886-1965, John S. Gilkeson

Label
Anthropologists and the rediscovery of America, 1886-1965
Title
Anthropologists and the rediscovery of America, 1886-1965
Statement of responsibility
John S. Gilkeson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the intersection of cultural anthropology and American cultural nationalism from 1886, when Franz Boas left Germany for the United States, until 1965, when the National Endowment for the Humanities was established. Five chapters trace the development within academic anthropology of the concepts of culture, social class, national character, value, and civilization, and their dissemination to non-anthropologists. As Americans came to think of culture anthropologically, as a "complex whole" far broader and more inclusive than Matthew Arnold's "the best which has been thought and said," so, too, did they come to see American communities as stratified into social classes distinguished by their subcultures; to attribute the making of the American character to socialization rather than birth; to locate the distinctiveness of American culture in its unconscious canons of choice; and to view American culture and civilization in a global perspective"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilkeson, John S.
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
G47 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Social classes
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Subculture
  • National characteristics, American
  • Culturele antropologie
  • Sociale structuur
  • Cultuur
  • Civilization
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Ethnology
  • National characteristics, American
  • Social classes
  • Subculture
  • Ethnologie
  • Kulturanthropologie
  • United States
  • Verenigde Staten
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Anthropologists and the rediscovery of America, 1886-1965, John S. Gilkeson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Culture in the American grain; 2. Social class in the ethnography of the American scene; 3. The psychology of culture and the American character; 4. The drift of American values; 5. America as a civilization
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 288 p.
Isbn
9780521766722
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010022339
System control number
  • (OCoLC)635480026
  • (OCoLC)ocn635480026
Label
Anthropologists and the rediscovery of America, 1886-1965, John S. Gilkeson
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Culture in the American grain; 2. Social class in the ethnography of the American scene; 3. The psychology of culture and the American character; 4. The drift of American values; 5. America as a civilization
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 288 p.
Isbn
9780521766722
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010022339
System control number
  • (OCoLC)635480026
  • (OCoLC)ocn635480026

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