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 (bō′ăz), Franz 1858-1942.
German-born American anthropologist who emphasized the systematic analysis of culture and language structures and who advocated in-depth field study and a nonjudgmental approach toward the cultures being studied.


(ˈbəʊæz; German ˈboːas)
(Biography) Franz (frants). 1858–1942, US anthropologist, born in Germany. He made major contributions to cultural and linguistic anthropology in studies of North American Indians, including The Mind of Primitive Man (1911; 1938)


(ˈboʊ æz)

Franz, 1858–1942, U.S. anthropologist, born in Germany.
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The idea of thinking about culture relatively was championed by the Polish American migrant Franz Boas, who advocated the need to pay attention to specific histories of different peoples to understand cultural differences.
La antropologa y poeta norteamericana inicio con este articulo su fama como escritora e investigadora, bajo la infuencia fundamental de Franz Boas, en el enfoque de la antropologia de modelos culturales, que tanto infuiria a su vez en Margaret Mead, y en Gregory Bateson tambien, y para la que es imposible separar las manifiestaciones culturales de sus practicas y su materializacion.
So, too, did many of the trail-blazers seen here, from 19th century Austrian artist Eugene von Guerard and his depictions of the Australian gold fields, to German Anthropologist Franz Boas sketching icebergs en route to Baffin Bay in 1883.
Jones' exemplary academic record at Hampton opened to higher education at Phillips Andover Academy, Harvard College and finally Columbia University for a PhD under the pioneering anthropologist Franz Boas, who found him brilliant.
Integral too is the work of Gilberto Freyre, who studied in the United States with anthropologist Franz Boas, and became the foremost academic proponent of the idea of Brazil as a racial democracy.
Moreover, the discipline was shaken by charges made by noted anthropologist Franz Boas in 1919 that four anthropologists had "prostituted" their science by using it as a cover for spying in World War I.
Franz Boas (considered the Father of American Anthropology) and Ruth Benedict, were leaders in the field, while Margaret Mead (who was to become more widely-recognized than her professors) served as a teaching assistant.
I was surprised to learn that she was a student in the famed 1926 introductory class in anthropology at Barnard, taught by Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict, with Margaret Mead, then a Columbia graduate student, as their assistant, since Boas, Benedict, and Mead rarely mention Du Bois in their writings about those years.
Ligadas a las reflexiones del culturalismo y el particularismo historico durante sus estudios en la Universidad de Columbia con Franz Boas (1909-1911), (23) Gamio puso un significativo enfasis en las practicas sociales, en la creacion de objetos de cultura material, pero tambien resalto la importancia de las creencias y saberes ligados a las producciones simbolico culturales de las tradiciones de los pueblos.
In 1887, Franz Boas, at that time a relatively young and unknown anthropologist, launched a full-scale attack on American museums of Anthropology.
Creolizing Cultures: Franz Boas, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ethnographic Performance in the Twentieth Century"