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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.
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(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)
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(ˈboʊ æz)

Franz, 1858–1942, U.S. anthropologist, born in Germany.
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The book describes his scholarly work, fieldwork, and activism, as well as his interactions with Native peoples and with other anthropologists working in the region, such as Franz Boas. It also details his later career leading hunting expeditions.
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But once you enter the Schermerhorn Extension, there's no mistaking you are in some place special as headshots of writer/researcher Zora Neale Hurston and scholar Franz Boas, graduate anthropology student and anthropology educator, greet you from behind a glass case.
Her research was part of a larger project led by anthropologist Franz Boas to dismantle the taxonomic models of scientific racism.
Para isso, escolhemos como ponto de partida a biografia e obra do antropologo alemao Franz Boas. Essa escolha se justifica por duas razoes: primeiro, porque Boas teve um papel central na historia do dialogo entre antropologos e historiadores nos Estados Unidos; segundo porque Sahlins construira suas reflexoes, em parte, a partir de sua oposicao a Boas e sua definicao de Historia.
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.
Following publications detailing these expeditions, he was appointed as professor of ethnology at the University of Berlin and went on to establish the Royal Museum fur Volkerkunde, where he trained many anthropologists, including the young Franz Boas. Bastian opposed the idea of distinct 'races' of humans and argued for "the psychic unity of mankind," proposing that cross cultural studies would demonstrate that all human societies share a set of "elementary ideas," (Elementargedanken).
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.