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Bo·as(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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Boas(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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Franz, 1858–1942, U.S. anthropologist, born in Germany.
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