Franz Boas: The Father of American Anthropology and a Post Ceremonial Jew
Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7pm, North County Lecture Series




Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas

Frank Boas was a scholar, academic and activist who almost single-handedly transformed American anthropology from a field dominated by amateurs to a full-fledged professional, academic discipline. A German-born Jewish immigrant who had experienced anti-Semitism in his native land and in the US, Boas was especially effective in dismantling hierarchical theories of race, language and culture. Most of his works centered on Native Indians, African Americans and southern and eastern European immigrants in the US. As an activist, he expressed his revulsion against immigration restriction and anti-black prejudice and discrimination. In this lecture, Prof. Nalven will introduce us to Boas' contribution to his chosen field with particular emphasis on his complex Jewish identity.

Lecturer: Professor Joe Nalven

Price: Free

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Franz Boas: The Father of American Anthropology and a Post Ceremonial Jew<br>
Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7pm, North County Lecture Series







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