Franz Boas: The Father of American Anthropology and a Post Ceremonial Jew
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:30 am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series




Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

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

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Franz Boas: The Father of American Anthropology and a Post Ceremonial Jew<br>
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:30 am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series







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