Anthropology and Modern Life by Franz Boas

By Franz Boas

The nice anthropologist's vintage treatise on race and tradition. Discusses organic and cultural inheritance, the fallacy of racial, cultural or ethnic superiority, the scientific foundation for human individuality, and lots more and plenty extra. essentially the most influential books of the century, now in a value-priced variation. advent through Ruth Bunzel.

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Brothers and any one family may be quite unlike among themselves, but all the family lines will have considerable likeness. It is much more feasible to obtain an traits will sisters in impression of the general character of the population by examining a single family than in the preceding cases, and a few families would give us a good picture of the whole group. Conditions of this type pre- among the landowners in small European villages. They are found in the high nobility of Europe and also among some isolated tribes.

Stencil work. It may be applique work, mosaic, or Others have no experience whatever in the use of forms. Dr. Klineberg has tested the ability of Indian who were of still bead work, somewhat in regard to their ability to reproduce geometrical forms of varying complexity. that the girls bead work girls familiar with the old style among is still He found the Sac and Fox, a tribe in which alive, had the greatest ability to THE PROBLEM OF RACE 53 reproduce forms. Next to them were the Dakota girls who were markedly superior to White girls.

Only upon the parent, but also upon the characteristics of his whole family line, at least of his four grandparents, a reversion to the general population may be expected. The same is true among the Bohemians. We must conclude that individuals of the same THE PROBLEM OF RACE bodily appearance, if sprung from populations of tinct type, are genetically For this reason it is 33 dis- not necessarily the same. quite unjustifiable to select from a population a certain type and claim that it is identical with the corresponding type of another population.

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