July 19, 2011

The Political Career of Franz Boas

Alan H. McGowan, The New School for Liberal Arts, Eugene Lang College, has published Franz Boas and the Progressive Spirit, in Jewish Currents, Autumn 2010. Here is the abstract.

This article examines the political career of Franz Boas, called the Father of American Anthropology. In addition to being a pioneering anthropologist, Boas realized the impact that scientists could have on public policy. In addition to commenting on issues concerning race, he organized committees to defend free speech in educational institutions and elsewhere.
Download the text from SSRN at the link.

Via First Amendment Law Prof Blog.

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