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Boas Goes to Americas: The Emergence of Transamerican Perspectives on ‘Culture’ [r-libre/1830]

Benessaieh, Afef (2016). Boas Goes to Americas: The Emergence of Transamerican Perspectives on ‘Culture’. In Graham, Maryemma, & Raussert, Wilfried (Ed.), Mobile and Entangled Americas (p. 301-320). Londres ; New York : Routledge.

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Abstract: This chapter adresses the remarkable synergy between the emergence of a new intellectual wave in the Americas after the 1920s favorable to ethnic miscegenation as central features of national identities, and the paralleled production of founding anthropologist Franz Boas (1858–1942) on defining culture in new terms better capturing the dynamics of change he saw fundamental to the societies of the New world. It assesses the influence of Boasian views on redefining culture and race on new bases closer to the pluralistic experience of Latin American societies, through an examination of the work of Manuel Gamio (Mexico), Gilberto Freyre (Brazil), and Fernando Ortiz (Cuba). Gamio and Freyre were both trained by Franz Boas, and allegedly adapted Boasianism to their analysis of national culture, while newly favoring mestizaje or fusion (over eurocentric racialism until then mostly prevailing).
Depositor: Benessaieh, Afef
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Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 16:03
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021 17:51

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