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Indigenous VisionsRediscovering the World of Franz Boas$
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Ned Blackhawk and Isaiah Lorado Wilner

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780300196511

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300196511.001.0001

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Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas: Anthropology, Equality / Diversity, and World Peace

Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas: Anthropology, Equality / Diversity, and World Peace

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(p.111) Chapter 5 Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas: Anthropology, Equality / Diversity, and World Peace
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Indigenous Visions
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James Tully

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300196511.003.0006

This chapter attempts to rediscover the world of Franz Boas by examining his work on two general (non-Indigenous) world visions. The first is the worldview or picture (Weltanschauung or Weltbild) of civilized and primitive peoples and cultures that became dominant in the nineteenth and twentieth century: the civilized/primitive vision. Boas argued that this worldview misrepresents the world of cultures and serves to legitimate the racism, imperialism, genocide, and militarism of the civilized nations. The second, marginal vision is a more accurate representation of a world of diverse cultures: the equality/diversity vision. Boas argued that if his anthropological critique of the former and evidence for the latter were widely taught and accepted, this world-historical cultural transformation would lead away from racism, imperialism, and war toward world peace.

Keywords:   Franz Boas, world vision, worldview, civilized people, primitive people, culture, equality, diversity

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