Anthropology
(2,824 words)

Jews were vitally important in the founding of American cultural anthropology, one of the most important branches of modern anthropological research. In its inception, the discipline was led by Jewish scholars – especially by Franz Boas and his students, who, in view of their own experiences with the pressure to acculturate, were concerned not to make Jews the subjects of anthropological…

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John M. Efron, Berkeley, “Anthropology”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 23 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0036>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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