By John S. Gilkeson

This publication examines the intersection of cultural anthropology and American cultural nationalism from 1886, while Franz Boas left Germany for the USA, till 1965, while the nationwide Endowment for the arts was once tested. 5 chapters hint the advance inside of educational anthropology of the techniques of tradition, social type, nationwide personality, worth, and civilization, and their dissemination to non-anthropologists. As american citizens got here to consider tradition anthropologically, as a 'complex complete' some distance broader and extra inclusive than Matthew Arnold's 'the top which has been suggestion and said', so, too, did they arrive to determine American groups as stratified into social periods unique by means of their subcultures; to characteristic the making of the yankee personality to socialization instead of start; to find the uniqueness of yank tradition in its subconscious canons of selection; and to view American tradition and civilization in a world perspective.

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