Anthropology and Modern LifeFranz Uri Boas [a] — was a German-born American  anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology". Studying in Germany, Boas was awarded a doctorate in in physics while also studying geography. He then participated in a geographical expedition to northern Canada, where he became fascinated with the culture and language of the Baffin Island Inuit. He went on to do field work with the indigenous cultures and languages of the Pacific Northwest. In he emigrated to the United States, where he first worked as a museum curator at the Smithsonian, and in became a professor of anthropology at Columbia University , where he remained for the rest of his career.
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E-mail: d. Daniel Miller is on research leave until November , but he is continuing to supervise PhD students during this period. The project employs ten anthropologists who are conducting simultaneous month ethnographies around the world. Also based on simultaneous ethnographies, Why We Post investigated the uses and consequences of social media. The material is currently under translation into the languages of the fieldsites. Danny is on Twitter as DannyAnth. We hope to expand this further into a major centre for the study of Digital Anthropology.
Fields of Anthropology. There are now four major fields of anthropology: biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and archaeology. Each focuses on a different set of research interests and generally uses different research techniques. The methods range from those commonly used by the social sciences and humanities to those of biology and geology. Biological anthropology and archaeology are generally the closest to the biological and physical sciences in methods and approach to learning about the human experience.
Anthropologist Franz Boas was a stalwart fighter for human rights and against racism. He was passionately concerned about individual liberty, freedom of inquiry and speech, equality of opportunity, and the defeat of prejudice and chauvinism.
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