Selections from "The methods of ethnology." by Franz Boas

Franz Boas

"The methods of ethnology."

in Race, language and culture, p. 281-289. Edited by , . New York: The Free Press1940 [1920].

In short, the method which we try to develop is based on a study of the dynamic changes in society that may be observed at the present time. We refrain from the attempt to solve the fundamental problem of the general development of civilization until we have been able to unravel the process that are going on under our eyes. (p. 285)

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