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The study of geography? Franz Boas and his canonical returns

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Amongst historians of geography, very little attention has been paid to Franz Boas’s ambitious vision for ‘The Study of Geography’ published in Science in 1887. Historians of anthropology have, on the contrary, understood Boas’s paper on geography as the cornerstone of his developing anthropological interest. This paper argues that the reason for this revolves around competing understandings of canonicity between geography and anthropology. ‘The Study of Geography’, alone among...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Historical Geography
Volume:
49
Pages:
21–30
Publication date:
2015-07-01
Acceptance date:
2015-04-14
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0305-7488
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English
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2015-04-20

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