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An anthropologist's life in the twentieth century : theory and practice at UC Berkeley, the Smithsonian, in Mexico, and with the World Health Organization / George M. Foster ; with an introduction by E.A. Hammel ; interviews conducted by Suzanne Riess in 1998 and 1999

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Foster, George M (George McClelland) 1913-2006  Search this
Riess, Suzanne B  Search this
Bancroft Library Regional Oral History Office  Search this
Foster, George McClelland 1913-  Search this
University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology History  Search this
University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology Faculty  Search this
University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology Curricula  Search this
Kroeber Hall (Berkeley, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 413 p. : ill., ports. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Family and background, Ottumwa, Iowa; anthropology at Northwestern, Melville Herskovits; Ph. D. at UC Berkeley, Alfred Kroeber, Robert Lowie; first travel to Mexico; marriage to Mary LeCron, 1938, and trip to Austria; research with Sierra Popoluca, 1940-1941; teaching at Syracuse and UCLA; colleagues and work at Smithsonian Institution, Washington and Mexico: Institute of Inter-American Affairs, Institute of Social Anthropology, 1943-1953, start of long-term field research in Tzintzuntzan, sabbatical in Spain; UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology since 1953: planning Kroeber Hall, course work, administration, expanding faculty, Ph. D. curricula, funding students; American Anthropological Association presidency; sixties, seventies issues of free speech, ethics, Vietnam war; evolution of medical anthropology; community development advisory role for World Health Organization, Agency for International Development; discusses field work, writing, students, personal change, beliefs, family, friendships, and some current issues in anthropology.
Anthropologists  Search this
Anthropology--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
GN21.F67 .F67 2000
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Smithsonian Libraries