Boas and James at the Freud Conference, September 1909

Brad Evans


Brad Evans teaches in the English Department at Rutgers University. His research focuses on the dynamics of circulation in a variety of media and particularly on the circulation of ideas between literary and anthropological disciplines. He is the author of Before Cultures: The Ethnographic Imagination in American Literature, 1865-1920. He co-produced the restoration of Edward S. Curtis’s 1914 film, In the Land of the Head Hunters, and co-edited a volume of essays on that project. He is nearing completion of a book on the 1890s fad for aesthetic arts magazines.


In the metaphysical tug of war between monism and pluralism, both Franz Boas and William James declared themselves pluralists, favoring the study of particular phenomena over general laws, empirical facts over rationalistic... [ view full abstract ]


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