DUBOIS (Du Bois) Cora Alice( American ethnographer and cultural anthropologist)
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Biography DUBOIS (Du Bois) Cora Alice
(p. 1903) - Amer. ethnographer and cultural anthropologist, known for its etnogr. research severoamer. Indians and alortsev, as well as interdisciplinary research processes of modernization and cultural change. Education received in the U.S. (1928 - MA at Columbia University the same; dis. was devoted to the culture and thinking Wed. centuries). Under the influence of Boas and Benedict emerged from her interest in anthropology. In 1929, studies at the University of California-cho, where in 1932 she defended her Doctoral. dis. anthropology. In 1932-35 worked at the University of California-cho, and conducted under the guidance of Kroeber and Lowie series of field studies (customs, cults, religious. submission and mythology severoamer. Indians living in California and Oregon). Working in 1935-36 a member of the National. researchers. council, she finds the need to use in anthropology of Psychology. research methods and explanations. Participates in an interdisciplinary seminar Kardiner in New York. psihoanalitich. on-ve, which is largely determined its subsequent scientific career.
In 1938-39 she conducted extensive field research on the island of Alor (Indonesia). In the center of attention was the problem of the relationship between culture and personality, testing ideas and hypotheses that emerged during the discussions in the seminar Kardiner. According to studies published the book 'People Alor Island' (1944), which brought the D. popularity and was reprinted.
In 1942-49 D. worked decomp. State. U.S. institutions in 1950-51 - WHO consultant, in 1951-54 - Director of Research Intern. Inst Education. Basic Fixes. subject of its interest in 40-50-ies. were problems akkulypuratsii and cross-cultural education. In 1954-69 - Professor. Harvard Zap.
In 1961-72 D. led to large-scale interdisciplinary study of socio-cultural changes, . held in a small town in India, the project involved young scientists from the U.S. and India, . representing different scientific disciplines (sociology, . anthropology, . Religion, . urban planning),
. Unmet results of the study, D. refused publication.
For his outstanding professional accomplishments and achievements in the field of teaching was awarded the highest Academic. honors. In 1968 elected president of Amer. anthropological. Association, and in 1969-70 held the post of President of the Association of Asian, research