Philleo Nash and Georgetown Day School

  1. Ruth H. Landman and
  2. Katherine Spencer Halpern
  1. Edith Rosenfels Nash

Published Online: 20 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307030.ch8

Applied Anthropologist and Public Servant: The Life and Work of Philleo Nash

Applied Anthropologist and Public Servant: The Life and Work of Philleo Nash

How to Cite

Nash, E. R. (1989) Philleo Nash and Georgetown Day School, in Applied Anthropologist and Public Servant: The Life and Work of Philleo Nash (eds R. H. Landman and K. S. Halpern), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307030.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780913167281

Online ISBN: 9781444307030

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Keywords:

  • Philleo Nash and Edith Rosenfels Nash at Georgetown Day School;
  • Philleo's work in starting Georgetown Day School;
  • Philleo's description of his life at Meiklejohn's College;
  • Experimental College design - comparative study of cultures, with the educational objective of examining social problems and their solutions;
  • comparison of cultures with scientific objectives - the subject matter of cultural anthropology;
  • lessons of the Experimental College really began to come home - the self designed school had to be cooperatively organized and operated;
  • Philleo's work - anthropology at the University of Chicago;
  • Philleo much involved in applying social science techniques - to keep track of rumors, to measure racial confrontations, and to monitor the black press;
  • Philleo being fascinated by how the government works - spent a lot of time finding out where he might be needed and for what