Alfred Kroeber


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United States anthropologist noted for his studies of culture (1876-1960)

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(33) According to Theodora Kroeber, Ishi's biographer and wife of anthropologist Alfred Kroeber, "Visitors continued to keep the museum turnstile clicking, registering numbers far above the staff's most sanguine expectations--there were more than a thousand of them who watched Ishi at work on a single autumnal afternoon." Theodora Kroeber also writes of the fact that crowds made Ishi uncomfortable: the "first close up of a group of perhaps eighty or a hundred people left his faculties paralyzed." (34) In his essay "Ishi Obscura" Vizenor demonstrates that he is well aware of Ishi's status as relic; his quoting of Theodora Kroeber, for instance, makes this clear: "Ishi was photographed so frequently and so variously ...
Knudson's team studied 16 trophy heads found in 1925-26 at five Nasca sites by the late anthropologist Alfred Kroeber. All the heads, now kept at The Field Museum in Chicago, had a hole drilled in the forehead for a carrying cord, a common feature of trophy heads.
In 1877 Stephen Powers published a description of "the village of Rikwa," which, he said, "tinkles with the happy cackle of brown babies tumbling on their heads with the puppies: and the tires within the cabins gleam through the round door holes like so many full-orbed moons heaving out of the breast of the mountains." (6) Alfred Kroeber's wife, Theodora, was referring to Yuroks of Rekwoi and other villages in 1900 when she wrote that "some, unlike most western Indians, were still living on their own ancestral land when Kroeber first reached them, their life physically much as it had been before the Gold Rush." (7)
Anthropologist Alfred Kroeber interviewed Ishi while he was a prisoner and soon secured his release for travel to the Anthropology Museum at the University of California in San Francisco as an informant and subject of study until his death.
(77) In closing I would point to one of the outstanding figures in American anthropology, Alfred Kroeber, in order to show by one example how deeply a certain ideology of the American native has sunk into the marrow of modern scholarship.
(2.) Alfred Kroeber (1953) argued that anthropology's dedication to `primitive' peoples arose because no other profession was prepared to study such societies seriously.
At a time when American scholars were being taught the importance of culture by Franz Boas's students from Columbia--anthropologists like Ruth Benedict, Alfred Kroeber, and Margaret Mead -- culture itself assumed a special value.
Goddard's work and continued with Alfred Kroeber (1902-1923), Helen Roberts (1926), and others, including Keeling himself (1978-1980), Cry for Luck is the first full-scale study of the music of the region.
The works he examines are: Georg Simmel's 1904 paper "Fashion"; Alfred Kroeber's 1919 paper "On the Principle of Order as Exemplified by Changes of Fashion"; Pitirim Sorokin's Fads and Foibles in Modern Sociology and Related Sciences (1956); Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientitic Revolutions (1966); Robert Friedrich's A Sociology of Sociology (1972); Robert Merton's The Sociology of Science (1973); and Jeffrey Alexander's "General Theory in the Postpositivist Mode," evidently a paper given at a 1988 conference.
In 1990 the anthropologist Alfred Kroeber began a series of encounters that lasted many years with the Yurok Indians along the Klamath River in Northwestern California.
Le Guin's mother, Theodora, was a psychologist and her father, Alfred Kroeber, an anthropologist in Berkeley, California.
So anthropologist Alfred Kroeber describedIshi, last of the Yahi Indians.
142) such as Alfred Kroeber, who wished to work with "pure," culturally intact tribes.
As a result, he found himself increasingly frozen out by professionals, such as Alfred Kroeber, anthropology chair at University of California, Berkeley, about whose refusal to fund one of his research projects de Angulo complained that "decent anthropologists don't associate with drunkards who go rolling in ditches with Shamans" (10).
Waterman and his colleagues, including anthropology department head Alfred Kroeber, took an immediate liking to their outgoing, intelligent boarder.