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  Alfred Kroeber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Alfred Kroeber was born on June 11, 1876 in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Kroeber felt that it was vital to understand the monuments in a context linked with the smaller artifacts to form an entire picture of the remnants of a given culture.
Doing the archaeological field work, Kroeber developed a series of accurate methods for excavating sites and developed a means of using seriation, defining relative age by looking at the depth of the find and classified pottery sherds in the field during his work on the Zuni.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/information/biography/klmno/kroeber_alfred.html   (407 words)

  Alfred L. Kroeber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alfred Louis Kroeber (June 11, 1876–October 5, 1960) was one of the most influential figures in American anthropology in the first half of the twentieth century.
Kroeber and Roland Dixon were very influential in the genetic classification of Native American languages in North America, being responsible for groupings such as Penutian and Hokan.
Kroeber was father of the academic Karl Kroeber and the fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin by his second wife, Theodora.
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 Alfred L. Kroeber -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Alfred Louis Kroeber (June 11, 1876 - October 5, 1960), born Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, was one of the most influential figures in American Anthropology in the first half of the twentieth century.
Kroeber is the father of fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin.
Besides Ursula, Kroeber and his second wife, Theodora, had another child together, and he adopted the two children of her first marriage.
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 Theodora Kroeber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Theodora Kracaw Kroeber (1897-1979) was a writer and anthropologist best known for her interpretations of the oral traditions of several native Californian cultures.
Kroeber was born in Colorado and later moved to California, where she studied at the University of California, Berkeley.
After she was left a widow with two children, she studied anthropology, met and married Alfred Kroeber, himself a widower.
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 Alfred Kroeber
Alfred Kroeber is remembered as one of the major figures in the history of American anthropology.
Kroeber taught at U.C. Berkeley from 1901 to 1946, and served as both director of the university's Anthropological Museum as well as curator of Anthropology at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Kroeber is also notable as the father of science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin, and the one-time caretaker of the famous California Indian Ishi.
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 Alfred L. Kroeber Summary
Kroeber was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, June 11, 1876, the son of Florence, a dealer in clocks, and Johanna Mueller Kroeber.
Alfred Louis Kroeber (June 11, 1876–October 5, 1960) was one of the most influential figures in American anthropology in the first half of the twentieth century.
Kroeber and Roland Dixon were very influential in the genetic classification of Native American languages in North America, being responsible for groupings such as Penutian and Hokan.
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 Early Ethnography (11 of 17)
Alfred Kroeber is regarded as the founder of California Indian studies, and his use of the camera as an ethnographic and anthropological tool produced an important collection of California photographs.
Kroeber first arrived in California in 1900, to conduct research for the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Kroeber was officially appointed curator in 1908; he became the Museum's director in 1925.
bancroft.berkeley.edu /Exhibits/nativeamericans/22.html   (212 words)

 Anthropological Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Born in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1876, Alfred Kroeber completed the first Ph.D. in Anthropology to be awarded by Columbia University in 1901 where he studied under Franz Boas.
Kroeber though considered himself primarily an ethnologist, working extensively in North America, conducting fieldwork among the Zuni, Arapahoe, and especially among native Californian cultures, notably the Mohave and Yurok.
Kroeber published many pivotal articles on a variety of ethnological topics and was an innovator in historical approaches and statistical methods.
anthro.amnh.org /anthropology/FindAid/Kroeber.htm   (282 words)

 Theodora Kroeber
Kroeber's most famous work, Ishi in Two Worlds, is to read the story of the reduction of a Northern California tribe, the Yahis, from a group of about 15,000 to a single survivor whose death marked their total extinction.
A bond formed between the two men as Kroeber felt his grief to be understood by a fellow creature to whom grief was the color of life.
Alfred Kroeber's "monument" must be Kroeber Hall, on the south side of the university campus.
www.cateweb.org /CA_Authors/Kroeber.html   (964 words)

 Kroeber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Alfred Kroeber, then a young man and one of his professorial keepers, felt deeply responsible when, in 1911, Ishi died of tuberculosis.
Theodora Kroeber tells us that when she began to draft the story in the 1950s, her husband patiently read her notes and corrected her misinterpretations, while reliving the painful as well as the fulfilling memories.
After her marriage to Alfred Kroeber in March 1926, two more children were born, creating a family of three sons and a daughter, whom we know today as the Oregon-based author Ursula LeGuin.
www2.sjsu.edu /depts/english/Kroeber.htm   (291 words)

 Encyklopedia :: encyclopedia : Alfred Kroeber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Alfred Luis Kroeber (11 czerwca 1876 - 5 października 1960) to amerykański antropolog kulturowy.
Kroeber był ojcem Ursuli Le Guin, znanej pisarki sf i fantasy.
Alfred Kroeber studia skończył w Columbia University w Nowym Jorku, był studentem Franza Boasa.
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 Anthropology Review Database
Alfred Kroeber has published other works (not reviewed) on the Mohave, and is regarded to have been a well respected authority on the Mohave in the early 20th century.
Alfred Kroebar was interested in Mohave warfare and Chooksa homar describes thirteen episodes of inter-tribal war and war with the 'Americans' from 1854 to 1880 (more of that later).
Clifton Kroeber ultimately worked on the manuscript from 1958 to 1970 and it was eventually published in 1973.
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 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Alfred L. Kroeber began his field collecting in California in 1900 as a curator for the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, traveling from the northwestern coast (Yurok) into the central valley (Tule River Yokuts), and to the southeastern region along the Colorado River (Mohave).
After receiving his anthropology doctorate in 1901, the first supervised by Franz Boas at Columbia University, Kroeber returned to the state as an instructor and curator in the University of California department and museum of anthropology, founded in September of that year by Phoebe Hearst.
All of Alfred Kroeber's artifact collecting was conducted as part of this larger cultural survey.
hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu /collections/collect_kroeber.html   (334 words)

 Kroeber, Alfred Louis - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
KROEBER, ALFRED LOUIS [Kroeber, Alfred Louis], 1876-1960, American anthropologist, b.
Like his teacher Franz Boas, Kroeber upheld the tradition of broad scholarship, and he was a major figure in the founding of the modern science of anthropology.
He set forth clearly the relationship of culture patterns to the individual and presented a new concept of society as the interaction of groups and persons.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/K/Kroeber.asp   (333 words)

Kavasuk used Alfred Kroeber, a noted anthropologist from the University of California, as a consultant when he recorded this story somewhere between 1900 and 1910.
Kroeber (and many later American anthropologists who publicly expressed admiration for his work) often made statements of this type, denigrating native Californian religons in casual asides which were deeply offensive to the native peoples among whom they worked.
Kroeber's attachment to the technological fallacy was not focused on the Mohave but was generalized throughout his writings.
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 Alfred Kroeber - Schlauweb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Alfred Kroeber (* 1876 in New York; † 1960 in Paris) war ein US-amerikanischer Kulturrelativist und Schüler von Franz Boas.
Kroeber versuchte das kulturrelativistische Element von Boas zu verstärken, sein bekanntester Artikel ist "the Dufte organic", das Super-Organische von 1917.
Sie kannten niemanden, außer Claude Lévi-Strauss, in dessen Armen Kroeber verstorben sein soll.
www.schlauweb.de /Alfred_Kroeber   (404 words)

 Gay Bears: Alfred Kroeber
Alfred Kroeber and his wife Theodora Kracaw Kroeber were pioneering anthropologists largely responsible for the establishment and growth of the Department of Anthropology at the University of California.
In 1939 Alfred Kroeber published a landmark essay in which he called his fellow anthropologists to task for their reluctance to study the American Indian berdache tradition because of its close link to homosexuality.
For Kroeber, the enlightened treatment of male-male sexuality among “primitive” peoples provided a model from which more “advanced” societies had much to learn.
sunsite.berkeley.edu /gaybears/kroeber   (1004 words)

 The Ishi-Kroeber Case
He became a good friend of anthropologist Alfred Louis Kroeber, whose wife, Theodore, who was a writer, published Ishi's biography in 1961, after her husband's death in 1960.
This aspect shows that Kroeber's intimate friendship with Ishi (Venus) was of the nature of Vesta, that somehow Vesta's interest in the conservation or preservation of the past, of the "cultural heritage" that Ishi incarnated, was to become a very personal or intimate concern for him.
That the story of Ishi is an essential part of that identity is confirmed by the feelings it is able to evoke in the public, mainly through the work of Theodore Kroeber (and the resulting movie) and her husband, one of the "fathers" of American Anthropology.
www.expreso.co.cr /centaurs/posts/bio/ishi.html   (3227 words)

 The Free Press -- Independent News Media - Alexander Cockburn
In 1900, Kroeber, the father of academic anthropology in California, began a series of encounters with the Yurok that lasted many years.
Kroeber answered that he "couldn't stand all the tears" that these topics elicited from his Yurok informants.
Kroeber's remark about the tears reminding me of a sudden outburst from Freud once, to one of his intimates, about the filthy and despicable lives of people who ended up on his couch in Berggasse 19.
www.freepress.org /columns/display/2/2003/712   (1054 words)

 Alfred L. Kroeber Totally Explained
He spent most of his career in California, primarily at the University of California, Berkeley where he worked as both a Professor of Anthropology and the Director of what was then The University of California Museum of Anthropology (now the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology).
Kroeber's relationship with Ishi was made into a film The Last of His Tribe (1992), starring Jon Voigt as Kroeber.
Kroeber was father of the academic Karl Kroeber and the fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin by his second wife, Theodora.
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 Amazon.com: The Archaeology and Pottery of Nazca, Peru: Alfred Kroeber's 1926 Expedition: Alfred Kroeber's 1926 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Published in cooperation with The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois When Alfred Kroeber left Lima, Peru for the ruins of the Nazca region in July 1926, he could have had no inkling of the importance of what he would uncover.
Kroeber's report contains what is still the only complete analysis and seriation of the beautiful painted pottery of Nazca, complete with over 400 photographs and drawings of objects uncovered in the excavations, some in full color.
With careful editing by Collier and Carmichael, Kroeber's work is far ahead of its time methodologically and is still an important source document for contemporary archaeology and art history of South America.
www.amazon.com /Archaeology-Pottery-Nazca-Peru-Expedition/dp/0761989641   (873 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Kroeber, Alfred Louis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Kroeber, Alfred Louis KROEBER, ALFRED LOUIS [Kroeber, Alfred Louis], 1876-1960, American anthropologist, b.
Le Guin, Ursula Kroeber LE GUIN, URSULA KROEBER [Le Guin, Ursula Kroeber], 1929-, American writer, b.
Possessing a keen eye for physical and cultural detail, she uses science fiction to explore contemporary society.
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 The world's top Anthropology websites
Boas's first generation of students included Alfred Kroeber, Robert Lowie, and Edward Sapir.
The publication of Alfred Kroeber's textbook Anthropology marked a turning point in American anthropology.
Whereas Boas picked his opponents to pieces through attention to detail, in Britain modern anthropology was formed by rejecting historical reconstruction in the name of a science of society that focused on analyzing how societies held together in the present.
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 Author Profile: Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula Le Guin was born Ursula Kroeber in 1929 in Berkeley, California.
Her father, Alfred Kroeber, was an anthropologist, and her mother, Theodora Covel Brown Kracaw Kroeber, was author of ISHI IN TWO WORLDS, an ethnography very popular in the early 1960s.
The daughter of distinguished Cal Berkeley anthropologists, Alfred Kroeber and Theodora Kroeber, Ursula K. Le Guin was always surrounded by classical texts on eastern philosophy and ethnographic studies of other cultures.
www.teenreads.com /authors/au-leguin-ursula.asp   (1145 words)

 04.04.2002 - MEDIA ADVISORY: "Alfred Kroeber and his Legacy"
"Alfred Kroeber and his Legacy," a two-day conference featuring distinguished alumni from the University of California, Berkeley's anthropology department, along with other prominent anthropologists from around the world.
They will explore historical highlights of the first century of the department, launched in 1902 with a course taught by Alfred Kroeber.
Karl Kroeber, professor of comparative literature at Columbia University, author of "Artistry in Native American Myths", and son of Alfred Kroeber, talking about his father and anthropological history.
www.berkeley.edu /news/media/releases/2002/04/04_legcy.html   (251 words)

 Kroeber, Alfred L. - AnthroBase - Dictionary of Anthropology: A searchable database of anthropological texts
Kroeber, Alfred L. - AnthroBase - Dictionary of Anthropology: A searchable database of anthropological texts
Kroeber rounded the anthropology department at University of California at Berkeley (1901).
In this article, Kroeber approaches a Durkheimian view of society that was rare in American anthropology.
www.anthrobase.com /Dic/eng/pers/kroeber_alfred_l.htm   (133 words)

 A. L. Kroeber
Kroeber was a prolific writer, publishing over 600 books, articles, and book reviews in ethnology, archaeology, and linguistics
Kroeber, A.L., and Kluckhohn, C. Culture: A critical review of concepts and definitions.
A bibliography of the publications of Alfred Louis Kroeber.
www.roebuckclasses.com /people/thinkers/kroeber.htm   (222 words)

 Institut d'ethnologie, Neuchâtel - 1999 - Séminaire 1 - Bibliographie - Kroeber
- Peruvian archeology in 1942 / A.L. Kroeber.
- "Totem and taboo: an ethnologic psychoanalysis" / A.L. Kroeber.
- "The contribution of A.L. Kroeber to contemporary anthropology" / David Bidney.
www.unine.ch /ethno/biblio/1999kroeber.htm   (910 words)

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