from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Kroeber, Alfred Louis 1876-1960. American anthropologist noted for his inquiry into the nature of culture. He was influential in the development of anthropology as an academic field.

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


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  • Theodora Kroeber is better known for her book Ishi In Two Worlds, about Ishi, the last surviving member of the Yahi tribe whose people were wiped out by white invasion and genocide.


  • Alfred Kroeber is buried at Sunset View cemetery in El Cerrito.

    Theodora Kroeber

  • Although Coleridge himself winced at Wordsworth's lingering "One Life" pantheism (despite the fact that Wordsworth had gleaned much of it from him) and, in Kroeber's words, would in later years "devote major energies ... to defending a transcendental vision of divinity hostile to Romantic proto-ecological nature poetry" (67), in the waning years of the eighteenth century he generally shared his friend's "proto-ecological" orientation and belief in the divine, and deeply social, power of nature's animals.

    'Sweet Influences': Human/Animal Difference and Social Cohesion in Wordsworth and Coleridge, 1794-1806

  • Her reminiscence of her life with Kroeber is titled, "Alfred Kroeber, a Personal Configuration," (UC

    Theodora Kroeber

  • This is a woman whose father was Alfred L. Kroeber, a man who had a huge impact on the development of social anthropology - and H.J. Muller, who won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, was her cousin.

    Reading, Young and Old

  • Kroeber noted that as the number of young workers declines, the number of factories needing laborers has increased rapidly.

    Wave of Labor Unrest in China Signals End of Cheap Labor | Impact Lab

  • “This is the thin end of a very long wedge,” said Arthur Kroeber, managing director of GaveKal-Dragonomics, a research firm.

    Wave of Labor Unrest in China Signals End of Cheap Labor | Impact Lab

  • Arthur Kroeber , managing director of Beijing-based research firm Dragonomics, said "the revisions aim to create a series that has a closer relation to reality, but the failure of the NBS to produce comparable historical data, or to clearly explain their methodology, detract from progress that is made."

    China Partly Lifts Veil on GDP Data

  • "The first shiv was squarely stuck into flamboyant Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai," wrote Arthur Kroeber in a report for the research firm Dragonomics, adding that we are witnessing the beginning of a leadership struggle.

    Live Tweeting China's Power Struggle

  • "Internationalization of the RMB was dreamed up by Zhou, who conned the leadership into approving it," says Arthur Kroeber , managing director of Dragonomics Research, a Beijing economic-consulting firm.

    Were China's Leaders Conned?


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