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Kehoe, Alice Beck 1934-

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Works: 73 works in 261 publications in 3 languages and 10,898 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Diaries  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works about Alice Beck Kehoe
 
Most widely held works by Alice Beck Kehoe
North American Indians : a comprehensive account by Alice Beck Kehoe( Book )

32 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a straightforward history of North America. It begins when humans first inhabited the continent, at least fifteenth thousand years ago, and it continues, chronologically, region by region, to the present ... Here you will find the histories of the first nations of North America. Because the continent is so large and diverse, the histories are examined by region, from the rich lands of Mexico, where magnificent cities were built over two thousand years ago, through eastern and western United States, to the challenges of Canada's forests and Arctic coast.-Pref. of 2nd ed
Shamans and religion : an anthropological exploration in critical thinking by Alice Beck Kehoe( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and Portuguese and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The word "shaman" has been used throughout the history of anthropology to describe indigenous healers around the world. In this outstanding text, Kehoe argues compellingly that the term is misused when applied to practitioners other than those from Siberia, where the term originated. Applying critical thinking techniques as a way of examining assumptions presented as fact, she deconstructs many commonly held notions of what shamanism is and isn't, closely critiquing widely cited articles and books on the subject. The problems discussed bring up important anthropological questions not limited to the anthropology of religion. How does the ethnographer distance his or her own (usually Western) socialization when describing the empirical reality of a culture? How does the reader of the anthropological literature do the same when analyzing others' writings? Kehoe maintains that critical thinking, long the fundamental method guiding both academic scholarship and pedagogy, helps answer these questions."--Jacket
America before the European invasions by Alice Beck Kehoe( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America had fifteen thousand years of history before Christopher Columbus kicked-off centuries of European invasions. This book tells the story of the American Indian nations and their world before the Europeans
The land of prehistory : a critical history of American archaeology by Alice Beck Kehoe( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversies in archaeology by Alice Beck Kehoe( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers to introductory students a method of evaluating and assessing these claims about the past in this reader-friendly, concise text. She shows how to use the methods of science to challenge the legitimacy of pseudoscientific proclamations and develop reasonable interpretations on controversial issues
Montana 1911 : a professor and his wife among the Blackfeet : Wilhelmina Maria Uhlenbeck-Melchior's diary and C.C. Uhlenbeck's original Blackfoot texts and a new series of Blackfoot texts by Wilhelmina Maria Uhlenbeck-Melchior( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assembling the past : studies in the professionalization of archaeology( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanding American anthropology, 1945-1980 : a generation reflects by Nancy K Peske( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanding American Anthropology, 1945-1980: A Generation Reflects takes an inside look at American anthropology's participation in the enormous expansion of the social sciences after World War II. During this time the discipline of anthropology itself came of age, expanding into diverse subfields, frequently on the initiative of individual practitioners. The Association of Senior Anthropologists of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) called upon a number of its leaders to give accounts of their particular innovations in the discipline. This volume is the result of
Traveling prehistoric seas : critical thinking on ancient transoceanic voyages by Alice Beck Kehoe( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until recently the theory that people could have traversed large expanses of ocean in prehistoric times was considered pseudoscience. But recent discoveries in places as disparate as Australia, Labrador, Crete, California, and Chile open the possibility that ancient oceans were highways, not barriers, and that ancient people possessed the means and motives to traverse them. In this brief, thought-provoking, but controversial book Alice Kehoe considers the existing evidence in her reassessment of ancient sailing. Her book-critically analyzes the growing body of evidence on prehistoric sailing to help scholars and students evaluate a highly controversial hypothesis;-examines evidence from archaeology, anthropology, botany, art, mythology, linguistics, maritime technology, architecture, paleopathology, and other disciplines;-presents her evidence in student-accessible language to allow instructors to use this work for teaching critical thinking skills."--Publisher's Web site
Amskapi Pikuni : the Blackfeet people by Clark Wissler( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary history of one of the best-known American Indian nations. Written in collaboration with Blackfoot tribal historians and educators, Amskapi Pikuni: The Blackfeet People portrays a strong native nation fighting for two centuries against domination by Anglo invaders. The Blackfeet endured bungling, corrupt, and drunken agents; racist schoolteachers; and a federal Indian Bureau that failed to disburse millions of dollars owed to the tribe. Located on a reservation in Montana cut and cut again to give land to white ranchers, the Blackfeet adapted to complete loss of their staple food, bison--a collapse of what had been a sustainable economy throughout their history. Despite all of these challenges, the nation held to its values and continues to proudly preserve its culture
A passion for the true and just : Felix and Lucy Kramer Cohen and the Indian New Deal by Alice Beck Kehoe( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Felix Cohen, the lawyer and scholar who wrote The Handbook of Federal Indian Law (1942), was enormously influential in American Indian policy making. Yet histories of the Indian New Deal, a 1934 program of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, neglect Cohen and instead focus on John Collier, commissioner of Indian affairs within the Department of the Interior (DOI). Alice Beck Kehoe examines why Cohen, who, as DOI assistant solicitor, wrote the legislation for the Indian Reorganization Act (1934) and Indian Claims Commission Act (1946), has received less attention. Even more neglected was the contribution that Cohen's wife, Lucy Kramer Cohen, an anthropologist trained by Franz Boas, made to the process. Kehoe argues that, due to anti-Semitism in 1930s America, Cohen could not speak for his legislation before Congress, and that Collier, an upper-class WASP, became the spokesman as well as the administrator. According to the author, historians of the Indian New Deal have not given due weight to Cohen's work, nor have they recognized its foundation in his liberal secular Jewish culture. Both Felix and Lucy Cohen shared a belief in the moral duty of mitzvah, creating a commitment to the "true and the just" that was rooted in their Jewish intellectual and moral heritage, and their Social Democrat principles. A Passion for the True and Just takes a fresh look at the Indian New Deal and the radical reversal of US Indian policies it caused, moving from ethnocide to retention of Indian homelands. Shifting attention to the Jewish tradition of moral obligation that served as a foundation for Felix and Lucy Kramer Cohen (and her professor Franz Boas), the book discusses Cohen's landmark contributions to the principle of sovereignty that so significantly influenced American legal philosophy."
Militant Christianity : an anthropological history by Alice Beck Kehoe( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful chronicle of the astounding persistence of Indo-European glorification of battle, morphed into today's militant Christian Right. The book is written as a lively chronicle making clear the astounding power of the ancient cultural tradition embedding our language, and the real battle we face to contain this 'Christian' jihad. Militant Christianity has an extensive history, tracing from Indo-European conquests in the Bronze Age, four thousand years ago, to the AD 312 victory of the ruthless Roman emperor Constantine, and beyond. Indo-Europeans' ethos of war as the natural human condition and glorifying battle persisted through the Protestant Reformation, colonization of America, capitalist industrialization and today's 'marketing era' promoting competition. The book is written as a lively chronicle making clear the astounding power of the ancient cultural tradition embedding our language, and the real battle we face to contain this 'Christian' jihad
Humans : an introduction to four-field anthropology by Alice Beck Kehoe( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans presents the breadth of anthropology in a concise textbook planned for use with supplementary ethnographies. Designed for either an introductory four-field or cultural anthropology course, it covers the basic concepts of linguistics, archaeology, physical and cultural anthropology in a readable style with well-chosen illustrative examples. Instructors have found ethnographies most effective for teaching anthropological understanding; this text's brevity permits the instructor to assign several full-length case studies, without skimping the foundation for a holistic approach. The text covers the discipline and its major sub-fields, with a minimal use of technical terms. Both photo-essays drawn from the author's own fieldwork and examples taken from popular culture work to engage students, prompting them to question how it is we know what we know. A solid foundational text, Humans will suit any program
Solstice-aligned boulder configurations in Saskatchewan by Alice Beck Kehoe( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates eleven Saskatchewan prehistoric boulder configurations to determine whether their rock cairns and lines are likely to have been aligned to astronomical phenomena
The Kensington runestone : approaching a research question holistically by Alice Beck Kehoe( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An excellent pedagogy for critical thinking! In 1898, a farmer in northwestern Minnesota unearthed a large stone engraved with what appeared to be Norse runes carved in 1362. Could medieval Scandinavians have penetrated deep into mainland North America over a century before Columbus discovered the New World? Does the stone provide evidence that forces a rewrite of American history, or was it merely a well-executed hoax? In the absence of written records documenting a Norse expedition into Minnesota, most historians have dismissed what became known as the Kensington Runestone as a hoax. However, Kehoe approaches the question holistically. She examines not only historical and literary evidence, but brings in data from archaeology, geology, linguistics, and biological anthropology. She concludes that the stone's authenticity should not be dismissed as readily as it has been so far, even if that means rethinking deeply ingrained ideas about contact between Europeans! and indigenous Americans."--Amazon.com book description
North America before the European invasions by Alice Beck Kehoe( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"North America Before the European Invasions tells the histories of North American peoples from first migrations in the Late Glacial Age, sixteen thousand years ago or more, to the European invasions following Columbus's arrival. Contrary to invaders' propaganda, North America was no wilderness, and its peoples had developed a variety of sophisticated resource uses, including intensive agriculture and cities in Mexico and the Midwest. Written in an easy-flowing style, the book is a true history although based primarily on archeological material. It reflects current emphasis within archaeology on rejecting the notion of?pre?-history, instead combining archaeology with post-Columbian ethnographies and histories to present the long histories of North America's native peoples, most of them still here and still part of the continent's history."--Publisher's website
Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians by Clark Wissler( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackfoot : NF06( )

in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blackfoot of the United States and Canada consist of three geographical-linguistic groups: the Siksika (formerly called Blackfoot), the Kainai (or Bloods), and the North Peigan and South Peigan (the Blackfeet of Montana). This file consists of 34 documents that focus on the pre-reservation Blackfoot of northern Montana and in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan
Powers of observation : alternative views in archeology( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Shamans and religion : an anthropological exploration in critical thinking
Alternative Names
Alice Beck Kehoe American anthropologist

Alice Beck Kehoe Amerikaans antropologe

Alice Beck Kehoe US-amerikanische Anthropologin

Beck Kehoe, Alice 1934-

Kehoe, Alice

Kehoe, Alice B.

Kehoe, Alice B. 1934-

Kehoe, Alice B. 1936-

Kehoe, Alice B. (Alice Beck), 1934-

Kehoe, Alice Eve Beck

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Shamans and religion : an anthropological exploration in critical thinkingAmerica before the European invasionsThe land of prehistory : a critical history of American archaeologyControversies in archaeologyMontana 1911 : a professor and his wife among the Blackfeet : Wilhelmina Maria Uhlenbeck-Melchior's diary and C.C. Uhlenbeck's original Blackfoot texts and a new series of Blackfoot textsAssembling the past : studies in the professionalization of archaeologyHumans : an introduction to four-field anthropologyThe Kensington runestone : approaching a research question holisticallyMythology of the Blackfoot Indians