Esther Schiff Goldfrank

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Esther Schiff Goldfrank (1896 – 23 April 1997) was an anthropologist of the famous German-American Schiff family. She had studied with Franz Boas and specialized in the Pueblo Indians. She worked closely with Elsie Clews Parsons and also with Ruth Benedict on the Blackfoot. She published on Pueblo religion, Cochiti sociology and Isleta drawings.

Esther Schiff Goldfrank married the historian and sinologist Karl August Wittfogel after the death in 1935 of her first husband, Walter Goldfrank.[1]

Selected Works[edit]

  • Changing Configurations in the Social Organization of a Blackfoot Tribe During the Reserve Period (The Blood of Alberta, Canada), J.J. Augustin Publisher, 1945.
  • Isleta Paintings, Smithsonian Institution, 1962.
  • The artist of "Isleta paintings" in Pueblo society (Smithsonian contributions to anthropology), Smithsonian Institution, 1967.
  • The social and ceremonial organization of Cochiti (Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association), Kraus, 1974.
  • Notes on an undirected life: As one anthropologist tells it (Queens College publications in Anthropology, no. 3, 1978.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gloria Levitas, Esther Schiff Goldfrank, p. 120- 126, in Women Anthropologists, Ute Gacs, editor, new ed., University of Illinois Press, Chicago, 1989.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Notes on an undirected life: As one anthropologist tells it (Queens College publications in Anthropology, no. 3, 1978)

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