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Being and Place among the Tlingit
     

Being and Place among the Tlingit

by Thomas F. Thornton
 

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ISBN-10: 0295987499

ISBN-13: 9780295987491

Pub. Date: 11/28/2007

Publisher: University of Washington Press

In Being and Place among the Tlingit, place signifies a specific geographical location and also reveals the ways in which individuals and social groups define themselves. The notion of place consists of three dimensions-space, time, and experience-which are culturally and environmentally structured. Thomas Thornton examines each in detail to show how individual and

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In Being and Place among the Tlingit, place signifies a specific geographical location and also reveals the ways in which individuals and social groups define themselves. The notion of place consists of three dimensions-space, time, and experience-which are culturally and environmentally structured. Thomas Thornton examines each in detail to show how individual and collective Tlingit notions of place, being, and identity are formed. As he observes, despite cultural and environmental changes over time, particularly in the post-contact era since the late eighteenth century, Tlingits continue to bind themselves and their culture to places and landscapes in distinctive ways.

About the Author:
Thomas F. Thornton is associate professor of anthropology at Portland State University in Oregon

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295987491
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Culture, Place, and Nature Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Tlingit Spelling and Pronunciation Guide     viii
Preface     xi
Introduction: Place and Tlingit Senses of Being     3
Know Your Place: The Social Organization of Geographic Knowledge     36
What's in a Name?: Place and Cognition     68
Production and Place: "It was easy for me to put up fish there."     116
Ritual as Emplacement: The Potlatch/Ku.eex'     173
Conclusion: Toward an Anthropology of Place     189
Tlingit Resources with Seasonality     199
Notes     211
Bibliography     217
Index     237

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