Telling Our Selves / Edition 1

Telling Our Selves / Edition 1

by Chase Hensel
     
 

In this book, Chase Hensel examines how Yup'ik Eskimos and non-natives construct and maintain gender and ethnic identities through strategic talk about hunting, fishing, and processing. Although ethnicity is overtly constructed in terms of either/or categories, the discourse of Bethel residents suggests that their actual concern is less with whether one is native

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In this book, Chase Hensel examines how Yup'ik Eskimos and non-natives construct and maintain gender and ethnic identities through strategic talk about hunting, fishing, and processing. Although ethnicity is overtly constructed in terms of either/or categories, the discourse of Bethel residents suggests that their actual concern is less with whether one is native or non-native, than with how native one is in a given context. In the interweaving of subsistence practices and subsistence discourse, ethnicity is constantly recreated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195094770
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics Series, #5
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Ch. 1Ethnographic Background and Post-Contact History of the Area19
Ch. 2Contemporary Practices and Ideologies47
Ch. 3Subsistence, Identity, and Meaning81
Ch. 4Subsistence as an Identity Marker103
Ch. 5Development and the Marking of Gender and Ethnicity113
Ch. 6Yup'ik Gourmands: Food and Ethnicity139
Ch. 7Subsistence Discourse as Practice153
Notes191
References203
Index214

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