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Learning to Be an Anthropologist and Remaining Native: Selected Writings

Learning to Be an Anthropologist and Remaining Native: Selected Writings


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Learning to Be an Anthropologist and Remaining Native: Selected Writings

This prodigious volume represents a landmark assemblage of the significant work of the legendary anthropologist and Native American intellectual Beatrice Medicine.

Included in this retrospective collection are Medicine's clear-eyed views of assimilation, bilingual education, and the adaptive strategies by which Native Americans have conserved and preserved their ancestral languages. The volume also includes Medicine's thoughtful assessments of sex roles in contemporary Native American societies, kinship and family structures, alcoholism and sobriety, the activism implicit in the religious ritual of the Lakota Sioux Sun Dance, and the ceremonial uses of Lakota star quilts.

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ISBN-13: 9780252069796
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 955,684
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1Biographical Essay
1.Learning to Be an Anthropologist and Remaining "Native"3
Part 2Education
2."Speaking Indian": Parameters of Language Use among American Indians19
3.Bilingual Education and Public Policy: The Cases of the American Indian35
4.Contemporary Cultural Revisitation: Bilingual and Bicultural Education50
5."The Schooling Process": Some Lakota (Sioux) Views58
6.Self-Direction in Sioux Education66
7.My Elders Tell Me73
8.Higher Education: A New Arena for Native Americans83
9.The Interaction of Culture and Sex Roles in the Schools91
10.Native American (Indian) Women: A Call for Research108
Part 3Gender and Cultural Identities
11.Changing Native American Roles in an Urban Context and Changing Native American Sex Roles in an Urban Context117
12."Warrior Women": Sex Role Alternatives for Plains Indian Women128
13.Indian Women: Tribal Identity as Status Quo137
14.The Role of American Indian Women in Cultural Continuity and Transition147
15.North American Indigenous Women and Cultural Domination153
16.Carrying the Culture: American Indian and Alaska Native Women Workers161
17.Lakota Star Quilts: Commodity, Ceremony, and Economic Development167
Part 4Beliefs and Well-Being
18.Native American Resistance to Integration: Contemporary Confrontations and Religious Revitalization177
19.American Indian Women: Spirituality and Status191
20.American Indian Women: Mental Health Issues Which Relate to Drug Abuse197
21.New Roads to Coping: Siouan Sobriety207
22.Alcohol and Aborigines: The North American Perspective228
Part 5Families
23.The Changing Dakota Family and the Stresses Therein239
24.American Indian Family: Cultural Change and Adaptive Strategies254
Part 6Anthropology
25.Ella C. Deloria: The Emic Voice269
26.Anthropology as the Indian's Image-Maker289
27.The Native American295
28.Oral History as Truth: Validity in Recent Court Cases Involving Native Americans312
29.Finders Keepers317
30.American Indians and Anthropologists: Issues of History, Empowerment, and Application323
AppendixCurriculum Vitae333

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