Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache

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University of New Mexico Press #ad - Apache conceptions of wisdom, and of their own history are inextricably intertwined with place, manners and morals, and by allowing us to overhear his conversations with Apaches on these subjects Basso expands our awareness of what place can mean to people. Most of us use the term sense of place often and rather carelessly when we think of nature or home or literature.

Coolly erudite, delightfully entertaining, witty, free of cant and jargon, and so well informed . But it is more than that. Nobody on earth outside of their culture has written about the Apaches as well as Basso does here. The bloomsbury Review. This remarkable book introduces us to four unforgettable Apache people, each of whom offers a different take on the significance of places in their culture.

Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache #ad - . And this is a universal equation, a balance in the universe. An important book by an eminent scholar. Alvin M. For more than thirty years, keith basso has been doing fieldwork among the Western Apache, and now he shares with us what he has learned of Apache place-names--where they come from and what they mean to Apaches.

This is indeed a brilliant exposition of landscape and language in the world of the Western Apache.

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Waterlily

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Bison Books #ad - When blue bird and her grandmother leave their family’s camp to gather beans for the long, threatening winter, they inadvertently avoid the horrible fate that befalls the rest of the family. This new bison books edition features an introduction by Susan Gardner and an index. Ella cara deloria’s tale follows Blue Bird and her daughter, Waterlily, through the intricate kinship practices that created unity among her people.

Waterlily #ad - Waterlily, published after deloria’s death and generally viewed as the masterpiece of her career, offers a captivating glimpse into the daily life of the nineteenth-century Sioux. Luckily, the two women are adopted by a nearby Dakota community and are eventually integrated into their kinship circles.

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Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology Primers in Anthropology

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Wiley-Blackwell #ad - Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology Primers in Anthropology #ad - Presents a highly accessible introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world Combines classic studies on language and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship and assumes no prior knowledge in linguistics or anthropology Features a series of updates and revisions for this new edition, including an all-new chapter on forms of nonverbal language Provides a unifying synthesis of current research and considers future directions for the field.

Revised and updated, the 2nd edition of living language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology presents an accessible introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world through the contemporary theory and practice of linguistic anthropology.

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The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America

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Univ Of Minnesota Press #ad - In the inconvenient indian, thomas king offers a deeply knowing, unabashedly opinionated, darkly funny, and utterly unconventional account of Indian–White relations in North America since initial contact. It is a critical and personal meditation that sees Native American history not as a straight line but rather as a circle in which the same absurd, tragic dynamics are played out over and over again.

Ranging freely across the centuries and the Canada–U. S. At the heart of the dysfunctional relationship between Indians and Whites, King writes, is land: “The issue has always been land. With that insight, genocidal violence, the history inflicted on the indigenous peoples of North America—broken treaties, forced removals, and racist stereotypes—sharpens into focus.

The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America #ad - Both timeless and timely, the inconvenient Indian ultimately rejects the pessimism and cynicism with which Natives and Whites regard one another to chart a new and just way forward for Indians and non-Indians alike. Border, takes an oblique look at indians and cowboys in film and popular culture, King debunks fabricated stories of Indian savagery and White heroism, and articulates a profound, wrestles with the history of Native American resistance and his own experiences as a Native rights activist, revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands.

Suffused with wit, and wisdom, anger, perception, the Inconvenient Indian is at once an engaging chronicle and a devastating subversion of history, insightfully distilling what it means to be “Indian” in North America.

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The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World

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Vintage #ad - This major work of ecological philosophy startles the senses out of habitual ways of perception. For a thousand generations, and they carried on active relationships not only with other people with other animals, rivers, winds, human beings viewed themselves as part of the wider community of nature, plants, and natural objects including mountains, and weather patters that we have only lately come to think of as "inanimate.

How, balinese shamanism, did humans come to sever their ancient reciprocity with the natural world? What will it take for us to recover a sustaining relation with the breathing earth? In The Spell of the Sensuous David Abram draws on sources as diverse as the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, then, Apache storytelling, and his own experience as an accomplished sleight-of-hand of magician to reveal the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment.

The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World #ad - . Winner of the international lannan literary award for nonfictionAnimal tracks, the speech of stones, word magic, the power of letters, and the taste of the wind all figure prominently in this intellectual tour de force that returns us to our senses and to the sensuous terrain that sustains us. On every page of this lyrical work, and an intellectual daring that recall such writers as Loren Eisleley, a precision, Annie Dillard, Abram weaves his arguments with a passion, and Barry Lopez.

He explores the character of perception and excavates the sensual foundations of language, which--even at its most abstract--echoes the calls and cries of the earth.

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Red Alert!: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge Speaker's Corner

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Fulcrum Publishing #ad - Wildcat in this thoughtful, forward-looking treatise. And his influence on American Society. Wildcat yuchi, muscogee is the director of the American Indian studies program and the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. He is the co-author with Vine Deloria Jr.

Red alert! offers insight, hope, and a path forward. Billy Frank Jr. Chairman, northwest indian fisheries commission“What the world needs today is a good dose of indigenous realism, ” says Native American scholar Daniel R. The native response to the environmental crisis facing our planet, Red Alert! seeks to debunk our civilization’s long-misguided perception that humankind is at odds with nature or that it exerts control over the natural world.

Red Alert!: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge Speaker's Corner #ad - Taking a hard look at the biggest problem that we face today—the damaging way we live on this earth—Wildcat draws upon ancient Native American wisdom and nature-centered beliefs to advocate a modern strategy to combat global warming. Of power and place: indian education in America and the co-author of Destroying Dogma: Vine Deloria Jr.

Inspiring and insightful, Red Alert! is a stirring call to action. Daniel R.

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Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming

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Haymarket Books #ad - Under what conditions can traditional beliefs be best practiced?Recovering the Sacred features a wealth of native research and hundreds of interviews with indigenous scholars and activists. Winona laduke was named by Time in 1994 as one of America's fifty most promising leaders under forty. Formal protections exist for Native American religious expression, but not for the places and natural resources integral to ceremonies.

Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming #ad - The indigenous imperative to honor nature is undermined by federal laws approving resource extraction through mining and drilling. In 1996 and 2000, laduke served as Ralph Nader's vice presidential running mate in the Green Party.

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Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society

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University of California Press #ad - But abu-lughod’s analysis also reveals how deeply implicated poetry and sentiment are in the play of power and the maintenance of social hierarchy. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, studying gender relations, morality, Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, and the oral lyric poetry through which women and young men express personal feelings.

First published in 1986, lila abu-Lughod’s Veiled Sentiments has become a classic ethnography in the field of anthropology. What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment and the complexity of culture. This thirtieth anniversary edition includes a new afterword that reflects on developments both in anthropology and in the lives of this community of Awlad 'Ali Bedouins, who find themselves increasingly enmeshed in national political and social formations.

Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society #ad - The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. The afterword ends with a personal meditation on the meaning—for all involved—of the radical experience of anthropological fieldwork and the responsibilities it entails for ethnographers.

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An Introduction to Native North America

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Routledge #ad - Featuring case studies of several tribes, as well as over 60 maps and images, An Introduction to Native North America is an indispensable tool to those studying the history of North America and Native Peoples of North America. An introduction to native north america provides a basic introduction to the Native Peoples of North America, covering what are now the United States, northern Mexico, and Canada.

Sutton has expanded and improved the existing text as well as adding a new case study, and included new perspectives, updated the text with new research, particularly those of Native peoples. In this updated and revised new edition, Mark Q. It covers the history of research, basic prehistory, the European invasion and the impact of Europeans on Native cultures.

An Introduction to Native North America #ad - A final chapter covers contemporary Native Americans, health, including issues of religion, and politics.

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Indigenous Peoples of North America: A Concise Anthropological Overview

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University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division #ad - Muckle also explores the history of the relationship between Indigenous peoples and anthropologists with rigor and honesty. Most books dealing with North American Indigenous peoples are exhaustive in coverage. They provide in-depth discussion of various culture areas which, while valuable, sometimes means that the big picture context is lost.

It integrates a culture area analysis within a thematic approach, covering archaeology, the colonial era, traditional lifeways, and contemporary Indigenous culture. This book offers a corrective to that trend by providing a concise, thematic overview of the key issues facing Indigenous peoples in North America, from prehistory to the present.

Indigenous Peoples of North America: A Concise Anthropological Overview #ad - The result is a remarkably comprehensive book that provides a strong grounding for understanding Indigenous cultures in North America.

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Roots of Our Renewal: Ethnobotany and Cherokee Environmental Governance First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies

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Univ Of Minnesota Press #ad - Although the forced relocation of the late 1830s had devastating consequences for Cherokee society, Carroll shows that the reconstituted Cherokee Nation west of the Mississippi eventually cultivated a special connection to the new land—a connection that is reflected in its management of natural resources.

Until now, scant attention has been paid to the interplay between tribal natural resource management programs and governance models. Carroll describes how the work of an elders’ advisory group has been instrumental to this goal since its formation in 2008. He argues that indigenous appropriations of modern state forms can articulate alternative ways of interacting with and “governing” the environment.

Roots of Our Renewal: Ethnobotany and Cherokee Environmental Governance First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies #ad - Carroll is particularly interested in indigenous environmental governance along the continuum of resource-based and relationship-based practices and relates how the Cherokee Nation, while protecting tribal lands, is also incorporating associations with the nonhuman world. In roots of our renewal, spiritual, clint carroll tells how Cherokee people have developed material, and political ties with the lands they have inhabited since removal from their homelands in the southeastern United States.

An enrolled citizen of the cherokee Nation, Carroll draws from his ethnographic observations of Cherokee government–community partnerships during the past ten years.

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