Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
  1. $18.90 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Quick

    Lauren Owen 9780812993271

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$30.50
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse Native American- General Native American Studies

More copies of this ISBN

Molded in the Image of Changing Woman: Navajo Views on the Human Body and Personhood

by

Molded in the Image of Changing Woman: Navajo Views on the Human Body and Personhood Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

What might result from hearing a particular song, wearing used clothing, or witnessing an accident? Ethnographic accounts of the Navajo refer repeatedly to the influences of events on health and well-being, yet until now no attempt has been made to clarify the Navajo system of rules governing association and effect. This book focuses on the complex interweaving of the cosmological, social, and bodily realms that Navajo people navigate in an effort alternately to control, contain, or harness the power manifested in various effects. Following the Navajo life-course from conception to puberty, Maureen Trudelle Schwarz explores the complex rules defining who or what can affect what or whom in specific circumstances as a means of determining what these effects tell us about the cultural construction of the human body and personhood for the Navajo. Schwarz shows how oral history informs Navajo conceptions of the body and personhood, showing how these conceptions are central to an ongoing Navajo identity. She treats the vivid narratives of emergence life-origins as compressed metaphorical accounts, rather than as myth, and is thus able to derive from what individual Navajos say about the past their understandings of personhood in a worldview that is actually a viable philosophical system. Working with Navajo religious practitioners, elders, and professional scholars. Schwarz has gained from her informants an unusually firm grasp of the Navajo highlighted by the foregrounding of Navajo voices through excerpts of interviews. These passages enliven the book and present Schwarz and her Navajo consultants as real, multifaceted human beings within the ethnographic context.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-286) and index.

About the Author

Maureen Trudelle Schwarz is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816516278
Author:
Schwarz, Maureen
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Author:
Schwarz, Maureen Trudelle
Location:
Tucson :
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Self
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Humanism
Subject:
Navajo Indians
Subject:
Body, human
Subject:
Navajo philosophy.
Subject:
Body, Human -- Symbolic aspects -- Southwest, New.
Subject:
Movements - Humanism
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Navajo Indians -- Psychology.
Subject:
Navajo
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
map GP-691
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
299
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Social Life of Stories Narrative &... Used Trade Paper $7.95

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » Southwest
Humanities » Philosophy » General

Molded in the Image of Changing Woman: Navajo Views on the Human Body and Personhood New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$30.50 In Stock
Product details 299 pages University of Arizona Press - English 9780816516278 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.