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Being and Place among the Tlingit

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Thornton examines the concept of place in the language, social structure, and ritual of southeast Alaska's Tlingit Indians. As he explains, place signifies not only a specific geographical location, but also reveals the ways in which individuals and social groups define themsleves. Thomas F. Thornton is associate? professor of anthropology...

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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...

Table of Contents

Introduction: Place and Tlingit senses of being — Know your place : the social organization of geographic knowledge — What's in a name? : place and cognition — Production and place : "it was easy for me to put up fish there" — Ritual as emplacement : the potlatch / ku.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295800400
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Subject:
Names, geographical
Author:
Thornton, Thomas F.
Author:
Institute, Sealaska Heritage
Subject:
Geographical perception
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Tlingit Indians -- Social life and customs.
Subject:
Alaska Social life and customs.
Subject:
Native North American-General Native North American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2008
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
247

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Reference » Etymology

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"Synopsis" by , "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...
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