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Being and Place among the Tlingitby Thomas F Thornton
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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...
"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.
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