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Aleut identities : tradition and modernity in an indigenous fishery

Author: Katherine L Reedy-Maschner
Publisher: Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2010.
Series: McGill-Queen's native and northern series, 61.
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"Anthropologists, looking at the traditional practices of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic from a western perspective, have often presented them as rigid and unchanging. Presenting a decade of ethnographic research on the Eastern Aleut of the western Alaska Peninsula and Eastern Aleutian Islands, Katherine Reedy-Maschner shows that "traditional" can denote many things and can expand to include full participation
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine L Reedy-Maschner
ISBN: 9780773536821 0773536825 9780773537484 0773537481
OCLC Number: 495781767
Description: xxii, 314 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Nautical nation : indigenous commercial fishing in an Eastern Aleut community --
Identity, status, and the structure of traditional Aleutian Society --
Anthropology in the Pelagic Zone --
Limited entry systems in an Eastern Aleut Community --
Fish wars, identity, and dehumanization --
Disenfranchised Aleuts --
Identity in context --
Appendix : subsistence tables.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's native and northern series, 61.
Responsibility: Katherine L. Reedy-Maschner.

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