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Being and place among the Tlingit

Author: Thomas F Thornton; Sealaska Heritage Institute.
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press ; Juneau [Alaska] : in association with Sealaska Heritage Institute, ©2008.
Series: Culture, place, and nature.
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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 detail to show how individual and collective Tlingit notions of place, being,  Read more...
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Thornton, Thomas F.
Being and place among the Tlingit.
Seattle : University of Washington Press ; Juneau [Alaska] : In Association with Sealaska Heritage Institute, ©2008
(DLC) 2007023887
(OCoLC)152580645
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Thornton; Sealaska Heritage Institute.
ISBN: 9780295800400 0295800402
OCLC Number: 775468369
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 247 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.éex' --
Conclusion: Toward an anthropology of place.
Series Title: Culture, place, and nature.
Responsibility: Thomas F. Thornton.
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Examines the concept of place in the language, social structure, and ritual of southeast Alaska's Tlingit Indians. This book makes a contribution to the literature on the Tlingit, the Northwest Coast  Read more...

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