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A companion to the anthropology of American Indians

Author: Thomas Biolsi
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Series: Blackwell companions to anthropology, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A companion to the anthropology of American Indians contains 27 original contributions by leading scholars who work actively as researchers in American Indian communities, or on the topic of American Indians. The book summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Biolsi
ISBN: 9781405182881 1405182881
OCLC Number: 182733621
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: 2004.
Description: xxiii, 567 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : What is the "anthropology" of "American Indians"? / Thomas Biolsi --
Environments and populations: Political and historical ecologies / Kenneth M. Ames. Historical demography / Russell Thornton --
Political, social, and economic organization: Women and men / Martha C. Knack. Politics / Loretta Fowler. Tribal or native law / Bruce Granville Miller. Culture and reservation economies / Kathleen Pickering --
Knowledge and expressive culture: Knowledge systems / Eugene S. Hunn. Oral traditions / Rodney Frey. Religion / Raymond Bucko. Music / Luke Eric Lassiter. Art / Rebecca J. Dobkins --
Colonialism, native sovereignty, Law, and Policy: Political and legal status ("lower 48" states) / Thomas Biolsi. Political and legal status of Alaska natives / Caroline L. Brown. --
Federal Indian policy and anthropology / George Pierre Castile. Contemporary globalization and tribal sovereignty / Randel D. Hanson. Treaty rights / Larry Nesper. Education / Alice Littlefield --
Anthropological method and postcolonial practice: Representational practices / Pauline Turner Strong. The politics of native culture / Kirk Dombrowski. Cultural appropriation / Tressa Berman. Community healing and cultural citizenship / Renya K. Ramirez. Native Hawaiians / Cari Costanzo Kapur. Ethnography / Peter Whiteley. Beyond "applied" anthropology / Les W. Field. Language / James Collins. Visual anthropology / Harald E.L. Prins. Archaeology / Larry J. Zimmerman.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to anthropology, 3.
Other Titles: Anthropology of American Indians
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Biolsi.

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