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Honoring elders : aging, authority, and Ojibwe religion

Author: Michael David McNally
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009.
Series: Religion and American culture (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using archival and ethnographic research, Michael D. McNally follows the making of Ojibwe eldership, showing that deference to older women and men is part of a fuller moral, aesthetic, and cosmological vision connected to the ongoing circle of life and tradition of authority that has been crucial to surviving colonization.
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Additional Physical Format: Also issued in electronic format
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael David McNally
ISBN: 9780231145022 0231145020 9780231145039 0231145039 9780231518253 0231518250
OCLC Number: 237199098
Description: xxi, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Aging and the life cycle imagined in Ojibwe tradition and lived in history --
Eldership, respect, and the sacred community --
Elders as grandparents and teachers --
Elders articulating tradition --
The sacralization of eldership --
The shape of wisdom.
Series Title: Religion and American culture (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Michael D. McNally.
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Using archival and ethnographic research, Michael D. McNally follows the making of Ojibwe eldership, showing that deference to older women and men is part of a fuller moral, aesthetic, and cosmological vision connected to the ongoing circle of life and tradition of authority that has been crucial to surviving colonization.

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