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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; Religion and american culture (New York. 2002)
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."--Page [4] de la couverture.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael David McNally
ISBN: 9780231145022 0231145020
OCLC Number: 690467374
Description: 1 vol. (XXI-382 p.) : ill. ; 23 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; Religion and american culture (New York. 2002)
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."--Page [4] de la couverture.

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This work presents thoughtful philosophical reflections on the very idea of tradition...the author offers refreshing insights... highly recommended. Choice A terrifically thought-provoking study of Read more...

 
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