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Writing the Hamat̓sa : ethnography, colonialism, and the cannibal dance

Author: Aaron Glass
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Despite settler attempts to eradicate the Hamat̓sa:, the "cannibal dance" remains an important prerogative of the Kwakwaka'wakw people. While generations of anthropologists sought to document the ceremony's past, the Kwakwaka'wakw adapted and preserved its dramatic choreography and magnificent bird masks for the future. Writing the Hamat̓sa: offers a critical survey of efforts to record and interpret the ritual  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Glass, Aaron.
Writing the Hamat̓sa.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2021
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Glass
ISBN: 0774863773 9780774863773
OCLC Number: 1162534064
Description: xviii, 489 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Chief William Cranmer/T llakwagila ( Na mg is Nation) Prologue: Points of Arrival and Departure Introduction: From Writing Culture to the Intercultural History of Ethnography 1 A Complex Cannibal: Colonialism, Modernity and the Hamat sa 2 Discursive Cannibals:The Textual Dynamics of Settler Colonialism, 1786-1893 3 The Foundations of All Future Researches: The Work of Franz Boas and George Hunt, 1886-1966 4 Reading, Rewriting, and Writing Against: Changing Anthropological Theory, 1896-1997 5 From Index to Icon: (Auto)Biography and Popular Culture, 1941-2012 6 Reading Culture, Consuming Ethnography Afterword: Between This World and That / Andy Everson/Tanis (K omoks Nation) Appendices Glossary Notes; References; Index
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Writing the Hamat sa critically surveys more than two centuries worth of published, archival, and oral sources to trace the attempted prohibition, intercultural mediation, and ultimate survival of  Read more...


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"Aaron Glass explores the multifaceted history of the Hamatsa dance from an intercultural, intertextual viewpoint, demonstrating how it has circulated in various contexts for more than a century. Read more...

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