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The Northwest Coast of North America was home to dozens of Native peoples at the time of its first contact with Europeans. The rich artistic, ceremonial, and oral traditions of these peoples and their preservation of cultural practices have made this region especially attractive for anthropological study. Coming to Shore provides a historical overview of the ethnology and ethnohistory of this region, with special attention given to contemporary, theoretically informed studies of communities and issues.

The first book to explore the role of the Northwest Coast in three distinct national traditions of anthropology— American, Canadian, and French—Coming to Shore gives particular consideration to the importance of Claude Lévi-Strauss and structuralism, as well as more recent social theory in the context of Northwest Coast anthropology. In addition contributors explore the blurring boundaries between theoretical and applied anthropology as well as contemporary issues such as land claims, criminal justice, environmentalism, economic development, and museum display. The contribution of Frederica de Laguna provides a historical background to the enterprise of Northwest Coast anthropology, as do the contributions of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Marie Mauzé.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Editors' Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xxxviii
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  1. Reflections on Northwest Coast Ethnology
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. The Legacy of Northwest Coast Research
  2. p. 5
  1. Text, Symbol, and Tradition in Northwest Coast Ethnology from Franz Boas to Claude Levi-Strauss
  2. pp. 7-22
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  1. Becoming an Anthropologist: My Debt to European and Other Scholars Who Influenced Me
  2. pp. 23-52
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  1. Crossing Boundaries: Homage to Frederica de Laguna
  2. pp. 53-62
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  1. When the Northwest Coast Haunts French Anthropology: A Discreet but Lasting Presence
  2. pp. 63-86
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  1. Structuralism at the University of British Columbia, 1969 Onward
  2. pp. 87-90
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  1. Levi-Straussian Structuralism on the Northwest Coast
  2. pp. 91-106
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  1. Asdiwal: Surveying the Ethnographic Ground
  2. pp. 107-126
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  1. Text and Narratives
  2. p. 127
  1. "Some Mysterious Means of Fortune": A Look at North Pacific Coast Oral History
  2. pp. 129-162
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  1. The Audible Light in the Eyes: In Honor of Claude Levi-Strauss
  2. pp. 163-182
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  1. Voices of One's Life
  2. pp. 183-198
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  1. History and Representations
  2. p. 199
  1. "It's Only Half a Mile From Savagery to Civilization": American Tourists and Southeastern Alaska Natives in the Late 19th Century
  2. pp. 201-220
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  1. "A Magic Place": The Northwest Coast Indian Hall at the American Museum of Natural History
  2. pp. 221-250
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  1. Politics and Cultural Heritage
  2. p. 251
  1. Evolving Concepts of Tlingit Identity and Clan
  2. pp. 253-278
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  1. The Intention of Tradition: Contemporary Contexts and Contests of the Hamat'sa Dance
  2. pp. 279-304
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  1. Rereading the Ethnographic Record: The Problem of Justice in the Coast Salish World
  2. pp. 305-322
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  1. Whiter the Expert Witness: Anthropology in the Post-Delgamuukw Courtroom
  2. pp. 323-338
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  1. "Defining Ourselves Through Baskets": Museum Autoethnography and the Makah Cultural and Research Center
  2. pp. 339-362
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  1. The Geography of Tlingit Character
  2. pp. 363-384
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  1. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Landscape
  2. pp. 385-406
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  1. Contemporary Makah Whaling
  2. pp. 407-420
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  1. References
  2. pp. 421-496
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 497-504
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 505-508
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780803204324
MARC Record
OCLC
57447374
Pages
508
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-11
Language
English
Open Access
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