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Author Thornton, Thomas F.

Title Being and place among the Tlingit / Thomas F. Thornton
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press ; Juneau [Alaska] : in association with Sealaska Heritage Institute, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 247 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Culture, place, and nature
Culture, place, and nature.
Contents Introduction: Place and Tlingit senses of being -- Know your place : the social organization of geographic knowledge -- What's in a name? : place and cognition -- Production and place : "it was easy for me to put up fish there" -- Ritual as emplacement : the potlatch / ku.éex' -- Conclusion: Toward an anthropology of place
Summary "In Being and Place among the Tlingit, place signifies a specific geographical location and also reveals the ways in which individuals and social groups define themselves. The notion of place consists of three dimensions - space, time, and experience - which are culturally and environmentally structured. Thomas Thornton examines each in detail to show how individual and collective Tlingit notions of place, being, and identity are formed. As he observes, despite cultural and environmental changes over time, particularly in the post-contact era since the late eighteenth century, Tlingits continue to bind themselves and their culture to places and landscapes in distinctive ways."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-236) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Cultural property -- Alaska.
Geographical perception -- Alaska.
Names, Geographical -- Social aspects -- Alaska.
Tlingit Indians -- Social life and customs.
Alaska -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Sealaska Heritage Institute.
ISBN 0295800402 (electronic bk.)
9780295800400 (electronic bk.)