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Author Cusack-McVeigh, Holly, author

Title Stories find you, places know : Yup'ik narratives of a sentient world / Holly Cusack-McVeigh
Published Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 307 pages)
Contents Preface : my first day in Hooper : a cautionary tale for the anthropologist -- Metaphor and allusion : discourse and metaphors from the land -- The rivers, the mountains, the tundra, and the sea -- 'Too many otters in that one place!' : stories of Palraayak and other water creatures -- 'Assiituq!' : the land can be a dangerous place : understanding the importance of cautionary tales -- Angalkuut : shamans, enemies, and other villages -- The tale of the teakettle ghost : performative aspects of discourse -- Anchoring memory in place : tales of Brother Oscar and the old church -- Haunted places and their symbolic import : narratives from throughout the Yup'ik region -- What haunts these places? : cultural encounters and narratives of resistance -- Sentient places in a sentient world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 13, 2017)
Subject Discourse analysis, Narrative -- Alaska -- Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
Ethnology -- Alaska -- Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
Folklore -- Performance -- Alaska -- Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
Oral tradition -- Alaska -- Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
Shamans -- Alaska -- Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
Storytelling -- Alaska -- Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
Yupik Eskimos -- Alaska -- Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta -- Folklore
Yupik Eskimos -- Alaska -- Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta -- Religion
Discourse analysis, Narrative.
Folklore -- Performance.
Oral tradition.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
Yupik Eskimos -- Religion.
Alaska -- Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017028118
ISBN 1607815834 (electronic book)
9781607815839 (electronic book)