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Title A kindly scrutiny of human nature : essays in honour of Richard Slobodin / Richard J. Preston, editor
Published Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (140 pages) : portraits
Contents Introduction / Richard J. Preston and Harvey A. Feit -- 1. Richard Slobodin's Ethnography and Human Nature / Richard J. Preston -- 2. Dick Slobodin: The Anthropology of a Divided Self / Sam Ajzenstat -- 3. Slobodin as Example: A Note on a Dialectics of Style / Kenneth Little -- 4. Writing against the Grain of Materialist Orthodoxy: Richard Slobodin and the Teetl'it Gwich'in / Robert Wishart and Michael Asch -- 5. Histories of the Past, Histories of the Future: The Committed Anthropologies of Richard Slobodin, Frank G. Speck, and Eleanor Leacock / Harvey A. Feit -- 6. Slobodin "among the Metis," 1938-98: Anthropologist, Scholar, Historian, and Fieldworker par excellence / Mary Black-Rogers -- 7. Richard Slobodin and the Creation of the Amerindian Rebirth Book / Antonia Mills -- 8. Richard Slobodin as Scholar of Societies / David J. Damas -- 9. Caribou Hunt / Richard Slobodin
Summary A Kindly Scrutiny of Human Nature is a collection of essays honouring Richard (Dick) Slobodin, one of the great anthropologists of the Canadian North. A short biography is followed by essays describing his formative thinking about human nature and human identities, his humanizing force in his example of living a moral, intellectual life, his discernment of people's ability to make informed choices and actions, his freedom from ideological fashions, his writings about the Mackenzie District M?s, his determination to take peoples experience seriously, not metaphorically, and his thinking about
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Slobodin, Richard, 1915-2005.
Anthropologists -- Canada -- Biography.
Ethnology -- Canada, Northern.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Preston, Richard J., 1931-
Slobodin, Richard, 1915-2005.
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