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A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians


A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians


Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology 1. Aufl.

von: Thomas Biolsi

158,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.04.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9781405156127
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 592

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This Companion is comprised of 27 original contributions by leading scholars in the field and summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point. Surveys the full range of American Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic questions to topics concerning religion, language, and expressive culture Each chapter provides definitive coverage of its topic, as well as situating ethnographic and ethnohistorical data into larger frameworks Explores anthropology’s contribution to knowledge, its historic and ongoing complicities with colonialism, and its political and ethical obligations toward the people 'studied'
Synopsis of Contents x Notes on Contributors xviii Introduction: What is the ‘‘Anthropology’’ of ‘‘American Indians’’? 1Thomas Biolsi Part I: Environments and Populations 5 1 Political and Historical Ecologies 7Kenneth M. Ames 2 Historical Demography 24Russell Thornton Part II: Political, Social, and Economic Organization 49 3 Women and Men 51Martha C. Knack 4 Politics 69Loretta Fowler 5 Tribal or Native Law 95Bruce Granville Miller 6 Culture and Reservation Economies 112Kathleen Pickering Part III: Knowledge and Expressive Culture 131 7 Knowledge Systems 133Eugene S. Hunn 8 Oral Traditions 154Rodney Frey 9 Religion 171Raymond Bucko 10 Music 196Luke Eric Lassiter 11 Art 212Rebecca J. Dobkins Part IV: Colonialism, Native Sovereignty, Law, and Policy 229 12 Political and Legal Status (‘‘Lower 48’’ States) 231Thomas Biolsi 13 Political and Legal Status of Alaska Natives 248Caroline L. Brown 14 Federal Indian Policy and Anthropology 268George Pierre Castile 15 Contemporary Globalization and Tribal Sovereignty 284Randel D. Hanson 16 Treaty Rights 304Larry Nesper 17 Education 321Alice Littlefield Part V: Cultural Politics and the Colonial Situation 339 18 Representational Practices 341Pauline Turner Strong 19 The Politics of Native Culture 360Kirk Dombrowski 20 Cultural Appropriation 383Tressa Berman 21 Community Healing and Cultural Citizenship 398Renya K. Ramirez 22 Native Hawaiians 412Cari Costanzo Kapur Part VI: Anthropological Method and Postcolonial Practice 433 23 Ethnography 435Peter Whiteley 24 Beyond ‘‘Applied’’ Anthropology 472Les W. Field 25 Language 490James Collins 26 Visual Anthropology 506Harald E. L. Prins 27 Archaeology 526Larry J. Zimmerman Index 542
"Highly recommended." Choice "Biolsi has produced a rich and comprehensive overview of the field by drawing on senior figures and younger scholars, academics and public intellectuals, and Native and non-Native voices. This volume is required reading for anyone wishing to enter, revisit, or advance the practice of Native American anthropology." Philip Deloria, University of Michigan "This invaluable volume offers the perspectives of individuals whose intellectual, social, emotional, and pragmatic commitment to better understanding our world have earned the respect and attention of Native and non-Native audiences." Tsianina Lomawaima, University of Arizona "This is a sterling compilation, expertly edited, that interrogates the dynamic and often contentious relationship between indigenous peoples and anthropologists." David Wilkins, University of Minnesota
Thomas Biolsi is Professor of Native American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Among his publications are Deadliest Enemies: Law and Race Relations on and Off Rosebud Reservation (2007/2001), Indians and Anthropologists: Vine Deloria, Jr., and the Critique of Anthropology (edited with Larry Zimmerman, 1997), and Organizing the Lakota: The Political Economy of the New Deal on Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations (1992).
The status of American Indians has long been rooted in a view of Indians as members of indigenous polities with distinct cultures. Often, these cultures have been characterized by dominant colonial authorities as ‘savage’ or ‘primitive,’ and it is the discipline of anthropology that, willingly and wittingly, or not, helped to make the idea of ‘the primitive’ into a social reality. Consequently, the ‘tribal slot’ inhabited by American Indians - with both its benefits and its oppressions - is difficult to imagine without the discipline of anthropology. A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians contains 27 original contributions by leading scholars who work actively as researchers in American Indian communities, or on the topic of American Indians. The book summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point. Treated here is the full range of American Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic questions to topics concerning religion, language, and expressive culture. Each chapter provides definitive coverage of its topic while situating ethnographic and ethnohistorical data in a broader framework. This framework includes the linked histories of American Indians and anthropology, the role of continued native resistance in changing both the situation of Indian people and the content of anthropology, and the potential role of anthropology in an anti-colonial project that speaks to the pressing concerns of contemporary Indians.
"Highly recommended." Choice "Biolsi has produced a rich and comprehensive overview of the field by drawing on senior figures and younger scholars, academics and public intellectuals, and Native and non-Native voices. This volume is required reading for anyone wishing to enter, revisit, or advance the practice of Native American anthropology." Philip Deloria, University of Michigan "This invaluable volume offers the perspectives of individuals whose intellectual, social, emotional, and pragmatic commitment to better understanding our world have earned the respect and attention of Native and non-Native audiences." Tsianina Lomawaima, University of Arizona "This is a sterling compilation, expertly edited, that interrogates the dynamic and often contentious relationship between indigenous peoples and anthropologists." David Wilkins, University of Minnesota

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