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Standing Ground : Yurok Indian Spirituality, 1850-1990

Standing Ground : Yurok Indian Spirituality, 1850-1990 - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0520233898

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ISBN13: 978-0520233898
ISBN10: 0520233891
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Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 2002
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Standing Ground : Yurok Indian Spirituality, 1850-1990 - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0520233898

Thomas Buckley

ISBN13: 978-0520233898
ISBN10: 0520233891
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: University of California Press

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

This colorful, richly textured account of spiritual training and practice within an American Indian social network emphasizes narrative over analysis. Thomas Buckley's foregrounding of Yurok narratives creates one major level of dialogue in an innovative ethnography that features dialogue as its central theoretical trope. Buckley places himself in conversation with contemporary Yurok friends and elders, with written texts, and with twentieth-century anthropology as well. He describes Yurok Indian spirituality as "a significant field in which individual and society meet in dialogue--cooperating, resisting, negotiating, changing each other in manifold ways. 'Culture,' here, is not a thing but a process, an emergence through time."

Table of Contents

PART ONE: CONTEXTS

1. The Yurok Reservation
2. Double Helix
3. Native Authors

PART TWO: TESTIMONY

4. Seeing with Their Own Eyes
5. Doctors
6. The GO-Road

PART THREE: UNDERSTANDINGS

7. The One Who Flies All around the World
8. The World
9. Melancholy
10. The Shaker Church
11. Jump Dance

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