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When Animals Sing and Spirits Dance

Author : Claude Boucher
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When Animals Sing and Spirits Dance is an introduction to the diversity and drama that is the gule wamkulu, the 'great dance, ' of the Chewa people of Malawi. Covering 200 characters bedecked in mask and costume or woven structure, the book reveals not only the physical variety of the characters but also analyzes their songs, dances, and often codified messages that are delivered through word and action. It is through the dancers of the gule wamkulu that the ancestors communicate with the living and give instructions on how to abide by the code of moral conduct, the mwambo. It is also through the great dance that we can glean intimate insight into the values and worldview of the Chewa. Illustrated throughout with color photographs and original artwork, When Animals Sing and Spirits Dance is a lively interpretation of the great dance, told very much in the voice of the Chewa themselves. The songs are interpreted in both Chichewa and English, with appropriate recognition that direct representation is often impossible. The gule wamkulu was declared a masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005. This book is a worthy entrée to the majesty, spectacle, and spirituality that is the great dance.

Faces of a Reservation

Author : Cynthia D. Stowell
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An attractive and perceptive photographic and historical view of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon. 11x11" Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Our Dumb Animals

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Jaguars of the Dawn

Author : Emily Pierini
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The Brazilian Spiritualist Christian Order Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of the Dawn) is the place where the worlds of the living and the spirits merge and the boundaries between lives are regularly crossed. Drawing upon over a decade of extensive fieldwork in temples of the Amanhecer in Brazil and Europe, the author explores how mediums understand their experiences and how they learn to establish relationships with their spirit guides. She sheds light on the ways in which mediumistic development in the Vale do Amanhecer is used for therapeutic purposes and informs notions of body and self, of illness and wellbeing.

Ethnology

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Whale Snow

Author : Chie Sakakibara
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As a mythical creature, the whale has been responsible for many transformations in the world. It is an enchanting being that humans have long felt a connection to. In the contemporary environmental imagination, whales are charismatic megafauna feeding our environmentalism and aspirations for a better and more sustainable future. Using multispecies ethnography, Whale Snow explores how everyday the relatedness of the Iñupiat of Arctic Alaska and the bowhead whale forms and transforms “the human” through their encounters with modernity. Whale Snow shows how the people live in the world that intersects with other beings, how these connections came into being, and, most importantly, how such intimate and intense relations help humans survive the social challenges incurred by climate change. In this time of ecological transition, exploring multispecies relatedness is crucial as it keeps social capacities to adapt relational, elastic, and resilient. In the Arctic, climate, culture, and human resilience are connected through bowhead whaling. In Whale Snow we see how climate change disrupts this ancient practice and, in the process, affects a vital expression of Indigenous sovereignty. Ultimately, though, this book offers a story of hope grounded in multispecies resilience.

Report of the Annual Meeting

Author : British Association for the Advancement of Science
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Report of the Annual Meeting

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Report of the Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

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Report

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The Spirit s Dance in Africa

Author : Esther A. Dagan
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Many Answers

Author : Norman Alger
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Handbook of North American Indians Northwest coast

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The Indicator and the Companion

Author : Leigh Hunt
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Flowers in the Mirror

Author : Ju-chen Li
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Nez Perce Women in Transition 1877 1990

Author : Caroline James
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Traditionally Nez Perce Indian women have held important roles within the tribe. The women conducted vital, routine, day-in and day-out domestic chores as well as maintaining a strong influence in tribal community, culture, and tradition. As white encroachment on Nez Perce lands increased and the missionaries increased their influence, the lives of the Nez Perce changed dramatically. This volume is the first look into the lives and contributions of Nez Perce women as they struggled to maintain their families and communities in times of great change. Nez Perce Women in Transition includes unique individual accounts recorded directly from personal interviews with Nez Perce women ranging in age from twenty to ninety. The narratives, in combination with a broad selection of photographs, present some of the major historical, political, and cultural changes that have occurred and provide an opportunity to view Nez Perce women as they made and continue to make dramatic transitions. Over 160 photographs bring past and present Nez Perce culture to both Native and non-Native readers. Dr. James' intent is not to segregate women and men, but to make more complete the record of Nez Perce people. Learning more about the lives of Nez Perce women adds tremendously to our knowledge of indigenous Nez Perce culture. This work contains important material that adds to our understanding of how Nez Perce women survived the challenges of adapting to the realities of acculturation.

Folk Dance Traditions of India

Author : Shovana Narayan
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Sing sing

Author : Vida Chenoweth
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Reinventing Traditional Alaska Native Performance

Author : Thomas Riccio
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Dr. Riccio's work vividly demonstrates the capacity of the human being, whomever they are, to cross over the gap that unfortunately exists between people. Dr. Riccio through the mechanism of theatre, has cleverly built a bridge between differing worldviews, and has done it well. This kind of bridging is magical and sometimes mystical, which is appropriate for Alaska native cultures and the art of performance.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

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