Ethnographic Methods for Local Engagement
The Social Life of Standards reveals how political and technical tools for organizing society are developed, applied, subverted, contested, and reassembled as local communities interact with standards created by external forces.
Ethnography, Colonialism, and the Cannibal Dance
Writing the Hamat̓sa critically surveys four centuries of archival, published, and oral sources to trace the attempted prohibition, intercultural mediation, and ultimate survival of one of Canada’s most iconic Indigenous ceremonies.
Legacies of Colonialism in Museum Documentation
In examining how the technologies of museum bureaucracy – the ledger book, the card catalogue, the database – operate through a colonial lens, Cataloguing Culture shines a light on access to and the return of Indigenous cultural heritage.
The Untold Story of the Métis of Western Québec
Bois-Brûlés shatters the prevailing orthodoxy that Métis communities are found solely in western Canada by demonstrating that a distinct community emerged in the fur trade frontier of Quebec in the early nineteenth century and persists to this day.
Protected Area Creation on Wemindji Cree Territory
In Caring for Eeyou Istchee, Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners reveal how protected area creation presents a powerful vehicle for Indigenous stewardship, biological conservation, and cultural heritage protection.
How Indigenous People Are Reshaping the Northwest Coast Art Industry
Incorporating Culture examines what happens when Indigenous people assert control over the commercialization of their art by instilling the market with their communities’ values.
Everyday Narratives of Muslim Canadians
By showing how Muslim Canadians successfully navigate and negotiate their religiosity in their everyday lives, Beyond Accommodation critiques the reasonable accommodation framework and proposes an alternative picture of how religious difference is worked out.
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