Anthropology

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Preserving What Is Valued

Museums, Conservation, and First Nations

UBC Press

What are the “right ways” to preserve heritage? Are the aims and purposes of museums necessarily at odds with those of First Nations? This thoughtful book explores the concept of museum conservation in light of cultural repatriation issues, and helps readers understand the complex relationship between museums and Aboriginal peoples.

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Aboriginal Autonomy and Development in Northern Quebec and Labrador

Edited by Colin Scott
UBC Press

The essays in this volume illuminate key conditions for autonomy and development: the definition and redefinition of national territories as cultural orders clash and mix; control of resource bases upon which northern economies depend; and renewal and reworking of cultural identity.

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In/visible Sight

The Mixed-Descent Families of Southern New Zealand

Athabasca University Press

Drawing on the experiences of mixed-Maori/White families, Wanhalla examines the early history of southern New Zealand, a world in which inter-racial intimacy played a formative role.

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Creation Stories of the Middle East

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This comprehensive study explores the region's 'forgotten' narratives, myths and traditions. Drawing on stories from Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Syria-Palestine and Persia, Wasilewska shows how these narratives of creation, destruction and rebirth reach to the very roots of the Biblical and Quranic Genesis.

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Islands of Truth

The Imperial Fashioning of Vancouver Island

UBC Press

Timely, provocative, and a vital contribution to post-colonial studies, this book questions premises underlying much of present B.C. historical writing, arguing that international literature offers more fruitful ways of framing local historical experiences.

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Potlatch at Gitsegukla

William Beynon's 1945 Field Notebooks

UBC Press

This rare, first-hand, ethnographic account of a potlatch from Tsimshian scholar William Benyon reveals the wonderful complexities of the events that took place in Gitsegukla in 1945.

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Anthropological Approaches to Psychological Medicine

Crossing Bridges

Edited by John Cox and Vieda Skultans
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This text brings together clinicians and researchers in psychiatry and mental health. The aim is to explore what we can learn from anthropology to achieve a contextual understanding of mental illness and health in contemporary society. The book contains a wide selection of ideas, and works well to bridge the gap between anthropology and psychiatry.

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Aboriginal Plant Use in Canada's Northwest Boreal Forest

Canadian Forest Service

This is a handbook of more than 200 traditional plants and their usage among First Nations people in Canada's northwest boreal forest (northern Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta).

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Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage

A Global Challenge

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

An international appraisal of how current legal regimes worldwide fail to protect Indigenous knowledge and what needs to change

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Since the Time of the Transformers

The Ancient Heritage of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht, and Makah

UBC Press

This book examines over 4000 years of culture history of the related Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht, and Makah peoples on western Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula.

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