A symmetrical anthropology that places the study of culture and cosmology squarely within the context of the modern nation-state and its institutions. Kelly explores Indian-white relations as seen through the operation of a state-run health system among the indigenous Yanomami of southern Venezuela.
Provides theoretical and methodological tools for researchers and organizers to best address the specific needs of communities facing language endangerment.
Aboriginal Storytelling and the Ethics of Collaborative Authorship
Focusing on the 1990s, when debates over voice and representation were particularly explosive, McCall investigates a wide range of “told-to” narratives that have shaped the struggle for Aboriginal rights in Canada, and asks what is at stake in crafting a politics and ethics of collaboration.
Struggles over Autonomy
Focusing on sites of friction in property regimes, this book reveals that a politics of place can help local actors build bases of autonomy to withstand, and even reshape, the forces of globalization.
Recognizing Aboriginal Narratives in the Courts
This compelling analysis of Aboriginal, legal, and anthropological concepts of fact and evidence argues for the inclusion of Aboriginal oral histories in Canadian courts, and pushes for a reconsideration of the Crown's approach to oral history.
Receive the latest UBC Press news, including events, catalogues, and announcements.Subscribe to our newsletter now
Read past newsletters