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Symbolic Immortality : The Tlingit Potlatch of the Nineteenth Century (Paperback) (Sergei Kan)

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Decades after its initial publication, Symbolic Immortality retains its status as the most comprehensive analysis of the mortuary practices of the Tlingit Indians of southeastern Alaska—or any other indigenous culture of the Northwest Coast. This updated and expanded edition furthers our understanding of the potlatch ( koo.éex’) as a total social phenomenon, with emotional and religious as well as economic and sociopolitical dimensions. The result is a major contribution to both Northwest Coast ethnology and theoretical literature on the anthropology of death.

Number of Pages: 394
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Native American, Anthropology / Cultural, USA / State + Local / West
Series Title: Naomi B. Pascal Editor's Endowment
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
Author: Sergei Kan
Language: English
Street Date: September 23, 2015
TCIN: 46761662
UPC: 9780295994895
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-7471
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