A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians

A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians

Editor(s): Thomas Biolsi

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9780631226864

Online ISBN: 9780470996270

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996270

About this Book

This Companion is comprised of 27 original contributions by leading scholars in the field and summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point.

  • Surveys the full range of American Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic questions to topics concerning religion, language, and expressive culture
  • Each chapter provides definitive coverage of its topic, as well as situating ethnographic and ethnohistorical data into larger frameworks
  • Explores anthropology's contribution to knowledge, its historic and ongoing complicities with colonialism, and its political and ethical obligations toward the people 'studied'

Table of contents

    1. You have free access to this content
  1. Part I: Environments and Populations

  2. Part II: Political, Social, and Economic Organization

  3. Part III: Knowledge and Expressive Culture

  4. Part IV: Colonialism, Native Sovereignty, Law, and Policy

  5. Part V: Cultural Politics and the Colonial Situation

  6. Part VI: Anthropological Method and Postcolonial Practice

    1. You have free access to this content

SEARCH