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- DescriptionA brilliant, experimental ethgraphy, Brushed by Cedar is destined to change the way anthropologists write about the people they befriend. Crisca Bierwert has created a fresh poststructural ethgraphy that offers new insights into Coast Salish cultures. Arguing against the existence of a master narrative, she presents her understanding of these Native American peoples of Washington state and British Columbia, Canada, through poetic bricolage, offering the reader a pastiche of rich cultural images. Bierwert employs postmodern literary and social analyses to examine many aspects of Salish culture: legends and their storytellers; domestic violence; longhouse ceremonies; the importance and power of place; and disputes over fishing rights. Her reflections overlap as a dialogue would, weaving throughout the book significant threads of Salish kwledge and creating a nauthoritative text that netheless speaks kwingly. This book represents the future of contemporary anthropology. Unlike traditional ethgraphy, it makes attempt to portray a complete picture of the Coast Salish. Instead, Bierwert utilizes a critical and diffuse approach that defies colonial, syncretic, and hegemonic structures and applies advanced literary theory to the creation of ethgraphy. Brushed by Cedar is an important guideline for anyone who writes about other cultures and will be expecially useful to classes in the methodology and history of ethgraphy, as well as to scholars specializing in Native American studies or oral literatures.
- Author BiographyCrisca Bierwert is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She is also the editor and cotranslator of Lutshootseed Texts: An Introduction to Puget Salish Narrative Aesthetics.
- Author(s)Crisca Bierwert
- PublisherUniversity of Arizona Press
- Date of Publication15/03/1999
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationTucson
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Arizona Press
- Weight561 g
- Width162 mm
- Height238 mm
- Spine27 mm
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