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The Resource Returns : becoming indigenous in the twenty-first century, James Clifford

Returns : becoming indigenous in the twenty-first century, James Clifford

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Returns : becoming indigenous in the twenty-first century
Title
Returns
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becoming indigenous in the twenty-first century
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James Clifford
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eng
Summary
Returns explores homecomings<U+0127> �the ways people recover and renew their roots. Engaging with indigenous histories of survival and transformation, James Clifford opens fundamental questions about where we are going, separately and together, in a globalizing, but not homogenizing, world. It was once widely assumed that native, or tribal, societies were destined to disappear. Sooner or later, irresistible economic and political forces would complete the work of destruction set in motion by culture contact and colonialism. But many aboriginal groups persist, a reality that complicates familiar narratives of modernization and progress. History, Clifford invites us to observe, is a multidirectional process, and the word indigenous, long associated with primitivism and localism, is taking on new, unexpected meanings. In these probing and evocative essays, native people in California, Alaska, and Oceania are understood to be participants in a still-unfolding process of transformation. This involves ambivalent struggle, acting within and against dominant forms of cultural identity and economic power. Returns to ancestral land, performances of heritage, and maintenance of diasporic ties are strategies for moving forward, ways to articulate what can paradoxically be called traditional futures. With inventiveness and pragmatism, often against the odds, indigenous people today are forging original pathways in a tangled, open-ended modernity --
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1945-
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Clifford, James
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illustrations
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non fiction
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  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Cultural fusion
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Returns : becoming indigenous in the twenty-first century, James Clifford
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-344) and index
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Contents
Prologue Part I 1. Among Histories 2. Indigenous Articulations 3. Varieties of Indigenous Experience Part II 4. Ishi's Story Part III 5. Hau'ofa's Hope 6. Looking Several Ways 7. Second Life: The Return of the Masks Epilogue References Sources Acknowledgments Index
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FIEb17459795
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780674724921
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)840460772
Label
Returns : becoming indigenous in the twenty-first century, James Clifford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue Part I 1. Among Histories 2. Indigenous Articulations 3. Varieties of Indigenous Experience Part II 4. Ishi's Story Part III 5. Hau'ofa's Hope 6. Looking Several Ways 7. Second Life: The Return of the Masks Epilogue References Sources Acknowledgments Index
Control code
FIEb17459795
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780674724921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)840460772

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