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Symbolic Immortality : The Tlingit Potlatch of the Nineteenth Century, Second Edition, Paperback / softback Book

Symbolic Immortality : The Tlingit Potlatch of the Nineteenth Century, Second Edition Paperback / softback

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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.eex') 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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 416 pages, 18 illus., 1 map
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780295994895

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