Symbolic Immortality : The Tlingit Potlatch of the Nineteenth Century, Second Edition Paperback / softback
by Sergei Kan
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 416 pages, 18 illus., 1 map
- Publisher: University of Washington Press
- Publication Date: 01/12/2015
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9780295994895
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