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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
Title remainder
becoming indigenous in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
James Clifford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Returns explores homecomings -- 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. The third in a series that includes The Predicament of Culture (1988) and Routes (1997), this volume continues Clifford's signature exploration of late-twentieth-century intercultural representations, travels, and now returns."--Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
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Clifford, James
Dewey number
305.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN380
LC item number
.C59 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Cultural fusion
  • Cultural fusion
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenes Volk
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Kulturelle Identität
  • Tradition
  • Kultur
  • Kalifornien
  • Alaska
  • Ozeanien
  • Ursprungsbefolkningar
  • Ursprungsbefolkningar
Label
Returns : becoming indigenous in the twenty-first century, James Clifford
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=41169
Instantiates
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
Among histories -- Indigenous articulations -- Varieties of indigenous experience -- Ishi's story -- Hau'ofa's hope -- Looking several ways -- Second life : the return of the masks
Control code
ocn840460772
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780674724921
Lccn
2013012423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022804030
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674724921
  • (OCoLC)840460772
Label
Returns : becoming indigenous in the twenty-first century, James Clifford
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=41169
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
Among histories -- Indigenous articulations -- Varieties of indigenous experience -- Ishi's story -- Hau'ofa's hope -- Looking several ways -- Second life : the return of the masks
Control code
ocn840460772
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780674724921
Lccn
2013012423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022804030
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674724921
  • (OCoLC)840460772

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