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The totem pole : an intercultural history, Aldona Jonaitis and Aaron Glass

Label
The totem pole : an intercultural history
Title
The totem pole
Title remainder
an intercultural history
Statement of responsibility
Aldona Jonaitis and Aaron Glass
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Northwest Coast totem pole captivates the imagination. From the first descriptions of these tall carved monuments, totem poles have become central icons of the Northwest Coast region and symbols of its Native inhabitants. Although many of those who gaze at these carvings assume that they are ancient artifacts, the so-called totem pole is a relatively recent artistic development, one that has become immensely important to Northwest Coast people and has simultaneously gained a common place in popular culture from fashion to the funny pages. The Totem Pole reconstructs the intercultural history of the art form in its myriad manifestations from the eighteenth century to the present. Aldona Jonaitis and Aaron Glass analyze the totem pole's continual transformation since Europeans first arrived on the scene, investigate its various functions in different contexts, and address the significant influence of colonialism on the proliferation and distribution of carved poles. The authors also describe their theories on the development of the art form: its spread from the Northwest Coast to world's fairs and global theme parks; its integration with the history of tourism and its transformation into a signifier of place; the role of governments, museums, and anthropologists in collecting and restoring poles; and the part that these carvings have continuously played in Native struggles for control of their cultures and their lands. Short essays by scholars and artists, including Robert Davidson, Bill Holm, Richard Hunt, Nathan Jackson, Vickie Jensen, Ki-Ke-In, Andrea Laforet, Susan Point, Charlotte Townsend-Gault, Lyle Wilson, and Robin Wright, provide specific case studies of many of the topics discussed, directly illustrating the various relationships that people have with the totem pole. -- From the publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Jonaitis, Aldona
Dewey number
979.5004/97
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.T65
LC item number
J66 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Glass, Aaron
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Totem poles
  • Indians of North America
  • Northwest Coast of North America
  • Mâts totémiques
  • Mâts totémiques
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Indians of North America
  • Manners and customs
  • Totem poles
  • North America
  • Wappenpfahl
  • Nordwestküstenindianer
  • Wappenpfahl
  • Kultur
  • Indianer
  • Nordamerika
  • TOTEM POLES
  • INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA - SOCIAL LIFE AND CUSTOMS
Label
The totem pole : an intercultural history, Aldona Jonaitis and Aaron Glass
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Excursions : toward an intercultural biography of the totem pole -- pt. 1. Totem poles in the colonial imagination -- On commerce and cultures : explorers and merchants encounter carved columns -- The rise and fall of totem poles : the dynamics of settler colonialism and the emergence of anthropology -- "Places of totemic delight" : significant sights/sites on the Northwest coast -- Totems for tourists : on salvage and salvation -- The expansion of totem pole form : minis, maxis, and multiples (or, the small, the tall, and the kitschy) -- pt. 2. The global circulation of totem poles -- Transforming emblems at museums and expositions : poles in the global village -- "Monuments in multichrome" : totem poles and the promotion of place -- Beyond restoration : the work of Wilson Duff -- High art from rainy places : the "Renaissance" of totem carving -- pt. 3. Current cultures of the totem pole -- Beyond fairs : contemporary cultural tourism and ethnokitsch -- Family trees and tribal treaties : on the politics of poles -- Totem poles and the mediation of colonial encounter -- Appendix A: A selected and annotated list of books on totem poles -- Appendix B: Primary eighteenth and nineteenth-century reports of monumental carvings on the Northwest coast (1778-1900) -- Appendix C: A selection of early illustrations of totem poles and major photographic expeditions (1778-1900) -- Appendix D: A selective list of poles collected or commissioned for destinations abroad (1880-1970) -- Appendix E: A selection of totem poles at regional, national, and international expositions (1876-1994) -- Appendix F: A selection of totem poles at British Columbian and Canadian celebrations (1936-1986) -- Appendix G: A selection of poles raised in or for Native communities (1957-1988)
Control code
ocn489003003
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxvii, 331 pages
Isbn
9780295989624
Lccn
2009053809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780295989624
  • (OCoLC)489003003
Label
The totem pole : an intercultural history, Aldona Jonaitis and Aaron Glass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Excursions : toward an intercultural biography of the totem pole -- pt. 1. Totem poles in the colonial imagination -- On commerce and cultures : explorers and merchants encounter carved columns -- The rise and fall of totem poles : the dynamics of settler colonialism and the emergence of anthropology -- "Places of totemic delight" : significant sights/sites on the Northwest coast -- Totems for tourists : on salvage and salvation -- The expansion of totem pole form : minis, maxis, and multiples (or, the small, the tall, and the kitschy) -- pt. 2. The global circulation of totem poles -- Transforming emblems at museums and expositions : poles in the global village -- "Monuments in multichrome" : totem poles and the promotion of place -- Beyond restoration : the work of Wilson Duff -- High art from rainy places : the "Renaissance" of totem carving -- pt. 3. Current cultures of the totem pole -- Beyond fairs : contemporary cultural tourism and ethnokitsch -- Family trees and tribal treaties : on the politics of poles -- Totem poles and the mediation of colonial encounter -- Appendix A: A selected and annotated list of books on totem poles -- Appendix B: Primary eighteenth and nineteenth-century reports of monumental carvings on the Northwest coast (1778-1900) -- Appendix C: A selection of early illustrations of totem poles and major photographic expeditions (1778-1900) -- Appendix D: A selective list of poles collected or commissioned for destinations abroad (1880-1970) -- Appendix E: A selection of totem poles at regional, national, and international expositions (1876-1994) -- Appendix F: A selection of totem poles at British Columbian and Canadian celebrations (1936-1986) -- Appendix G: A selection of poles raised in or for Native communities (1957-1988)
Control code
ocn489003003
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxvii, 331 pages
Isbn
9780295989624
Lccn
2009053809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780295989624
  • (OCoLC)489003003

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