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Riassunto: A groundbreaking blend of ethnographic fieldwork and American Indian oral history by a pioneering female anthropologist. Anthropologist Ruth M. Underhill (1883 1984), a widely acknowledged expert on Native American life, published The Autobiography of a Papago Woman in 1936, the first-known oral history of an American Indian woman. The story of Maria Chona, a Papago (Tohono O'odham) woman, is a sequence of intimate episodes and crises from her traditional and nontraditional life, including childbearing, marriages, family and reservation life, song making, and knowledge of practical medicine. The strong Papago fear of women's impurity restricted her, and all females, from having an active role in ceremonial life, yet her independent spirit and dynamic personality led her to challenge tribal taboos.
The rare autobiography of Chona, which forms the core of this historically significant case study, appears in Part II of Papago Woman. Underhill adds interpretive analysis, historical background, and absorbing ethnological descriptions in Part I as well as commentary on Papago views on child training, women, love, and the continuing effects of Roosevelt's New Deal in Part III.
Useful student study questions (by Catherine Lavender) are included.
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Review: "Dr. Ruth Underhill, during three years of ethnological work among the Papago, has not been content to make only the formal report of the culture of these desert people of the American Southwest. From the lips of an old woman, her friend and confidante, she has taken down the story of her life. Hardly at any point was this life touched by our white standards of existence. From the beginning to end it has run a different current, filled with achievements, with joys and sorrows that arose out of the substance of life among her people. Her story—whether she is telling of being given to a husband she has never seen, or of her father's adopting his enemy's scalp into the house¬hold, or of the village ceremonials—sacrifices nothing of the accuracy of an ethnologist's formal account; but it has also what the latter can hardly attain—the breath of life." --Ruth Benedict
Titolo: Papago Woman (Case Studies in Cultural ...
Casa editrice: Thomson Learning
Data di pubblicazione: 1979
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Thomson Learning, 1979. Condizione libro: Very Good. Rev Ed. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP96014579
Descrizione libro Holt McDougal. Paperback. Condizione libro: As New. Only slightly differentiated from a new book. Undamaged cover and spine. Pages may display light wear but no marks. Codice libro della libreria G0030451213I2N00
Descrizione libro Thomson Learning. Condizione libro: Fair. Acceptable condition. Writing inside. Codice libro della libreria A05A-01620
Descrizione libro Thomson Learning, 1979. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria mon0000695838
Descrizione libro 1979. North America, Native Americans. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 98p. Good paperback. Codice libro della libreria -1320014509
Descrizione libro Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1979. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Softcover. Tiny bit of fraying at spine top, former owner's name blacked out on half-title page. 98 pages, map, b/w photos. A reprinting of The Autobiography of a Papago Woman (1936) with addition of substantial sections of description & interpretation by Underhill. Size: 8vo. Codice libro della libreria 010059
Descrizione libro Holt, Rinehart,Winston, 1979. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Good. Typical used book. Underlining. Shipped in well-padded box. Smoke free shop. 0.0. Codice libro della libreria GW-25
Descrizione libro Holt, New York, 1979. PAPERBACK. First edition. 98pp, b/w illustrations. octavo paper Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology cover wear, slight spotting fep otherwise very good. Codice libro della libreria 49794
Descrizione libro Thomson Learning, 1979. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0030451213
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97800304512184.0