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Faris, James.C
The Nightway chant is a Navajo healing ceremonial that extends over several days and incorporates songs, prayers, sandpaintings and the use of sacred material objects such as masks. This is the first substantive study of the ceremonial in fifty years, the text traces the history and genealogies of Nightway medicine men together with the history of the recording and documentation of the chantway by non-Navajo observers. 22 colour plates of previously unpublished sandpainting reproduction. Slight rubbing and chipping on joints of spine at back towards head and slight rubbing to edges.288pp.
The University of New Mexico Press, 1994, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: . First Paperback Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 082631564X
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Inventory #1628
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.38 approx. - € 13.88 approx.)
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Edited By Ostrem, Eyolf Etc.
The concepts of genre and ritual are central for the overall occupation with the relationship between the History of the Arts and the History of Christianity in Western Culture. In particular, these two concepts have important bearings for the research carried out at the Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals which has been established at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagen through funding from the Danish National Research Foundation. The first of the annual conferences of the Centre was dedicated to the question of ritual and genre. The present volume was planned on the basis of this conference: a collection of 15 essays with a wide range of topics both in terms of chronology and subject matter. The individual essays have been written partly by scholars at the Centre, partly by colleagues from universities in Denmark, Norway , Sweden, Germany and the USA with which the Centre collaborates. The aims has been to publish a volume which in a facetted way sheds light on the complex relationship between the two broad and difficult terms, genre and ritual, within the cultural history of Europe.336pp.
Museum Tusculanum Press, 2005, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8763502410
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Inventory #20759
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.75 approx. - € 27.75 approx.)
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Edited By Roces, Mina and Edwards, Louise
This book explores the ways in which dress has been influential in the political agendas and self-representations of politicians in a variety of regimes from democratic to authoritarian. Arguing that dress is part of 'hard core' politics, it shows how dress has been crucial to the constructions of nationhood and national identities in both Asia and the Americas. Since dress has been a marker of identity and status, chapters engage with the gendering of the politics of dress, discussing how women have become bearers and wearers of 'national tradition' and how men and women's dress reflect their political positions in the nation-state. It examines the magical power of cloth, the meanings of batik and design, the holy status of uncut cloth versus cut cloth, and the quaint combination of non-Western with Western attire. This collection of pioneering essays fills a vacuum in the largely Eurocentric field of dress studies, demanding that attention be paid to Asia and the Americas as major sites of vestimentary creativity. 276pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2010, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845193997
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Inventory #21757
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.20 approx. - € 22.20 approx.)
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Edited By Strelein, Lisa
This book provides a solid understanding for readers of the key issues around native title from the minds of leading thinkers, commentators and senior jurists. It consolidates 16 papers presented to the national Native Title Conference since the historic Mabo judgement. Taken together, these commentators tie native title to the fundamental issue of the place of Indigenous people within the Australian political and legal framework, and national identity. With contributions about New Zealand, the USA and development in the UN, it also provides a comparative understanding of international Indigenous land rights and interests. 346pp.
Aboriginal Studies Press, 2010, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780855757144
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Inventory #24907
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.20 approx. - € 22.20 approx.)
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Minear, Tish and Limon, Janet
The Ancient Pueblo people, also known mistakenly as the Anasazi, were a prehistoric Native American culture located around the present day 'Four Corners' areas of the Southwest United States. This area encompasses the Colorado Plateau, and extends from central New Mexico to southern Nevada, Utah and Arizona. The topography of this panoramic region varies greatly, including high plateaus, vast horizontal mesas, sleep walled canyons, and sandstone windows and bridges sculpted by water erosion. In cliff areas with harder stone, rock overhangs formed and served as building sites for adobe dwellings often accessible only by rope or rock climbing. Numerous national parks and monuments such as Mesa Verde, Grand Canyon, Sunset Crater and Chaco Canyon provide stunning scenery and a well-preserved window into the area's fascinating prehistoric past.Divided geographically, this expanded edition includes tips on visiting reservations, attending ceremonies, buying arts and crafts, and adjusting to 'Indian time'. The revised format provides easy reader access to a wealth of information, and includes dozens of new sites, selected places to stay, eat and shop, a calendar of various powwows and other tribal ceremonies, a section on language, points of interest, maps, and 16 pages of full colour photographs. This book also examines locations such as the Gila Cliff Dwellings Monument, the Taos Pueblo, and The Denver Art Museum, which houses an extensive collection of North American native art. 481pp.
Hippocrene Books Inc., 2009, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Expanded Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780781811989
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Inventory #23817
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.38 approx. - € 13.88 approx.)
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