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The Resource Wisdom sits in places : landscape and language among the Western Apache, Keith H. Basso

Wisdom sits in places : landscape and language among the Western Apache, Keith H. Basso

Label
Wisdom sits in places : landscape and language among the Western Apache
Title
Wisdom sits in places
Title remainder
landscape and language among the Western Apache
Statement of responsibility
Keith H. Basso
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This remarkable book introduces us to four unforgettable Apache people, each of whom offers a different take on the significance of places in their culture. Apache conceptions of wisdom, manners and morals and of their own history are inextricably intertwined with place, and by allowing us to overhear his conversations with Apaches on these subjects Basso expands our awareness of what place can mean to people. Most of us use the term "sense of place" often and rather carelessly when we think of nature or home or literature. Our senses of place, however, come not only from our individual experiences but also from our cultures. "Wisdom Sits in Places", the first sustained study of places and place-names by an anthropologist, explores place, places, and what they mean to a particular group of people, the Western Apache in Arizona. For more than thirty years, Keith Basso has been doing fieldwork among the Western Apache, and now he shares with us what he has learned of Apache place-names where they come from and what they mean to Apaches
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Wisdom sits in places : landscape and language among the Western Apache, Keith H. Basso
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-166) and index
Contents
Western Apache pronunciation guide -- Quoting the ancestors -- Stalking with stories -- Speaking with names -- Wisdom sits in places
Control code
ocm33333802
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 171 p.
Isbn
9780826317247
Lccn
95039272
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)33333802
Label
Wisdom sits in places : landscape and language among the Western Apache, Keith H. Basso
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-166) and index
Contents
Western Apache pronunciation guide -- Quoting the ancestors -- Stalking with stories -- Speaking with names -- Wisdom sits in places
Control code
ocm33333802
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 171 p.
Isbn
9780826317247
Lccn
95039272
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)33333802

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