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Do glaciers listen? : local knowledge, colonial encounters, and social imagination.

Author: Julie CRUIKSHANK
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on these contrasting views of glaciers between Aboriginal peoples and European visitors in northern Canada and Alaska, Julie Cruikshank demonstrates how local knowledge is produced, rather  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie CRUIKSHANK
ISBN: 9780774811873 0774811870
OCLC Number: 696113905
Awards: Winner of K.D. Srivastava Award, UBC Press 2006 (Canada)
Winner of Vic Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing, Society for Humanistic Anthropology 2006 (United States)
Winner of Clio Award (North), Canadian Historical Association 2007 (Canada)
Winner of Julian Steward Award, American Anthropology Association 2006 (United States)
Contents: List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The Stubborn Particularities of VoicePart 1: Matters of Locality1 Memories of the Little Ice Age2 Constructing Life Stories: Glaciers as Social Spaces3 Listening for Different StoriesPart 2: Practices of Exploration4 Two Centuries of Stories from Lituya Bay: Nature, Culture, and La Perouse5 Bringing Icy Regions Home: John Muir in Alaska6 Edward James Glave, the Alsek, and the CongoPart 3: Scientific Research in Sentient Places7 Mapping Boundaries: From Stories to Borders8 Melting Glaciers and Emerging HistoriesNotesBibliographyIndex
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Perhaps the crucial word in the title is "Listen." The reader must listen carefully to the words as spoken by others in this beautifully crafted book. Do Glaciers Listen? is a fascinating read. Read more...

 
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