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The Northwest Coast of North the United States used to be domestic to dozens of local peoples on the time of its first touch with Europeans. the wealthy inventive, ceremonial, and oral traditions of those peoples and their maintenance of cultural practices have made this zone specially appealing for anthropological examine. Coming to Shore presents a historic assessment of the ethnology and ethnohistory of this sector, with distinctive recognition given to modern, theoretically knowledgeable reviews of groups and issues.

The first booklet to discover the function of the Northwest Coast in 3 specific nationwide traditions of anthropology— American, Canadian, and French—Coming to Shore provides specific attention to the significance of Claude Lévi-Strauss and structuralism, in addition to more moderen social concept within the context of Northwest Coast anthropology. furthermore participants discover the blurring limitations among theoretical and utilized anthropology in addition to modern matters resembling land claims, felony justice, environmentalism, fiscal improvement, and museum demonstrate. The contribution of Frederica de Laguna presents a old heritage to the company of Northwest Coast anthropology, as do the contributions of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Marie Mauzé.

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