Symbolic Immortality

Symbolic Immortality

The Tlingit Potlatch of the Nineteenth Century

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Univ of Washington Pr

Decades after its initial publication, Symbolic Immortality retains its status as the most comprehensive analysis of the mortuary practices of the Tlingit Indians of southeastern Alaska—or any other indigenous culture of the Northwest Coast. This updated and expanded edition furthers our understanding of the potlatch (koo.éex’) as a total social phenomenon, with emotional and religious as well as economic and sociopolitical dimensions. The result is a major contribution to both Northwest Coast ethnology and theoretical literature on the anthropology of death.

Publisher: Seattle :, University of Washington Press,, [2015]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: © 2016
ISBN: 9780295994895
Characteristics: xvi, 394 pages : illustrated, black and white photographs ; 23 cm


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