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Ainu Creed and Cult

Author : Neil Gordon Munro
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The first detailed account of the Ainu, the little-known aboriginal people of Japan, Neil Gordon Munro's classic work was based on decades of research in the first half of this century. Munro, a medical doctor who lived and worked in Japan for almost fifty years, studied the Ainu for years before finally going to live among them for the last twelve years of his life. Munro's object in writing Ainu Creed and Cult was not only to give an account of his close observation of this mysterious people and their customs, but also to demonstrate to the world at large and to the Japanese in particular that the Ainu had an independent culture worthy of respect and preservation. The author's unique insider's position among the Ainu enabled him to accurately describe their religious beliefs, homes, ceremonies, social organizations, arts, festivities, and funerary practices. Ainu Creed and Culture establishes the intricacy of the group's spiritual beliefs and ritual practices, a dominant force in their daily lives. Munro's work stands today as a fine example of the anthropological method, as a historical record of those decades at the beginning of the century when the old Ainu ways were still followed, and as an eloquent and timeless plea for the dignity and survival of a minority cultural group.

Ainu Creed Cult

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Politics of Reproductive Ritual

Author : Jeffery M. Paige
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"A welcome addition. They argue that rituals of reproduction in preindustrial societies are essentially political. In these societies, they say, men need to control the reproductive power of women in order to establish political power; where there is no law or central government, ritual is used as a way of gaining control. The type of ritual will vary, they conclude, according to the economic base of the society. . . .for those whoa re interested in the subject, this book is indispensable. Its thesis is challenging and the documentation is excellent. Paige and Paige have mad ean essential contribution to a long debate, and their theory is sure to stir new and lively controversy." --Science Digest This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1981.

Tawada Yoko

Author : Doug Slaymaker
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This collection draws from scholars across different languages to address and assess the scholarly achievements of Tawada Yōko. Yōko, born in Japan (1960) and based in Germany, writes and presents in both German and Japanese. The contributors of this volume recognize her as one of the most important contemporary international writers. Her published books alone number more than fifty volumes, with roughly the same number in German and Japanese. Tawada’s writing unfolds at the intersections of borders, whether of language, identity, nationality, or gender. Her characters are all travelers of some sort, often foreigners and outsiders, caught in surreal in-between spaces, such as between language and culture, or between species, subjectivities, and identities. Sometimes they exist in the spaces between gendered and national identities; sometimes they are found caught between reality and the surreal, perhaps madness. Tawada has been one of the most prescient and provocative thinkers on the complexities of travelling and living in the contemporary world, and thus has always been obsessed with passports and trouble at borders. This current volume was conceived to augment the first edited volume of Tawada’s work, Yōko Tawada: Voices from Everywhere, which appeared from Lexington Books in 2007. That volume represented the first extensive English language coverage of Tawada’s writing. In the meantime, there is increased scholarly interest in Tawada’s artistic activity, and it is time for more sustained critical examinations of her output. This collection gathers and analyzes essays that approach the complex international themes found in many of Tawada’s works.

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Ainu Material Culture from the Notes of N G Munro

Author : Neil Gordon Munro
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Asian Ethnology

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Monographs of the American Ethnological Society

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Journal of the Faculty of Science University of Tokyo

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Ainu

Author : Sakuzaemon Kodama
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The Ainu of the Northwest Coast of Southern Sakhalin

Author : Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
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Ethnology

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European Studies on Ainu Language and Culture

Author : Josef Kreiner
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Mr Ainu

Author : Katarina Sjöberg
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The Ainu the Past in the Present

Author : Fred C. C. Peng
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A Northwest Coast Sakhalin Ainu World View

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Alcheringa

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Academic American Encyclopedia

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Research Resources on Hokkaido Sakhalin and the Kuriles

Author : Masato Matsui
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Anthropology instructor s manual

Author : Dennis Werner
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