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Grateful Prey: Rock Cree Human-Animal Relationships
The interaction between religious beliefs and hunting practices among the Asiniskawidiniwak or Rock Crees of northern Manitoba is the focus of Robert Brightman's study. This foraging society, he
Forget Culture: Replacement, Transcendence, Relexification
In his article "How Many Revolutions Can a Linguist Live Through?" Hill (1980:74) thus reflected on one by-product of the generativist revolution in linguistics, the critique of the taxonomic
The Sexual Division of Foraging Labor: Biology, Taboo, and Gender Politics
  • R. Brightman
  • Economics
    Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 1 October 1996
If women's biology is their economic destiny, nowhere is this destiny more inexorable than in anthropological representations of the sexual division of foraging labor. Physically weak, immobilized by
The Windigo in the Material World
Reconsideration of documentary evidence indicates that the Subarctic Algonquian windigo complex was of probable prehistoric inception, that a cor- relative psychiatric disorder entailing
"The Orders of the Dreamed": George Nelson on Cree and Northern Ojibwa Religion and Myth, 1823
Among Anglo-Canadian fur traders of the early nineteenth century, George Nelson stands out for his interest in the life and ways of the native people he encountered. In 1823 Nelson was serving as a
Hierarchy and conflict in mutual being
  • R. Brightman
  • Economics
    HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory
  • 1 June 2013
Comment on SAHLINS, Marshall. 2013. What kinship is—and is not. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
PRIMITIVISM IN MISSINIPPI CREE HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS
The Missinippi Crees of northwestern Manitoba preserve traditions of two primitive anthropomorphic races' chronologically more ancient and culturally less complex than contemporary humans. Dunng the
Voicing the ancestors II
This is the second Forum in which anthropologists give voice to a disciplinary ancestral figure of their choice. The goal is to bring to our attention the wisdom of anthropologists who were prominent
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