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Author Name:    ASCH, Michael

Title:   Kinship and the Drum Dance in a Northern Dene Community

Publisher:    Boreal Institute for Northern Studies / Academic Printing & Publishing, 1988, ISBN:0919058744 

Seller ID:   106692

ASCH, Michael. Kinship and the Drum Dance in a Northern Dene Community. N.pl.: Boreal Institute for Northern Studies / Academic Printing & Publishing,(1988). Pp (6),vii-xi,(1),1-113,(3). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustrated g rey card covers, lettered in white. A volume in The Circumpolar Research Series. "This book features important new information about Dene community life in the 1960s during the crucial period immediately following the movew from bush to town. It is the only book to date which deals extensively with the traditional economy, the structure of Dene kinship and its role in social organization, and the role of the music of the Drum Dance in the social life of the community, under rapidly changing circumstances. This book wil be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of Anthropology, Spciology, Political Science and Native Studies." (from the back cover). Contents : A Dene Account of How the World Was Created. 1. A geographic and historical description of the Pe Ts?h Ki Region. 2. Economic life. 3. Social structure and organization. 4. Kinds of music and instruments in Pe Ts?h Ki. 5. The social organization of the drum dance. 6. The music of the Dene drum dance. 7. On the meaning of the drum dance. Postscript: A perspective from 1988. Appendix A: Transcription of a song. Appendix B: Melodic Sketches. Appendix C: Implications of Dene Kinship for the Structuralist Paradigm. Appendix D: Some Conclusions on Music Analysis. Spine and boards covers sunned, else very good. 24.00


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