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The Resource Rolling in ditches with shamans : Jaime de Angulo and the professionalization of American anthropology, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz

Rolling in ditches with shamans : Jaime de Angulo and the professionalization of American anthropology, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz

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Rolling in ditches with shamans : Jaime de Angulo and the professionalization of American anthropology
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Rolling in ditches with shamans
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Jaime de Angulo and the professionalization of American anthropology
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Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
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eng
Summary
"Rolling in Ditches with Shamans charts American anthropology in the 1920s through the life and work of one of the amateur scholars of the time, Jaime de Angulo (1887-1950). Although he earned a medical degree, de Angulo chose to live on an isolated ranch in Big Sur, California, where he participated fully in the lives of the people who were his ethnographic informants. The period of his most extensive research coincides almost perfectly with the professionalization of anthropology, and de Angulo provides a link between those who are generally recognized as the most important figures of the day: Franz Boas, Alfred Kroeber, and Edward Sapir." "The fields of salvage ethnography and linguistics, which Boas emphasized, were aimed at recording the culture, language, and myths of the Native groups before they became completely acculturated. In keeping with these dictates, de Angulo recorded data from thirty groups, mostly in California, which otherwise might have been lost. In an unusual move for that time, he also wrote fiction and poetry describing the modern lives of the people he studied, something of little interest to Boas but of great interest today."--Jacket
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Leeds-Hurwitz, Wendy
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  • 301/.092
  • B
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index present
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GN21.A6
LC item number
L44 2004
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Critical studies in the history of anthropology
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  • Anthropologists
  • Achomawi Indians
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Anthropologists
  • Angulo, Jaime de
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Rolling in ditches with shamans : Jaime de Angulo and the professionalization of American anthropology, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
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Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-346) and index
  • "Publications by Jaime de Angulo": pages [287]-298
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • txt
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Contents
An overview of Jaime de Angulo's life. Biography ; Key figures -- An analysis of Jaime de Angulo's work. Formulation of underlying questions ; Practical problems ; The Committee on Research in Native American Languages ; The Achumawi ; Work with other groups ; Years of synthesis
Control code
54500064
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 359 pages
Isbn
9780803229549
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004004122
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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Label
Rolling in ditches with shamans : Jaime de Angulo and the professionalization of American anthropology, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-346) and index
  • "Publications by Jaime de Angulo": pages [287]-298
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An overview of Jaime de Angulo's life. Biography ; Key figures -- An analysis of Jaime de Angulo's work. Formulation of underlying questions ; Practical problems ; The Committee on Research in Native American Languages ; The Achumawi ; Work with other groups ; Years of synthesis
Control code
54500064
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 359 pages
Isbn
9780803229549
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004004122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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