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Upside down : seasons among the Nunamiut, Margaret B. Blackman

Label
Upside down : seasons among the Nunamiut
Title
Upside down
Title remainder
seasons among the Nunamiut
Statement of responsibility
Margaret B. Blackman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the roadless Brooks Range Mountains of northern Alaska sits Anaktuvuk Pass, a small, tightly knit Nunamiut Eskimo village. Formerly nomadic hunters of caribou, the Nunamiut of Anaktuvuk now find their destiny tied to that of Alaska's oil-rich North Slope, their lives suddenly subject to a century's worth of innovations, from electricity and bush planes to snow machines and the Internet. Anthropologist Margaret B. Blackman has been doing summer fieldwork among the Nunamiut over a span of almost twenty years, an experience richly and movingly recounted in this book. A vivid description of the people and the life of Anaktuvuk Pass, the essays in "Upside Down" are also an absorbing mediation on the changes that Blackman herself underwent during her time there, most wrenchingly the illness of her husband, a fellow anthropologist, and the breakup of their marriage. Throughout, Blackman reflects in unexpected and enlightening ways on the work of anthropology and the perspective of an anthropologist evermore invested in the lives of her subjects. Whether commenting on the effect of this place and its people on her personal life or describing the impact of "progress" on the Nunamiut--the CB radio, weekend nomadism, tourism, the Information Superhighway--her essays offer a unique and deeply evocative picture of an at once disappearing and evolving world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blackman, Margaret B
Dewey number
979.8/7
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E99.E7
LC item number
B6562 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nunamiut Eskimos
  • Nunamiut Eskimos
  • Ethnology
  • Anaktuvuk Pass (Alaska)
  • Anaktuvuk Pass (Alaska)
Label
Upside down : seasons among the Nunamiut, Margaret B. Blackman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
August -- Tulugak Lake and beyond -- Maps -- Anaktuvuk pass, you copy? -- They come in; They go out -- Picking -- The upside down season -- Fieldnotes -- Writing history from the pass -- The "new" Eskimo -- Of meat and hunger and everlasting gob stoppers -- Staying home -- Masks -- The only road that goes there the information superhighway -- Remembering Susie Paneak -- The exhibition -- Airplane! Airplaaane! -- Dispatches from the field -- Fifty years in one place -- Weekend nomads -- The things we carry -- Town -- May--north of north -- Ed's place -- Happy July fourth -- Faces of the Nunamiut
Control code
52478510
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 206 pages
Isbn
9780803213357
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003013924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Upside down : seasons among the Nunamiut, Margaret B. Blackman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
August -- Tulugak Lake and beyond -- Maps -- Anaktuvuk pass, you copy? -- They come in; They go out -- Picking -- The upside down season -- Fieldnotes -- Writing history from the pass -- The "new" Eskimo -- Of meat and hunger and everlasting gob stoppers -- Staying home -- Masks -- The only road that goes there the information superhighway -- Remembering Susie Paneak -- The exhibition -- Airplane! Airplaaane! -- Dispatches from the field -- Fifty years in one place -- Weekend nomads -- The things we carry -- Town -- May--north of north -- Ed's place -- Happy July fourth -- Faces of the Nunamiut
Control code
52478510
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 206 pages
Isbn
9780803213357
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003013924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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