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The Totem Pole: An Intercultural History

Aldona Jonaitis, Aaron Glass
Format
Book
Published
Seattle : University of Washington Press ; Vancouver, BC : Douglas & McIntyre, c2010.
Language
English
ISBN
9780295989624 (Univ. of Washington Press : cloth : alk. paper), 0295989629 (Univ. of Washington Press : cloth : alk. paper), 9781553654216 (Douglas & McIntyre), 1553654218 (Douglas & McIntyre)
Contents
  • Excursions : toward an intercultural biography of the totem pole
  • pt. 1. Totem poles in the colonial imagination
  • On commerce and cultures : explorers and merchants encounter carved columns
  • The rise and fall of totem poles : the dynamics of settler colonialism and the emergence of anthropology
  • "Places of totemic delight" : significant sights/sites on the Northwest coast
  • Totems for tourists : on salvage and salvation
  • The expansion of totem pole form : minis, maxis, and multiples (or, the small, the tall, and the kitschy)
  • pt. 2. The global circulation of totem poles
  • Transforming emblems at museums and expositions : poles in the global village
  • "Monuments in multichrome" : totem poles and the promotion of place
  • Beyond restoration : the work of Wilson Duff
  • High art from rainy places : the "Renaissance" of totem carving
  • pt. 3. Current cultures of the totem pole
  • Beyond fairs : contemporary cultural tourism and ethnokitsch
  • Family trees and tribal treaties : on the politics of poles
  • Totem poles and the mediation of colonial encounter.
Description
xxvii, 331 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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