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Spider Woman: A Story of Navajo Weavers and Chanters (Hardback)
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Spider Woman: A Story of Navajo Weavers and Chanters (Hardback)

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Hardback 287 Pages / Published: 30/04/1997
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This lively account of a pioneering anthropologist's experiences with a Navajo family grew out of the author's desire to learn to weave as a way of participating in Navajo culture rather than observing it from the outside. In 1930, when Gladys Reichard came to stay with the family of Red-Point, a well-known Navajo singer, it was unusual for an anthropologist to live with a family and become intimately connected with women's activities. First published in 1934 for a popular audience, Spider Woman is valued today not just for its information on Navajo culture but as an early example of the kind of personal, honest ethnography that presents actual experiences and conversations rather than generalizing the beliefs and behaviors of a whole culture. Readers interested in Navajo weaving will find it especially useful, but Spider Woman's picture of daily life goes far beyond rugs to describe trips to the trading post, tribal council meetings, curing ceremonies, and the deaths of family members.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826317933
Number of pages: 287
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 210 x 146 x 25 mm

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