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Boundaries and Passages: Rule and Ritual in Yup'ik Eskimo Oral Tradition

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This book brings together as complete a record of traditional Yup’ik rules and rituals as is possible in the late twentieth century. Incorporating elders’ recollections of the system of ruled boundaries and ritual passages that guided their parents and grandparents a century ago, Ann Fienup-Riordan brings into focus the complex, creative Yup’ik world view—expressed by cere ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published September 15th 1995 by University of Oklahoma Press
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Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
SPOILERS many quotes from book. "Making a way" is an explicit metaphor used to describe the Yup'ik view of the world. Concept:They lived in an undifferentiated universe & the rules for living & ritual activity focused on the construction of boundaries and passages to circumscribe & control the flow of activity within the undifferentiated universe.
Making distinctions is cultural, not natural (ie our western culture separates the human from Nature). ("but we're part of this world" Sam
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