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Dancing with a ghost : exploring Aboriginal reality / Rupert Ross.

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Location: Fennell STACKS E99.C88 .R67 2006
Barcode: 30731101223802
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 0143054260
  • ISBN: 9780143054269
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 220 p. : map ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2006.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part One : Excavating traditional reality -- Chapter 1. Seeing through the rules -- Chapter 2. Signals of difference -- Chapter 3. Rules of traditional times -- A. The ethic of non-interference -- B. The ethic that anger not be shown -- C. The ethic respecting praise and gratitude -- D. The conservation-withdrawal tactic -- E. The the notion that the time must be right -- Chapter 4. Looking for a synthesis -- Chapter 5. Natural science versus spiritual belief -- Chapter 6. "Being Indian is a state of mind" -- Chapter 7. Poor, nasty, brutish and short? -- Part Two: Understanding the present -- Chapter 8. The changed physical context -- Chapter 9. The sudden losses -- A. Individual freedom of choice -- B. An internal esteem system -- C. The Indian family -- D. Certainty in a Native continuum -- E. The threat of starvation -- F. Integrated existence -- G. Traditional mechanisms for coping -- H. The family-centred in-group -- Chapter 10. The Doctrine of original sanctity -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.:
"A crucial sourcebook for anyone involved with native issues, "Dancing with a Ghost" seeks to bridge the gap which exists between Native American and other groups by examining the traditional Cree and Ojibway world view and by showing why their philosophy so often places them in conflict with the justice system."--GoogleBooks.
Subject: Cree philosophy.
Cree Indians > Legal status, laws, etc.
Ojibwa philosophy.
Ojibwa Indians > Legal status, laws, etc.
Criminal justice, Administration of > Canada.
Aboriginal and indigenous law.
Native peoples > Legal status, laws, etc. > Canada.