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Circumpolar religion and ecology : an anthropology of the north / edited by Takashi Irimoto and Takako Yamada.

By: Irimoto, Takashi
Contributor(s): Yamada, Takako
Language: English Publisher: Tokyo : University of Tokyo Press, 1994.Description: xiv, 458p. : ill., diagrs., maps, tables ; 24cm.ISBN: 0860085155
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Includes bibls. - Map on end-papers. - Compiled to commemorate the founding of the International Northern Studies Association. - Contents: 1. Northern studies: past and present. Ainu gods and beliefs / Tatsujiro Kuzuno; Some early circumpolar studies / Frederica de Laguna. 2. Religion and ecology in the north and among the Ainu. The animal cult of northern hunter- gatherers: patterns and their ecological implications / Hitoshi Watanabe; Animals as the intersection of religion with ecology: an Ainu example / Takako Yamada; Animal cults and ecology: Ainu and east Siberian examples / Alexander B. Spevakovsky (Aleksandr B. Spevakovskii); Shamanism: a religion of nature? / Roberte N. Hamayon; The annual cycle of the ancient Emishi / Taryo Obayashi; The relation between symbol and ecology / Katsuyoshi Fukui. 3. Religion and ecology of Alaskan Eskimo and Canadian Inuit. The effect of contact on the religion of Inupiat Eskimos / Edith Turner; Rationality and resource use among hunters / Ernest S. Burch, Jr.; Brother moon, sister sun, and the direction of the world: from Arctic cosmography to Inuit cosmology / Bernard Saladin d'Anglure; Religious syncretism as cultural dynamic / Lydia T. Black; Why become Christian?: hypotheses on the Christianization of the Canadian Inuit / Nobuhiro Kishigami; The Yupik world seen through linguistic demonstratives / Osahito Miyaoka; Social linkage of ecology and religion in ecological anthropological studies / Makoto Kakeya. 4. Religion and ecology of North American Indians. Inverted sacrifice / Henry S. Sharp; Tools in the mind: Northern Athapaskan ecology, religion and technology / Robin Ridington; Dreaming of animals: the Waswanipi Cree shaking tent ceremony in relation to environment, hunting and missionization / Harvey A. Feit; Religion, ecology and behavioral strategy: a comparison of Ainu and Northern Athapaskan / Takashi Irimoto; The mythological world of Jomon culture / Masaki Nishida. 5. Religion and ecology of northern Eurasian/Siberian peoples. Religion and environment among the Saami: an ecological study / Ake Hultkrantz; Shamanism as the expression of northern identity / Juha Pentikäinen; Economic-cultural types and historical-ethnographic regions in the lower Amur basin and Sakhalin island / Shiro Sasaki; Long-term survival and changing social organization among the Gidra Papuaus: comparison with peoples of the north / Ryutaro Ohtsuka. 6. Concluding remarks. Anthropology of the North / Takashi Irimoto.