Standing Up with G a'ax sta'las Jane Constance Cook and the Politics of Memory, Church, and Custom

by Leslie A. Robertson, The Kwagu'l Gixsam Clan

Part of the Women and Indigenous Studies Series

Standing Up with G a'ax sta'las Jane Constance Cook and the Politics of Memory, Church, and Custom Synopsis

A must-read for scholars and students of anthropology, Aboriginal studies, Canadian history, and collaborative research and for anyone interested in the history of the Pacific Northwest.

Standing Up with G a'ax sta'las Jane Constance Cook and the Politics of Memory, Church, and Custom Press Reviews

In this most innovative book, Robertson and the Gix sa m Clan collectively write a book that will quickly become a methodological model for ethnohistorians. The non-linear narrative, with the focus on an interaction between the anthropologist, the indigenous community (Cook's descendants), and the memory of Cook, provides a way of dealing with memory and history through the presentation of multiple voices. As one committee member stated, The book models a collaborative process that more and more of us will be challenged to undertake. I think the future of our profession is that we will be expected to write with, rather than about, Indigenous communities. That this book presented a cohesive narrative about a woman whose life was so complicated and whose memory has been so contested by weaving together the voices of so many contributors is stunning to me. -- Award citation * Wheeler-Voegelin Prize, American Society for Ethnohistory *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780774823852
Publication date: 15th March 2013
Author: Leslie A. Robertson, The Kwagu'l Gixsam Clan
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 596 pages
Categories: History of the Americas,

About Leslie A. Robertson, The Kwagu'l Gixsam Clan

Leslie A. Robertson is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia. The Kwagu'l Gix sa m Clan includes approximately one thousand members descended from a common ancestor. Their cultural root is Tsax is (Fort Rupert).

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