Engaging native American publics : linguistic anthropology in a collaborative key / edited by Paul V. Kroskrity and Barbra A. Meek.Material type: TextPublisher: London and New York: Routledge, 2017Description: xi, 207 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9780367874551; 9781138950948; 1138950947Subject(s): Anthropological linguistics -- United States | Indians of North America -- United States -- Languages | Indians of North America -- Languages -- Government policy -- United States | United States -- Cultural policyLOC classification: PM108 | .E54 2017
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: Native American langauges and linguistic anthropology: from the legacy of salvage anthropology to the promise of linguistic self-determination -- Part I. Collaboration -- There's no easy way to talk about language change or language loss: the difficulties and rewards of linguistic collaboration -- Recontextualizing Kumeyaay oral literature for the twenty-first century -- "You shall not become this kind of people": indigenous political argument in Maidu linguistic text collections -- To "we" (+inclusive) or not to "we" (-inclusive): the CD-ROM Taitaduhaan (our language) and Western Mono future publics -- Part II. Circulation -- Future imperfect: advocacy, rhetoric, and public anxiety over Maliseet language life and death -- Perfecting publics: future audiences and the aesthetics of refinement -- Part III. Scaling publics -- "I don't write Navajo poetry, I just speak the poetry in Navajo": ethical listeners, poetic communion, and the imagined future publics of Navajo poetry -- Reflections on Navajo publics, "new" media, and documentary futures -- Labeling knowledge: the semiotics of immaterial cultural property and the production of new indigenous publics.
"Engaging Native American Publics considers the increasing influence of Indigenous groups as key audiences, collaborators, and authors with regards to their own linguistic documentation and representation. The chapters critically examine a variety of North American case studies to reflect on the forms and effects of new collaborations between language researchers and Indigenous communities, as well as the types and uses of products that emerge with notions of cultural maintenance and linguistic revitalization in mind. In assessing the nature and degree of change from an early period of "salvage" research to a period of greater Indigenous "self-determination," the volume addresses whether increased empowerment and accountability has truly transformed the terms of engagement and what the implications for the future might be."--Provided by publisher.