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We Are Cowlitz : A Native American Ethnicity - Darleen A. Fitzpatrick

We Are Cowlitz

A Native American Ethnicity

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9780761826095
Number Of Pages: 256

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Cowlitz are a Coast Salish group of southwestern Washington who are defined by where they are from, their line of descent, and their level of prestige vis- -vis other groups along the coast and in the interior. In this book, Darleen Fitzpatrick probes the interconnection between culture and the boundaries that surround it, suggesting that Coast Salish ideology, which centers upon a class/prestige system and a code of ethics, links social structure with culture. These features initiate Cowlitz ethnic boundaries and the development of related cultural signs, which both transmit and communicate Cowlitz collective ethnic identity, as well as salience of ethnicity. Dr. Fitzpatrick provides a modest semiotic analysis of culture that distinguishes the cultural signs Cowlitz expresses, some of which are not attached to the ideology, to help readers understand their meaning.

The problemp. 1
Coast Salish ideology : traditional ethnicityp. 21
Cowlitz ethnicityp. 38
Political and social historyp. 70
Cowlitz litigationp. 97
The Cowlitz communityp. 116
Being Cowlitz : collective identityp. 141
Being Cowlitz : ethnic boundariesp. 165
Being Cowlitz : social recognition and salience of ethnicityp. 179
Being Cowlitz : cultural diacriticap. 203
Image and counter-imagep. 217
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ISBN: 9780761826095
ISBN-10: 0761826092
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 14.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.41