Faces of the North: The Ethnographic Photography of John Honigmann


ISBN: 9781896219790
Dewey: 305.8
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Author: Bryan Cummins Cummins Bryan
Pages: 192
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John J. Honigmann was an anthropologist of rare energy and talent. In addition to writing numerous books and dozens of articles| he is the only anthropologist whose research and field experience extend across the three northern culture areas of Canada the Western Subarctic| the Eastern Subarctic and the Arctic. Faces of the North presents a record of exceptionally high quality photographs depicting this extraordinary anthropological journey. Cultural anthropologist Bryan Cummins has compiled a written and photographic account of Honigmann s ethnographic work from the 1940s to the 1960s. The result is a stunning ethnohistorical account of Canada s First Nations in the mid-20th century. The author also provides an overview of northern First Nations (Algonkians| Dene and Inuit)| a history of Canadian anthropology and the sub-discipline of ethnographic photography| and a biographical account of Dr. J.J. Honigmann| the acknowledged pre-eminent chronicler of the cultural diversity of Canada s north. His superb photographs| many of which are found throughout Faces of the North| are a rich treasure of ethnographic images depicting Inuit and First Nations culture.”

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Weight 0.87 lbs
Dimensions 9.88 × 6.78 × 0.38 in
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