9780803299948-080329994X-All My Relatives: Exploring Lakota Ontology, Belief, and Ritual (New Visions in Native American and Indigenous Studies)

All My Relatives: Exploring Lakota Ontology, Belief, and Ritual (New Visions in Native American and Indigenous Studies)

ISBN-13: 9780803299948
ISBN-10: 080329994X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Posthumus, David
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Format: Hardcover 294 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780803299948
ISBN-10: 080329994X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Posthumus, David
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Format: Hardcover 294 pages

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Acknowledged authors Posthumus, David wrote All My Relatives: Exploring Lakota Ontology, Belief, and Ritual (New Visions in Native American and Indigenous Studies) comprising 294 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 080329994X and 9780803299948. Since then All My Relatives: Exploring Lakota Ontology, Belief, and Ritual (New Visions in Native American and Indigenous Studies) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In All My Relatives David C. Posthumus offers the first revisionist history of the Lakotas’ religion and culture in a generation. He applies key insights from what has been called the “ontological turn,” particularly the dual notions of interiority/soul/spirit and physicality/body and an extended notion of personhood, as proposed by A. Irving Hallowell and Philippe Descola, which includes humans as well as nonhumans. All My Relatives demonstrates how a new animist framework can connect and articulate otherwise disparate and obscure elements of Lakota ethnography. Stripped of its problematic nineteenth-century social evolutionary elements and viewed as an ontological or spiritual alternative, this reevaluated concept of animism for a twenty-first-century sensibility provides a compelling lens through which traditional Lakota mythology, dreams and visions, and ceremony may be productively analyzed and more fully understood.

Posthumus explores how Lakota animist beliefs permeate the understanding of the real world in relation to such phenomena as the personhood of rocks, ghosts or spirits of deceased humans and animals, meteorological phenomena, familiar spirits or spirit helpers, and medicine bundles. All My Relatives offers new insights into traditional Lakota culture for a deeper and more enduring understanding of indigenous cosmology, ontology, and religion.

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