Anishinaabe Ways of Knowing and Being

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jul 28, 2014 - Religion - 316 pages
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Very few studies have examined the worldview of the Anishinaabeg from within the culture itself and none have explored the Anishinaabe worldview in relation to their efforts to maintain their culture in the present-day world. This book fills that gap. Focusing mainly on the Minnesota Anishinaabeg, Lawrence Gross explores how their worldview works to create a holistic way of living. However, as Gross also argues, the Anishinaabeg saw the end of their world early in the 20th century and experienced what he calls 'postapocalypse stress syndrome.' As such, the book further explores how the values engendered by the worldview of the Anishinaabeg are finding expression in the modern world as they seek to rebuild their society.

 

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Contents

introduction
1
encounter with Apocalypse
17
Postapocalypse stress syndrome
33
silence and the Anishinaabe Worldview
55
The Quantum nature of the Anishinaabe Language
81
The Comic Vision of the Anishinaabeg
123
The Comic Mind ofthe Anishinaabeg
137
storytelling in the Anishinaabe Context
155
Anishinaabe Rhetoric
169
Anishinaabe Ways ofKnowingand Being viii PART V The AnishinAAbe sPiRiT
205
spiritual growth in Anishinaabe society
225
Cultural sovereignty and the sacred stories
249
Conclusion
263
Bibliography
269
Index
285
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Dr Lawrence Gross (Anishinaabe) is a member of the Minnesota Chippewa tribe, enrolled on the White Earth reservation. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and his Master’s degree from Harvard University. He holds a Master’s degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree from Stanford University in Religious Studies. Dr Gross’s primary research area is Anishinaabe culture and religion, with numerous publications in the field. His article, 'Assisting American Indian Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Cope with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Lessons from Vietnam Veterans and the Writings of Jim Northrup', won the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Writer of the Year, Academic Article 2006-2007 award. He has also published on using American Indian pedagogical methods in the university setting. He has been nominated for numerous teaching awards. He currently serves as the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Endowed Chair of Native American Studies at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California.

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