By Michelle M. Jacob
Michelle M. Jacob employs ethnographic case stories to illustrate the stress among reclaiming conventional cultural practices and adapting to alter. via interviewees’ narratives, she conscientiously tacks backward and forward among the atrocities of colonization and the amazing activities of people devoted to maintaining Yakama heritage. Focusing on 3 domain names of Indigenous revitalization—dance, language, and foods—Jacob rigorously elucidates the philosophy underlying and unifying each one area whereas additionally illustrating the significance of those practices for Indigenous self-determination, therapeutic, and survival.
In the impassioned voice of a member of the Yakama kingdom, Jacob provides a quantity that's right away intimate and particular to her domestic neighborhood and that still advances theories of Indigenous decolonization, feminism, and cultural revitalization. Jacob’s theoretical and methodological contributions make this paintings invaluable to a number of scholars, lecturers, tribal neighborhood participants, and execs, and a vital learn for an individual drawn to the ways in which grassroots activism can remodel person lives, groups, and society.
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Yakama Rising: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies) by Michelle M. Jacob