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Basso, Keith H. 1940-2013

Overview
Works: 45 works in 240 publications in 3 languages and 8,224 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Sources  Folklore  Case studies  Abstracts  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: E99.A6, 970.3
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Most widely held works about Keith H Basso
 
Most widely held works by Keith H Basso
The Cibecue Apache by Keith H Basso( Book )

20 editions published between 1910 and 1986 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits of "The Whiteman" : linguistic play and cultural symbols among the western Apache by Keith H Basso( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: 'The Whiteman' is one of the most powerful and pervasive symbols in contemporary American Indian cultures. Portraits of 'the Whiteman': linguistic play and cultural symbols among the Western Apache investigates a complex form of joking in which Apaches stage carefully crafted imitations of Anglo-Americans and, by means of these characterizations, give audible voice and visible substance to their conceptions of this most pressing of social 'problems'. Keith Basso's essay, based on linguistic and ethnographic materials collected in Cibecue, a Western Apache community, provides interpretations of selected joking encounters to demonstrate how Apaches go about making sense of the behaviour of Anglo-Americans. The portraits developed in these texts are understood as models of Whitemen and for dealing with Whitemen created by Apaches for Apaches. More obliquely, they also express Apaches' conception of themselves, for 'the Whiteman' has long been a symbol of what 'the Apache' is not. This study draws on current theory in symbolic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and the dramaturgical model of human communication developed by Erving Goffman. Although the assumptions and premises that shape these areas of inquiry are held by some to be quite disparate, this analysis shows them to be fully compatible and mutually complementary. In order to make explicit the meanings of joking texts, Basso examines in detail the abstract principles, both linguistic and nonlinguistic, for constructing and interpreting joking imitations in the context of face-to-face encounters. An exercise in cultural interpretation, this essay is also a study of ethnographic theory, the anthropology of play, American Indian humor, and the function of ethic boundaries in the everyday life of a modern Western Apache community
Western Apache raiding and warfare by Grenville Goodwin( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal narrations from Western Apaches before and just after the various agencies and sub-agencies were established. It also includes extensive commentary on weapons and traditions, with Apache words and phrases translated and complete annotation. Also includes information on Battle of Apache Pass
Meaning in anthropology by Conference on Meaning in Anthropology( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A School of American Research book." "This volume is the result of a conference held on the days of March 18-22, 1974, at the School of American Research, in Santa Fe, NM." Bibliography: p.239-247. Includes index
Wisdom sits in places : landscape and language among the Western Apache by Keith H Basso( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and French and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This remarkable book introduces us to four unforgettable Apache people, each of whom offers a different take on the significance of places in their culture. Apache conceptions of wisdom, manners and morals and of their own history are inextricably intertwined with place, and by allowing us to overhear his conversations with Apaches on these subjects Basso expands our awareness of what place can mean to people. Most of us use the term "sense of place" often and rather carelessly when we think of nature or home or literature. Our senses of place, however, come not only from our individual experiences but also from our cultures. "Wisdom Sits in Places", the first sustained study of places and place-names by an anthropologist, explores place, places, and what they mean to a particular group of people, the Western Apache in Arizona. For more than thirty years, Keith Basso has been doing fieldwork among the Western Apache, and now he shares with us what he has learned of Apache place-names where they come from and what they mean to Apaches
Apachean culture history and ethnology( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senses of place( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight respected ethnographers explore and evoke the ways in which people experience, express, imagine, and know the places in which they live
Western Apache witchcraft by Keith H Basso( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An ethnographic contribution describing the beliefs and ideas associated with witchcraft as shared "knowledge" that the Apaches have about their universe. Uncovers the types of interpersonal relationships with which witchcraft accusations are regularly associated and posits explanations for these associations."--Publisher description
Don't let the sun step over you : a White Mountain Apache family life (1860--1975) by Eva Tulene Watt( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the Apache wars ended in the late nineteenth century, a harsh and harrowing time began for the Western Apache people. Living under the authority of nervous Indian agents, pitiless government-school officials, and menacing mounted police, they knew that resistance to American authority would be foolish. But some Apache families did resist in the most basic way they could: they resolved to endure." "Although Apache history has inspired numerous works by non-Indian authors, Apache people themselves have been reluctant to comment at length on their own past. Eva Tulene Watt, born in 1913, now shares the story of her family from the time of the Apache wars to the modern era, particularly offering a wealth of observations about the early part of the twentieth century - a dark and turbulent time when the Apaches' treatment as wards of the U.S. government left much to be desired. The largest body of historical accounts yet set down by a White Mountain Apache person, Mrs. Watt's narrative presents a view of history that differs fundamentally from conventional approaches, which have almost nothing to say about the daily lives of Apache men and women, their values and social practices, and the singular abilities that enabled them to survive." "Illustrated with more than 50 photographs, Don't Let the Sun Step Over You is a book that affords a view of the past that few have seen before - a wholly Apache view, unsettling yet uplifting, which weighs upon the mind and educates the heart. It is an exceptional work in Native American culture, history, and historiography that will be of lasting value not only to scholars in a wide range of disciplines but also to general readers interested in Native American lifeways."--Jacket
Western Apache language and culture : essays in linguistic anthropology by Keith H Basso( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the importance of symbol in the Western Apache language, explaining how such elements as place names, metaphor, and the use of silence define Apache culture
Systems of North American witchcraft and sorcery by Deward E Walker( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gift of Changing Woman by Keith H Basso( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heavy with hatred : an ethnographic study of western Apache witchcraft by Keith H Basso( )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western Apache ecology : from horticulture to agriculture by P. Bion Griffin( )

in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western Apache NT21( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This file contains 48 documents that deal with the White Mountain, Cibecue, and San Carlos Apache Native Americans living for the most part on the Fort Apache and San Carlos Indian reservations in Arizona. The focus is divided between the traditional Western Apache culture of the Pre-Reservation period, and the Post-Reservation period
A Western Apache writing system by Keith H Basso( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To give up on words" : silence in Western Apache culture by Keith H Basso( )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Western Apache writing system : the symbols of Silas John by Keith H Basso( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropological papers, numbers 75-80( )

2 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gift of changing woman by Keith H Basso( )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Portraits of "The Whiteman" : linguistic play and cultural symbols among the western Apache
Alternative Names
Basso, Keith

Basso, Keith 1940-2013

Basso, Keith H.

Basso, Keith H. 1940-

Basso, Keith H. (Keith Hamilton), 1940-

Basso, Keith Hamilton 1940-

Basso, Keith Hamilton 1940-2013

Keith H. Basso Amerikaans antropoloog (1940-2013)

Keith Hamilton Basso

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English (208)

French (2)

Dutch (1)

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Western Apache raiding and warfareWisdom sits in places : landscape and language among the Western ApacheApachean culture history and ethnologySenses of placeWestern Apache witchcraftDon't let the sun step over you : a White Mountain Apache family life (1860--1975)Western Apache language and culture : essays in linguistic anthropology