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Gill, Sam D. 1943-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 164 publications in 2 languages and 9,741 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Comedy films  Silent films  Short films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Parodies, imitations, etc  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Performer, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sam D Gill
Dictionary of Native American mythology by Sam D Gill( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 3,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dictionary containing more than 1,300 entries is a careful selection of the distinctive stories, characters, themes, symbols, and motifs that interweave the traditions of over 100 different Native American cultures. The alphabetically arranged entries are rigorously cross-referenced, allowing the reader to pursue in depth a particular path of inquiry. Each entry cites tribal origin and the corresponding geographic region. These regions in turn are keyed to ten tribal territory maps that pinpoint exact tribe locations.--[book jacket]
Storytracking : texts, stories & histories in Central Australia by Sam D Gill( )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Storytracking is a work of theory and application. It is both a study of history and culture and of the academic issues accompanying the interpretation and observation of other peoples. Sam Gill writes about Central Australia, but, more importantly, he writes about the business of trying to live responsibly and decisively in a postmodern world faced with irreconcilable diversity and complexity, with undeniable ambiguity and uncertainty." "Storytracking includes engaging accounts of many of the colorful figures involved in the nineteenth-century development of Central Australia, and it is an argument for a multiperspectival theory of history. It presents descriptions of an important aboriginal culture - the Arrernte - and it critically examines ethnography. It exposes the colonialist underbelly of all modern academic culture study, yet it embraces the situation as one of creative potential, outlining an interactivist epistemology with which to negotiate the classical alternatives of objectivism and subjectivism. Gill presents an examination of the emergent academic study of religion focused on two exemplary scholars - Mircea Eliade and Jonathan Smith - offering a play theory of religion as the basis for innovative critical discussions of text, comparison, interpretation, the definition of religion, academic writing style, and the role of "the other." Based on painstakingly detailed research, Gill exposes disturbing and confounding dimensions of the modern world, particularly academia. Yet, beyond the pessimism that often characterizes postmodernity, he charts an optimistic and creative course framed in the terms of play."--Jacket
Native American religions : an introduction by Sam D Gill( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the cultures of North America, Gill (U. of Colorado-Boulder) introduces a way of trying to appreciate and understand the complexity and diversity of Native American religions that will be academically and humanistically useful. He also looks at aspects of European-American history as sources of widespread misunderstandings about Native American religion
Beyond the primitive : the religions of nonliterate peoples by Sam D Gill( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Earth : an American story by Sam D Gill( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attributed to Tecumseh in the early 1800s, this statement is frequently cited to uphold the view, long and widely proclaimed in scholarly and popular literature, that Mother Earth is an ancient and central Native American figure. In this radical and comprehensive rethinking, Sam D. Gill traces the evolution of female earth imagery in North America from the sixteenth century to the present and reveals how the evolution of the current Mother Earth figure was influenced by prevailing European-American imagery of America and the Indians as well as by the rapidly changing Indian identity
Native American traditions : sources and interpretations by Sam D Gill( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred words : a study of Navajo religion and prayer by Sam D Gill( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American religious action : a performance approach to religion by Sam D Gill( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of life : an introduction to Navajo religious culture by Sam D Gill( Book )

14 editions published in 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing culture religion by Sam D Gill( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this provocative study of dancing, Sam Gill examines the interpretive styles of a variety of cultural dance traditions in discourse with the philosophic traditions of Schiller, Merleau-Ponty, Barbaras, Derrida, Leroi-Gourhan, and Baudrillard. As a scholar of religion, Gill provides special consideration to the importance of this emerging appreciation of dancing as a perspective inclusive of body and experience. Each chapter delves into the many factions of dancing: moving, gesturing, self-othering, playing, seducing, and masking. Gill also draws on the analysis of contemporary dance films and musicals, his experience as a dancer and dance teacher, his extensive research on dance traditions, and his interest in neurobiology and phenomenology to develop the core of this rich exploration of dancing, the structurality of all dances."--Publisher's description
Randy Weston : solo, duo & trio by Randy Weston( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four early films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. The Count: Charlie, an inept tailor's assistant, and his boss are rivals for the affections of Miss Moneybags. The Vagabond: Charlie as a street violinist falls in love only to win, lose, and regain the lady who is discovered to be wealthy. The Fireman: Charlie is a clumsy but eager apprentice fireman. Behind the screen: A satire of life at a silent movie studio, a thinly veiled satire of Mack Sennett's Keystone Company
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four early films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. One a.m.: Charlie arrives home inebriated and tries to get into his house, upstairs and to bed. The Pawnshop: As a pawnbroker's helper, the objects in the shop provide a cornucopia of great prop-related gags for Charlie's antics. The Floorwalker: This first Chaplin Mutual involves Charlie as a lowly clerk with an embezzling manager and a fantastic escalator sequence. The Rink: Charlie, as a waiter somehow adjourns to a roller skating rink where he is revealed as a virtuoso on wheels
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four early films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. The Immigrant: Charlie and Edna are immigrants to the land of Liberty. The Adventurer: Charlie, an escaped convict, impersonates a wealthy yachtsman. The Cure: Chaplin is a wealthy inebriate drying out at a sanitarium. Easy Street: Charlie become a policemen in the city's toughest neighborhood
A theory of Navajo prayer acts : a study of ritual symbolism by Sam D Gill( )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clowns & tricksters : an encyclopedia of tradition and culture by Kimberly A Christen( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MEXICO: Yaqui-Chapayeka, Pascola, NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES: Abenaki-Azeban, Alginquian-Glooskap, Nanabozhoo, Windigo, Iroquois-Hagondes, Seneca-Ganyadjigowa, NORTHWESTERN UNITED STATES: Crow-Isaahkawuattee, Haida-Nankilslas, Nootka-Kwatyat, Tsimshian-Txamsem, PLAINS REGION: Kiowa-Sendeh, Lakota-Heyoka, Iktomi, Mica, SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES: Seneca-Shodieonskon, SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES: Havasupi-Gidji, Hopi-Paiyakyamu, Piptuyakamu, Tachukti, Tsukuwimkya, Navajo-Maʼii, To Ninilii, Yenaldlooshi, Oʼodam-Nanawitcu, Tewa-Koshare, Kossa, Lwirena, ute-Yogovu, Yaqui-Chapayeka, Pascola, Zuni-Koyemshi, Newekwe, UNITED STATES: Brer Anancy, Brer Rabbit, Bugs Bunny, circus clown, Huckleberry Finn, The Joker, Kesey, Ken, and the Merry Pranksters, Roadrunner, Bart Simpson, Wile. E. Coyote, SOUTH AMERICA: ARGENTINA: Mataco-Tokwaj, Mocovi-Nowarera, Tatu Bolita, Toba-Chunga, Keyok, Wayayqalachiyi, Wuaiagalachigui, BOLIVIA: Ayoreo-Dahusui, BRAZIL, Bororo-Juko, Meri, Caduveo-Caracara, Gu-e-krig, Ge-Mbudti, Mbuduvrire, Kalapao-Aulukuma, Nafigi, Taugi, COLOMBIA: Guajiro-Atʼpana, Sikuani-Kuwei, Matsuludani, Palu, Purna, PARAGUAY: Ayoreo-Dahusui, Chamacoco-Kumarxuo, Nivakle-Cufalh, Kakxo, Venezuela Guajiro-Atʼpana, Makiritare-Odosha, Warao-Konehu, SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS: HAWAII: Fai Fale Aitu, Iwa, Kai-palaoa, Kamapuaa, Maui, Punia, NEW ZEALAND: Maui, PHILIPPINES: Pilandok, ROTUMA: Han mane ʼak su, SAMOA: Fai Fale Aitu, Maui, TAHITI: Arioi Society, Maui
Randy Weston plays "Cole Porter in a modern mood." by Cole Porter( Recording )

1 edition published in 1954 and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Randy Weston, vol. 1 featuring Art Blakey( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acting : an encyclopedia of traditional culture by Beth Osnes( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navajo views of their origin by Sam D Gill( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dictionary of Native American mythology
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Storytracking : texts, stories & histories in Central AustraliaNative American religions : an introductionMother Earth : an American storySacred words : a study of Navajo religion and prayerClowns & tricksters : an encyclopedia of tradition and cultureActing : an encyclopedia of traditional culture
Alternative Names
Gill, Sam

Gill, Sam 1943-

Languages
English (133)

Dutch (1)