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McMaster University Department of Anthropology

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Works: 119 works in 138 publications in 1 language and 201 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings 
Classifications: GN1.N488, 301.05
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Nexus : the Canadian student journal of anthropology : le journal des étudiants canadiens( )

in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From miasma to microscopes : the Russian influenza in Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recurrence and resilience : the third wave of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic in Hamilton( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of anthropology at McMaster( )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together we survive : East Cree material culture by Cath Oberholtzer( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main goals of this thesis are to recontextualize, to rehistoricize and to facilitate the symbolic repatriation of East Cree material culture. As a consequence of the British presence in the Hudson Bay Territory, from the seventeeth century onward a substantial number of inadequately documented material objects were collected from teh Cree of the James Bay region and ultimately accessioned into European and North American museum collections. By using these objects as primary documents, we are able to gain knowledge of the native world view and to reconstruct the social history of both the artifacts and their makers. Foremost is the need to establish a definitive ethnic identification of this material. This identification, derived from both external and internal evidence, allows further analysis of particular items which contribute towards a general understanding of East Cree history and world view. Evidence for embedded symbolism expressed in the decorative elements of beaded hoods reveals the dynamic and negotiated realities of native and European relations. While reworking and incorporating European aesthetics and ideals into their material culture, the Cree retained components paramount to native world view. As well, a socio-semiotic analysis of cloth leggings reveals their communicative role in visually projecting encoded messages to be decoded not only by members of linguistically similar groups but also by others, both human and animal, from outside these groups. On a more abstract level, metaphors of protection and provision as tangibly rendered in the ubiquity of lines and knots demonstrate the interdependence and connnectedness of Cree culture. The connecting link throughout is the prevalent theme that "together we survive." This refers not only to the actions and world view of the Cree, but also to the objects that have survived and which are not source material for reconstructing the past. Now that these initial steps have been taken, the Cree can recover this aspect of their history
Patterns of growth and development of the human skeleton and dentition in relation to environmental quality : a biocultural analysis of a sample of 20th century Portuguese subadult documented skeletons by Hugo F. V Cardoso( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A basic assumption in human osteological research is that dental development is less influenced by environmental insults than skeletal development and thus considered the best indicator of chronological age in human skeletal remains from archaeological populations and forensic contexts, while skeletal development is more affected and thus provides a measure of growth faltering and health differentials between archaeological populations. The subadult skeletal sample of the identified collection of human skeletons at the Bocage Museum (National Museum of Natural History) offers the unique opportunity to test such a fundamental preposition by analysing the pattern of skeletal and dental development in two sub-samples that differ in their exposure to environmental insults. Information such as occupation of the father and address were used as indicators of socioeconomic status, a basic measure of environmental quality. Skeletal development was expressed as long bone length and as the attainment of levels of growth completion in long bone length. Dental development was expressed as growth in tooth length and as the attainment of levels of tooth formation. Comparisons based on socioeconomic status reveal that both skeletal and dental systems tend to be delayed in low socioeconomic groups but skeletal development is much more affected. Growth of the long bones tends to be very delayed, particularly the lower limb. No differences in skeletal maturation were detected between socioeconomic groups. Socioeconomic differences in dental development are nonexistent or small and tend to be more evident when expressed as levels of attainment of stages of tooth formation compared to tooth length. Cause of death was also found to be an important confounder since individuals that died of chronic conditions tend to be more delayed and thus be wrongly classified as low socioeconomic status. Surprisingly, girls of low socioeconomic status are more skeletally delayed than boys. The results indicate that skeletal development is almost never a good indicator of chronological age, except for observations of skeletal maturation in the adolescent period. Tooth formation, on the other hand, shows a better correlation with chronological age and dental linear growth provides the best overall estimates. However, dental development may overestimate age considerably at the lower extreme of the socioeconomic gradient
Miasma to microscopes : the Russian influenza in Hamilton( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From self-determination to community health empowerment: Evolving Aboriginal health services on Manitoulin Island, Ontario by Marion Andrea Maar( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political gains made by Aboriginal nations in Canada in the progression towards Aboriginal self-determination and self-government, combined with the acceptance of a health promotion and illness prevention model in the Canadian health system in general, have had a tremendous impact on Aboriginal health service development. The transfer of the control over Aboriginal health serviced to Aboriginal people with the goal of improving Aboriginal health status is now an accepted concept with both Aboriginal and Canadian governments. However, the mechanisms by which self-determination is supposed to lead to improvements in health status are still poorly understood and largely undocumented
New Severn or Nieu Savanne : the identification of an early Hudson Bay fur trade post by David John Christianson( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community participation in research and development : a case study from Pangnirtung, Northwest Territories by Gwen Dianne Reimer( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Oceania: 5 day symposium, Wednesday, 21 August to Monday 26 August 1974 by International Symposium on the Art of Oceania( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physician ranking of activities of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living domains by Deborah J Truscott( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The independence of an older individual is most often based on the judgement of physicians, as representatives of the biomedical system. Although other health care professionals assess independence in the aged, in most health care systems, it is the physicians who are the gatekeepers who prescribe assistive services if independence is compromised
The use of dental morphology to identify an Ontario Iroquois ossuary population by Kathryn Eleanor Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You will no longer be you, now you are us" : Zapatismo, transnational activism, and the political imagination by Alex Khasnabish( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon a year of interview and participant observation-based fieldwork beginning in the fall of 2003, I focus upon the phenomenon of "transnational resonance" and its connection to the articulation of new political spaces and practices in the north. In exploring the transnational resonance of Zapatismo and its political imagination amongst northern activists, I consider not only the processes of transmitting, translating, and enacting political struggles across borders but the role played by socio-political contexts and (hi)stories of political action in shaping the dynamics of this resonance. This research seeks to intervene in debates about political action and political alternatives, particularly in relation to the spread and crises of global neoliberal capitalism and liberal democratic ideology, and to contribute to the illumination of emerging political terrains of struggle and the political subjectivities who inhabit them. This thesis is an attempt to participate in the collective effort of people working toward building new socio-political and economic alternatives based on the realization of justice, democracy, and freedom for all
Ethnohistory of the Algonkian speaking people of Georgian Bay : precontact to 1850 by Joan A Lovisek( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Hutchinsonian niche to ecotope : an examination of Donald L. Hardesty's application of the Hutchinsonian niche concept by Kenneth Howard Kirkby( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The archaeologists "Indian" : narrativity and representation in archaeological discourse by P. J Racher( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Skeletal evidence of health and disease in pre- and post-contact Alaskan Eskimos and Aleuts by Anne Keenleyside( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Spheres of exchange in a northern New Hebridean society by Margaret Shannon Rodman( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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