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The Resource Inuit shamanism and Christianity : transitions and transformations in the twentieth century, Frédéric B. Laugrand and Jarich G. Oosten, (electronic resource)

Inuit shamanism and Christianity : transitions and transformations in the twentieth century, Frédéric B. Laugrand and Jarich G. Oosten, (electronic resource)

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Inuit shamanism and Christianity : transitions and transformations in the twentieth century
Title
Inuit shamanism and Christianity
Title remainder
transitions and transformations in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Frédéric B. Laugrand and Jarich G. Oosten
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Subject
Language
eng
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NLC
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Laugrand, Frédéric
Dewey number
299.7/812
LC call number
E99.E7
LC item number
L3685 2010
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1945-2016
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Oosten, J. G.
Series statement
McGill-Queen's native and northern series
Series volume
59
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  • Inuit
  • Inuit
  • Inuit mythology
  • Inuit
  • Shamanism
  • Christianity
  • Inuits
  • Inuits
  • Mythologie inuite
  • Inuits
  • Chamanisme
  • Christianisme
  • Christianity
  • Inuit
  • Inuit mythology
  • Inuit
  • Inuit
  • Shamanism
  • Eskimo
  • Schamanismus
  • Mythologie
  • Christentum
  • Sitte
  • Eskimo
  • Schamanismus
  • Mission
  • Christentum
  • Canada, Northern
  • Nunavut
  • Nordwestterritorien
Summary expansion
While the transition to Christianity in the Canadian Arctic occurred between the end of the eighteenth century and the 1950s, the various and complex transformations that happened during this time have not been fully understood. Using both archival material and oral testimony collected during workshops in Nunavut between 1996 and 2008, FrÉdÉric Laugrand and Jarich Oosten provide a nuanced look at Inuit religion, offering a strong counter narrative to the idea that traditional Inuit culture declined post-contact. They show that setting up a dichotomy between a past identified with traditional culture and a present involving Christianity obscures the continuity and dynamics of Inuit society, which has long borrowed and adapted "outside" elements. They argue that both Shamanism and Christianity are continually changing in the Arctic and ideas of transformation and transition are necessary to understand both how the hunting ideology shaped Inuit Christian cosmology and how Christianity changed Inuit shamanic traditions. Inuit Shamanism and Christianityis particularly useful in distinguishing between the influence of Anglican, Catholic, and, more recently, Pentecostal and Evangelical movements and in delineating the ways in which Shamanism still influences modern life in Inuit communities
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Inuit shamanism and Christianity : transitions and transformations in the twentieth century, Frédéric B. Laugrand and Jarich G. Oosten, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-457) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Angakkuuniq and Christianity. Continuity and decline -- Missionaries and Angakkuit -- Inuit winter feasts -- pt. 2. Animals, owners, and non-human beings. Hunters and prey -- The owners of the sky, the land, and the sea -- Inuunngittut, non-human beings from the land and the sea -- pt. 3. Encounters, healing, and power. Initiation, visions, and dreams -- Healing as a socio-cosmic process -- Powerful objects and words -- pt. 4. Connecting to ancestors and land. Connecting to ancestors : Qilaniq and Qilauti, head lifting and drum dancing -- Reconnecting people and healing the land : Inuit Pentecostal and evangelical movements -- Transitions and transformations -- Appendix 1. Glossary of Inuktitut words -- Appendix 2. Inuit elders
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000478454
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unknown
Isbn
9780773535893
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2010502031
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000478454
Label
Inuit shamanism and Christianity : transitions and transformations in the twentieth century, Frédéric B. Laugrand and Jarich G. Oosten, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-457) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Angakkuuniq and Christianity. Continuity and decline -- Missionaries and Angakkuit -- Inuit winter feasts -- pt. 2. Animals, owners, and non-human beings. Hunters and prey -- The owners of the sky, the land, and the sea -- Inuunngittut, non-human beings from the land and the sea -- pt. 3. Encounters, healing, and power. Initiation, visions, and dreams -- Healing as a socio-cosmic process -- Powerful objects and words -- pt. 4. Connecting to ancestors and land. Connecting to ancestors : Qilaniq and Qilauti, head lifting and drum dancing -- Reconnecting people and healing the land : Inuit Pentecostal and evangelical movements -- Transitions and transformations -- Appendix 1. Glossary of Inuktitut words -- Appendix 2. Inuit elders
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000478454
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780773535893
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2010502031
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000478454

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