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dc.contributor.advisorHatt, Doyle G.
dc.contributor.authorShillibeer, Carol
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-29T22:06:01Z
dc.date.available2005-07-29T22:06:01Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.citationShillibeer, C. (1995). Sweetgrass innovations in native and new age communities (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/19332en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612042561en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/29700
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 160-170.en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a study of contemporary practices and ritual attitudes in relation to the use of sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata) in two research populations: natives from the Northern Plains and "new agers ". Ethnographic observations on usage and ritual are reported; personal experiences and beliefs are recorded in the users' own words. Despite the similarities between neophyte practitioners and long-experienced adepts in both populations, the users' characterizations of the meaning of their actions reveals a systematic difference in "ritual attitude ". Natives' accounts seem to be predicated on "metaphoric" symbolic connections, (their behavior in relation to sweetgrass usage constrained by a sense of tradition). By contrast, new agers' accounts seem to reveal a "metonymic" pattern of relating symbols to one another, and a willingness to syncretize and to innovate personal meanings. This leads to the conclusion that the culturally common "element" of sweetgrass performs significantly different "symbolic work" in native and white contexts.en
dc.format.extentxvii, 178 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccE 98 R3 S53 1995en
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North America - Rites and ceremonies
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North America - Ethnobotany
dc.subject.lcshHierochloe
dc.subject.lcshNew age movement - North America
dc.titleSweetgrass innovations in native and new age communities
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/19332
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thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccE 98 R3 S53 1995en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1001 520538311


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.