Language and Art in the Navajo Universe

Gary Witherspoon
Foreword by Clifford Geertz
Studies Navajo culture as reflected in its art and use of language

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Table of Contents

Introduction - 1
Chapter 1: Creating the World through Language - 13
Chapter 2: Controlling the World through Language - 47
Chapter 3: Classifying the World through Language - 63
I. Classifying Interaction - 63
II. Classifying Affective Action - 82
III. Classifying Objects at Rest - 120
IV. Classifying Sex, Direction, and Color - 140
Chapter 4: Beautifying the World through Art - 151
Conclusion - 179
Notes - 205
Bibliography - 207
Index - 211

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  • 6 x 9.
  • 244pp.
  • 24 figures, 8 color photographs, tables.
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  • 1977
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  • 978-0-472-08966-6

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