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BOOKS @ Memorial

A digital publication from the Faculty of Arts

A Word from the Editor

Welcome to the fifth edition of Books@MUN. This digital magazine is designed to highlight and promote books and authors in the Faculty of Arts. So we want to hear from you when you have any book-related news … signed a contract with a new publisher? Found a new collaborator? We want to know!

News

Creating this Place authors

Photo: Mark Tate, Alison Carr, Sharon Roseman, Adrian Tanner and Sandy Newton celebrate the publication of the 2nd edition of Bringing Home Animals.

The 2nd edition of Adrian Tanner’s Bringing Home Animals (published by ISER Books) was celebrated at a launch on November 13 in the Great Hall at Queen’s College. A classic, Bringing Home Animals details what the author learned as a result of travelling and working with Iinuu (Cree) hunters and their families from Mistissini in Northern Quebec. The study was conducted from1968-69, and is a rich example of subsistence hunting in an Indigenous territory.

The second edition revisits and updates key vocabulary and orthography, and provides some contextual material, while preserving the original argument. Bringing Home Animals explores the way of life of the Mistissini Iinuu, including the ecology of hunting grounds, the process of subsistence and market production, the organization of social space, the ritualization of space, rites of hunting divination, the ritual relations between hunters and animals killed, and respect for animals killed. The book also discusses land claims, hunting territories and government controls of the region.

You can find an extract from Bringing Home Animals in this edition of Books@MUN.

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