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TOC: Cultural Survival Quarterly, Summer 2001 Issue

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  1. Deidre d'Entremont, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Summer 2001 Issue

Message 1: Cultural Survival Quarterly, Summer 2001 Issue

Date: 6 June 2001 18:46:47 -0000
From: Deidre d'Entremont <>
Subject: Cultural Survival Quarterly, Summer 2001 Issue


	Cultural Survival Quarterly
	Summer 2001 Issue
	Endangered Languages, Endangered Lives
	Guest Edited by Eileen Moore Quinn
The cover title, "Endangered Languages, Endangered Lives" provides the
context for our June issue. Presenting examples from Europe, Africa,
Asia, Australia, and the Americas, it is guest-edited by Dr. Eileen
Moore Quinn, a linguistic anthropologist who specializes in the Irish
language and who teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Included are the writings of indigenous
peoples, ethnic minorities, research activists and scholars, some of
whom compare global linguistic "crash" to worldwide loss in ecological
bio-diversity. This special Cultural Survival Quarterly offers
readable material to educators, and provides advice on how to preserve
cultural and linguistic heritage.
What this issue demonstrates is that no hard and fast formula for
language preservation is likely to emerge. Just as each case has been
the result of = a unique set of historic and cultural circumstances,
so too must revitalization or revival efforts be dovetailed to meet
the needs and goals of specific linguistic communities. Dialogue and
interaction, on the other hand, allow those who work in linguistic
preservation to be apprised of constraints and accesses, strengths and
liabilities, which propelled or retarded the efforts of others.
Editorial Lineup:

Marion BlueArm, Maintaining Lakota on the Cheyenne River Reservation.
Jonathan David Bobaljik, Language Shift on the Kamchatka Peninsula.
Lucia Clark, On the Brink--Griko: A language of resistance and celebration.
Deidre d'Entremont, By Any Means Necessary? Tourism, economics and the
preservation of language.
Jessie Little Doe Fermino, You are a Dead People.
Andre M. Kapanga, Recreating a Language: a socio-historical approach to the
study of Shaba Swahili.
Joan Smith/Kocamahhul, For Reasons Out of Our Hands: a community identifies
the causes of language shift.
Ole Henrik Magga & Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, The Saami Languages: the present
and the future.
Patrick McConvell, Looking for the Two-Way Street.
Daniel Nettle & Suzanne Romaine, The Last Survivors.
Gilvan Muller de Oliveira, Endangered Languages in Town: the urbanization of
indigenous languages in the Brazilian Amazon.
Eileen Moore Quinn, Can this Language be Saved?
Jon Reyhner, Cultural Survival vs. Forced Assimilation.
Anna Saroli, Can Quechua Survive?
Lindsay Whaley, The Growing Shadow of Oroqen Language and Culture.
CSQ is the award-winning magazine of Cultural Survival, the
international human rights organization for Indigenous Peoples and
ethnic minorities. CSQ's mission is based on the belief that the
survival of other ways of life depends on the preservation of their
rights in deciding to adapt traditional ways to a changing
world. Articles explore the interconnected issues that affect
indigenous and ethnic communities, including environmental
destruction, land rights, sustainable development, and cultural
preservation programs. 
Cost: 5.00USD + 2.50USD shipping
Bulk discounts available
To order, contact:
Sofia Flynn, Publications
215 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
t: 617.441.5406
f: 617.441.5417
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