Wisdom sits in places wal-mart, mcdonalds, shell, safeway, the highway matrix — everyone knows these culturally significant features of our landscape less well known are the natural features of the land: the hills, prairies, ponds, and streams. Our senses of place, however, come not only from our individual experiences but also from our cultureswisdom sits in places, the first sustained study of places and place-names by an anthropologist, explores place, places, and what they mean to a particular group of people, the western apache in arizona.
In wisdom sits in places keith basso lifts a veil on the most elemental poetry of human experience, which is the naming of the world in so doing he invests his scholarship with that rarest of scholarly qualities: a sense of spiritual exploration. Basso was awarded the victor turner prize for ethnographic writing in 1997 for his ethnography, wisdom sits in places: landscape and language among the western apache the work was also the 1996 western states book award winner in creative nonfiction.
Wisdom sits in places: landscape and language among the western apache / edition 1 this remarkable book introduces us to four unforgettable apache people, each of whom offers a different take on the significance of places in their culture.
Wisdom sits in places because wisdom is acquired by means of knowing place in this chapter, basso makes his points through his interactions with dudley patterson, sam endfield and charles cromwell, three older apache men with whom he travels. Description wise old sayings is a skill to help you gain life's perspective from old sayings handed down from our elders hope you enjoy please leave a 5-star review if you love this skill, or leave your more.
Wisdom sits in places: landscape and language among the western apache (1996) senses of place , ed keith h basso and steven feld (1996) don’t let the sun step over you: a white mountain apache family life, 1860–1975 (2004), an oral history with eva tulene watt.