Crime and Culture in Yup’ik Villages. An Exploratory Study

Explores the social disorganization of the Yup’ik community in Western Alaska, examining the degree to which they had been absorbed into the so-called Western legal traditions. With illustrations.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Preface; Introduction
1. The Real People: Beginnings; Environment; The Yupiit Universe; Human Persons; the Cycle of Life and Death; Social Exchange among Humans; Shamans; Relationships between Men, Women and Animals; Social Control
2. The Forces of Change: Alcohol; The Gold Rush; Social Control; The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
3. Living with Broken Minds: Halfway up a Mountain; Crime Control in the Bush; The Effects of Public Policy; Radical Change in the Bush; The Yupiit Nation; A Search for Answers
4. Basis of the Study: The Sample; Limitations; The Data; Theoretical Implications
5. Conclusion: Strong Minds, New Paths: Discussion
Maps and figures
Appendix: Matched Village Sample X 1980 Census; Incidents Reported; Felonies; Misdemeanors; Service Calls; Regression; Local Option and Liquor Incidents
Bibliography, Index

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