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

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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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