When New Zealand-born and Oxford-educated anthropologist Diamond Jenness set aside hopes of building a career in the South Pacific to join Vilhjalmur Stefansson's Canadian Arctic Expedition, he had little idea of what lay ahead. But Jenness thrived under the duress of that transformational experience: the groundbreaking ethnographic work he accomplished, recounted in People of the Twilight and in Dawn in Arctic Alaska, proved to be a lasting contribution to twentieth-century anthropology, and the foundation of a career he would devote to researching Canada's first peoples.


   An informative study of the evolution of a discipline focused through the life of one of its leading practitioners, In Twilight and in Dawn is an illuminating look at anthropological thought and practice in Canada during the first half of the twentieth century.


440 Pages, 6.125 x 9.25
20 b&w photos
ISBN 9780773539815
October 2012
Formats: Cloth, eBook

BARNETT RICHLING is a senior scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Winnipeg. His publications include In Twilight and in Dawn: A Biogaphy of Diamond Jenness (2012)

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