ERIC Number: EJ349793
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Nature and Spirit of North American Political Systems.
Barsh, Russel L.
American Indian Quarterly, v10 n3 p181-98 Sum 1986
Presents a hypothesis about what is characteristically North American in social theory, proceeding from three concepts that recur throughout the theology and cosmology of aboriginal Americans: individual conscience, universal kinship, and the endless creative power of the world. Concludes that from an aboriginal American perspective, industrial civilization is barbaric and dehumanizing. (JHZ)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A