I am adding posts and research writing about content of the book. A chapter is about Jean L. Briggs who wrote Never in Anger.
Known for her extensive field research among the Inuit, the internationally respected anthropologist Jean L. Briggs died July 27, 2016, of congestive heart failure at the age of 87. Her pioneering work of ethnography Never in Anger: Portrait of an Eskimo Family (1970), was based on a year and a half of research and fieldwork that she conducted on a remote Arctic shore in the mid-1960s, documenting the behaviour, language and culture of the Inuit who lived there.
She considers the intersection between culture and language as a language of peace. The effect that including a chapter about her writing has had on the study of American Women Writers, Poetics and The Nature of Gender Study is connectivity. Therefore, Never in Anger portrays and distinguishes the study of poetics as we study of language to focus on metaphorical grammatical constructions, unique and specific with form and function. We interpret works to capture the essence of style as well as rhetorical function of basic structure of grammar, diction and syntax, in a literary work as message and meaning.
Jean Louise Briggs writes with clarity of perception of both culture and language. In fact, her use of excellence in language to generate balanced poetics in the body of the text. On page ix, she mentions that “…the book has also been molded by advice and encouragement (and occasionally tactful discouragement)…). Open to critique and conversation, the author invites us to also take place with her in the text. She often mentions the purpose of sections of the text to enhance our journey through her experiential dedication to writing as craft and sense of cultural milieu and language as a theme.
Style of sentence construction with truth as a focus, with candor as a tonality, continues on page 1. Briggs tells us that “In the summer of 1963, I went to the Canadian Northwest Territories to make a seventeen-month anthropological field study of the small group of Eskimos who live at the mouth of the Back River, northwest of Hudson Bay” (1). Later, she writes: “let me stress that with regards to the particular forms of emotional behavior, the expressions of hostility and affection, with which this book is concerned, there is, as far as I could tell, only one ideal. Which is applicable to all human beings…the emotional behavior is applicable to all human beings” (9).
Conclusively, she uses writing as a site to consider the intersection between culture and language as a sign of peace. J.L. Briggs touches upon social, economic or cultural aspects of society.