Claiming Place
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Marion Kilson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Born on the crest of the Civil Rights Movement but coming-of-age at a time when biraciality was less widely acknowledged than it is at the opening of the new century, the participants in this project represent a transitional generation of Biracial Americans who share existential realities in a society dominated
Claiming Place
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Chia Youyee Vang, Faith Nibbs, Ma Vang
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-10 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Countering the idea of Hmong women as victims, the contributors to this pathbreaking volume demonstrate how the prevailing scholarly emphasis on Hmong culture and men as the primary culprits of women’s subjugation perpetuates the perception of a Hmong premodern status and renders unintelligible women’s nuanced responses to patriarchal strategies of
Claiming Places
Language: en
Pages: 283
Authors: Eric C. Moore
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-15 - Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

How is Acts of the Apostles - its form and features - to be understood in light of the work's ancient Mediterranean cultural context? In the present study, Eric C. Moore offers a fresh response to this much-debated question, arguing for the utility of ancient colonization as an analytic lens
Realizing Our Place
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Catherine Egley Waggoner, Laura Egley Taylor
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-15 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

What does it mean to be from somewhere? Does place seep into one's very being like roots making their way through rich soil, shaping a sense of self? In particular, what does it mean to be from a place with a storied past, one mythologized as the very best and
Making Place through Ritual
Language: en
Pages: 390
Authors: Lea Schulte-Droesch
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-10 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Indian indigenous societies are especially known for their elaborate rituals, which offer an excellent chance for studying religion as practice. However, few detailed ethnographic works exist on the ritual practices of these societies. Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Jharkhand, India this book offers insights into contemporary, previously not described