Of Sacred Lands And Strip Malls

Author: Ronald Loewe
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759121621
Size: 38.40 MB
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A twenty-two acre strip of land—known as Puvungna—lies at the edge of California State University’s Long Beach campus. The land, indisputably owned by California, is also sacred to several Native American tribes. And these twenty-two acres have been the nexus for an acrimonious and costly conflict over control of the land. Of Sacred Lands and Strip Malls tells the story of Puvungna, from the region’s deep history, through years of struggle between activists and campus administration, and ongoing reverberations from the conflict. As Loewe makes clear, this is a case study with implications beyond a single controversy; at stake in the legal battle is the constitutionality of state codes meant to protect sacred sites from commercial development, and the right of individuals to participate in public hearings. The case also raises questions about the nature of contract archaeology, applied anthropology, and the relative status of ethnography and ethnohistorical research. It is a compelling snapshot of issues surrounding contemporary Native American landscapes.

Fitting Finesse

Author: Nancy Luedtke Zieman
Publisher: Leisure Arts
ISBN: 9780848714376
Size: 76.20 MB
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Fitting Finesse is my painless approach to fitting--both for you and your pattern!.

Faith And The Founders Of The American Republic

Author: Mark David Hall
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019984335X
Size: 39.89 MB
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Thirteen essays written by leading scholars explore the impact of a rich variety of religious traditions on the political thought of America's founders.

Being Single On Noah S Ark

Author: Leonard Cargan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742559592
Size: 20.61 MB
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Cargan provides a brief history of marriage and family life and the changes occuring in them between 1950 and 2005. This book further evaluates the stereotypes that are applied to singles, noting changes that have occured in these beliefs.

Maya Or Mestizo

Author: Ronald Loewe
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442601426
Size: 31.44 MB
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This multifaceted and beautifully written ethnography of Maxcanu, a small Maya town in the Yucatan region of Mexico, offers both an historical and a contemporary understanding of the way external pressures to modernize are often met with forms of resistance that are rooted in rituals and oral tradition. The Maya of the Yucatan have long been drawn into the Mexican state's attempt to create modern Mexican citizens (mestizos). They have also been drawn into the North American and global economy through agriculture and, more recently, tourism and US-based evangelical organizations. Despite the many pressures to turn Mayas into mestizos, the citizens of Maxcanu use subtle forms of resistance, including humour, satire, and language, to maintain aspects of their traditional identity. Maya or Mestizo? skilfully weaves the history of Mexico into a compelling tale of a community caught between tradition and modernity.

The Life Of An Activist

Author: Randy Jurado Ertll
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 076186136X
Size: 49.96 MB
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The Life of an Activist is a non-fiction narrative that describes key steps on how to become and evolve into an effective activist and community leader. Ertll describes social movements and provides useful advice on how to successfully manage non-profits to accomplish positive social change that truly improves people’s lives.

Historical Dictionary Of The Lesbian And Gay Liberation Movements

Author: JoAnne Myers
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810874687
Size: 52.95 MB
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The Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements covers the history of this movement through a cross-referenced dictionary with over 1000 entries on specific countries and regions, influential historical figures, laws that criminalized same-sex sexuality, various historical terms that have been used to refer to aspects of same-sex love, and contemporary events and legal decisions. Including a comprehensive chronology and bibliography, this book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone interested in learning more about the struggle for equality.

Anthropology And Migration

Author: Caroline B. Brettell
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759116091
Size: 20.45 MB
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Brettell's new book provides new insight into the processes of migration and transnationalism from an anthropological perspective. She analyzes macro and micro approaches to migration theory, utilizing her extensive fieldwork in Portugal and many other countries. Key issues she discusses include: immigrant incorporation vs. assimilation models; the impacts on individual, household and community as well as institutions and states; ethnic group composition; illegal immigration; city vs. suburban enclaves; ethnic entrepreneurship; the role of religion; men and women as migrants; and the use of oral histories in understanding immigration and the mediation of new social boundaries. This book will be indispensable to instructors and researchers in anthropology, race and ethnic studies, immigration studies, urban studies, sociology, and international relations.