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Faces Of Rain

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Author: Marino Muñoz Lagos
Publisher: Lom Ediciones
ISBN: 9789562824026
Size: 10.17 MB
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Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 99
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Faces Of The Frontier

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Author: Frank H. Goodyear (III)
Publisher:
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Size: 42.70 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 181
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Book Description: Faces of the Frontier showcases more than 120 photographic portraits of leaders, statesmen, soldiers, laborers, activists, criminals, and others, all posed before the cameras that made their way to nearly every mining shanty-town and frontier outpost on the prairie. Drawing primarily on the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, this book depicts many of the people who helped transform the West between the end of the Mexican War and passage of the Indian Citizenship Act.


The Many Faces Of A Himalayan Goddess

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Author: Ehud Halperin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190913584
Size: 49.73 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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Book Description: "This book offers a portrait of Haḍimbā, a primary village goddess in the Kullu Valley of the West Indian Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, a rural area known as the Land of God. Drawing on diverse ethnographic and textual materials The Many Faces of a Himalayan Goddess is rich with myths and tales, accounts of dramatic rituals and festivals, and descriptions of everyday life in the celebrated but remote Kullu Valley. The book portrays the goddess in varying contexts that radiate outward from her temple to local, regional, national, and indeed global spheres. The result is an important contribution to the study of Indian village goddesses, lived Hinduism, Himalayan Hinduism, and the rapidly growing field of religion and ecology"--


Faces Of Aging

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging
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Size: 40.69 MB
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Category : Aged
Languages : en
Pages : 90
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New Faces Of God In Latin America

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Author: Virginia Garrard
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0197529275
Size: 47.85 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Book Description: "This monograph is a historically-infused study of the intersection of local encounters with global religion (Christianity) in Latin America. Using a mixture of deep archival research and ethnographic methods, this book discusses how everyday people inscribe supernormal spirit power (in a variety of guises) with the ability to provide alternative sources of authority, and validate "otros saberes" ("other knowledges" or epistemologies, within the context of specific cultures to create order and meaning in a chaotic late-capitalist universe. This work about emerging forms of "new" Christianity in Latin America-a Christianity that is as utilitarian as it is miraculous, and as quotidian as it is supernatural. Pluralism is on the rise in Latin America, and there are perhaps more expressions of non-Christian religions present in the region than at any other time in Latin America's history, but that is not what this book is about, as Christianity, in its many forms, completely dwarfs all other religious practices there. This a Christianity full of enchantment, infused with epiphenomenal Spirit power-which is the birthright and legacy of Christianity and its derivatives from the time of its inception. Yet it is indeed "new" in that is innately modern in a very specific sense, directly empowering believers with a repertoire of strategies to survive, even thrive, in a challenging and often hostile modern world. This book, in large measure, is an effort to locate Latin America within a field known by some a s the "history of non-Western Christianity," although it is neither a conventional history book per se, nor a book is it about missionaries or theology. It follows a line of scholarship that examines Christianity as a global, or "world" as opposed to a "Western" religion. This focuses not on Western missionary endeavors and colonized mentalities, but on the experience, perceptions, and adaptations of those who adopt Christianity outside the context of missionary or other colonizing projects. The chapters of this book engage in one way or another with the intersection of culture and spirit-filled religion, with an eye to how those interactions help frame an alternative, religious modernity. Here, I use culture as both a heuristic lens and as a variable within the equation. I argue that culture helps us understand how people engage with and reconfigure global religious flows within their own imaginations and for their own parochial uses. I also suggest that these innovations themselves then eddy into and form deep channels into the religious currents that initially fed them"--


The Faces Of Blood Kindred

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Author: William Goyen
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Size: 61.51 MB
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Category : African American Jews
Languages : en
Pages : 167
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Book Description: Eleven stories, set mainly in Texas. Includes "A tale of inheritance", a novella about three sisters and a family curse.