By Suzanne Crawford O'Brien
Read Online or Download Coming Full Circle: Spirituality and Wellness among Native Communities in the Pacific Northwest PDF
Best other religions books
Indicators of Devotion is the 1st longitudinal learn of an Anglo-Saxon cult from its inception within the past due 7th century throughout the Reformation. It examines the creation and reception of texts--both written and visual--that supported the cult of Ã†thelthryth, an East Anglian princess who had resisted the conjugal calls for of 2 political marriages to keep up her virginity.
Utilizing in-depth examples of 'magical' perform comparable to exorcisms, love rites, alchemy and the transformation of people into divine beings, this vigorous quantity demonstrates that the observe 'magic' used to be used broadly in overdue vintage texts as a part of polemics opposed to enemies and occasionally only as a time period for different people's rituals.
At an excavation of the good Aztec Temple in Mexico urban, amid carvings of skulls and a dismembered warrior goddess, David Carrasco stood sooner than a box packed with the adorned bones of babies and youngsters. It used to be the location of a tremendous human sacrifice, and for Carrasco the guts of fiercely provocative questions: If ritual violence opposed to people used to be a profound necessity for the Aztecs of their capital urban, is it imperative to the development of social order and the authority of urban states?
- Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism
- Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840 (Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American ... History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia)
- Moral Habitat: Ethos and Agency for the Sake of Earth (Suny Series on Religion and the Environment)
- A general history of Freemasonry in Europe
- Historical Dictionary of Unitarian Universalism (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series)
Extra info for Coming Full Circle: Spirituality and Wellness among Native Communities in the Pacific Northwest
As Aaron Glass has argued in his study of Kwak’waka’wakw ritual, while it is useful to challenge the racial stereotypes of the past, arguments about the cultural construction of contemporary Native identity run the risk of denying the authenticity of cultural creativity. Glass writes: “Anthropology has spent the last century helping to dismantle the notion of racial determinism, arguably in the best interests of NaTheoretical Orientation 13 tive people. . ”³³ Such arguments raise the question: can scholars reﬂect critically upon the cultural construction of bodies and identities without losing sight of on-the-ground political concerns?
To name where we are and are not. . Objectivity turns out to be about particular and speciﬁc embodiment . . only partial perspective promises objective vision. . I am arguing for politics and epistemologies of location, positioning, situating, where partiality and not universality is the condition for being heard to make rational knowledge claims. . 60 While standpoint theory insists that objective universal knowledge is an impossible ideal, it does not suggest the abandonment of knowledge altogether.
For instance, the Dawes Act of 1887 (also known as the General Allotment Act or Dawes Severalty Act) established a policy of assigning parcels of reservation land to Native individuals and thus freeing “surplus” land for white settlement. The result was the breaking up of collective ownership and resource management and the subsequent loss of enormous amounts of reservation land. In some areas Indian-held land was reduced by as much as 95 percent after the Dawes Act was implemented. A policy shift in the 1930s, led by John Collier and embodied by the Wheeler-Howard Act (also known as the Indian New Deal), established tribal governments and reversed many federal policies, moving away from the eradication of Native cultures and toward their preservation.