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The World's Great Wisdom
The World's Great Wisdom (January 2014)
Timeless Teachings from Religions and Philosophies
Roger Walsh - Editor

Surveying spiritual and philosophical traditions, this volume revives the search for wisdom for modern times.

What is wisdom and how is it cultivated? These are among the most important questions we can ask, but questions that have been routinely ignored in modern times. In the twentieth century, the search for wisdom was replaced by a search for knowledge as science and technology promised answers to life’...(Read More)
 
 
The Dream on the Rock
The Dream on the Rock (December 2013)
Visions of Prehistory
Fulvio Gosso - Author
Peter Webster - Author

Examines the relationship between rock art, shamanism, and the origins of human existence.

The Dream on the Rock takes an interdisciplinary approach to contextualizing and historicizing the phenomenon of shamanism from the Neolithic Age until the beginning of the Iron Age. Fulvio Gosso and Peter Webster argue that rock art and other ancient materials provide a glimpse of the fundamental role played by nonord...(Read More)
 
 
Papers of the Forty-First Algonquian Conference
Papers of the Forty-First Algonquian Conference (November 2013)
Actes du Congrès des Algonquinistes
Karl S. Hele - Editor
J. Randolph Valentine - Editor

Papers of the forty-first Algonquian Conference held at Concordia University in October 2009.

The papers of the Algonquian Conference have long served as the primary source of peer-reviewed scholarship addressing topics related to the languages and societies of Algonquian peoples. Contributions, which are peer-reviewed submissions presented at the annual conference, represent an assortment of humanities and soci...(Read More)
 
 
Indigenous Bodies
Indigenous Bodies (October 2013)
Reviewing, Relocating, Reclaiming
Jacqueline Fear-Segal - Editor
Rebecca Tillett - Editor

An interdisciplinary exploration of indigenous bodies.

This interdisciplinary collection of essays, by both Natives and non-Natives, explores presentations and representations of indigenous bodies in historical and contemporary contexts. Recent decades have seen a wealth of scholarship on the body in a wide range of disciplines. Indigenous Bodies extends this scholarship in exciting new ways, bringing tog...(Read More)
 
 
Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care
Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care (August 2013)
Paul Bramadat - Editor
Harold Coward - Editor
Kelli I. Stajduhar - Editor

Explores the end-of-life spiritual needs of people who do not identify with traditional religions.

This groundbreaking book addresses the spiritual aspect of hospice care for those who do not fit easily within traditional religious beliefs and categories. A companion volume to Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care, this work also advocates for renewed attention to the spir...(Read More)
 
 
Emerald City
Emerald City (May 2013)
The Birth and Evolution of an Indian Gemstone Industry
Lawrence A. Babb - Author

A fascinating study of the gemstone industry of Jaipur, with special emphasis on its ownership class.

Lawrence A. Babb’s Emerald City provides an intriguing portrait of the gemstone cutting industry of the North Indian city of Jaipur. It focuses on the ownership class consisting mainly of Jains and members of northern India’s traditional trading communities. Based on oral-historical investig...(Read More)
 
 
Tribal Worlds
Tribal Worlds (May 2013)
Critical Studies in American Indian Nation Building
Brian Hosmer - Editor
Larry Nesper - Editor

Explores how indigenous nationhood has emerged and been maintained in the face of aggressive efforts to assimilate Native peoples.

Tribal Worlds considers the emergence and general project of indigenous nationhood in several geographical and historical settings in Native North America. Ethnographers and historians address issues of belonging, peoplehood, sovereignty, conflict, economy, identity, and colo...(Read More)
 
 
Figuring Religions
Figuring Religions (March 2013)
Comparing Ideas, Images, and Activities
Shubha Pathak - Editor

Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.

Figuring Religions offers new ways of comparing prominent features of the world’s religions. Comparison has been at the heart of religious studies as a modern academic discipline, but comparison can be problematic. Scholars of religion have been faulted for ignoring or reinterpreting differences to create a universal paradigm. ...(Read More)
 
 
The Archaeology of Violence
The Archaeology of Violence (January 2013)
Interdisciplinary Approaches
Sarah Ralph - Editor

Interdisciplinary study of the role of violence in the Mediterranean and Europe.

The Archaeology of Violence is an interdisciplinary consideration of the role of violence in social-cultural and sociopolitical contexts. The volume draws on the work of archaeologists, anthropologists, classicists, and art historians, all of whom have an interest in understanding the role of violence in their respective sp...(Read More)
 
 
Fighting Colonialism with Hegemonic Culture
Fighting Colonialism with Hegemonic Culture (January 2013)
Native American Appropriation of Indian Stereotypes
Maureen Trudelle Schwarz - Author

Explores how American Indian businesses and organizations are taking on images that were designed to oppress them.

How and why do American Indians appropriate images of Indians for their own purposes? How do these representatives promote and sometimes challenge sovereignty for indigenous people locally and nationally? American Indians have recently taken on a new relationship with the hegemonic culture designed...(Read More)
 
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