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The Promise of Poststructuralist Sociology
The Promise of Poststructuralist Sociology (May 2008)
Marginalized Peoples and the Problem of Knowledge
Clayton W. Dumont Jr. - Author

A postmodern critique of sociology’s presuppositions.

In this fresh look at the serious challenges posed to sociology by poststructuralist philosophy, Clayton W. Dumont Jr. maintains that disempowered, marginalized peoples have much to gain from a poststructuralist interrogation of sociology’s philosophical and theological presuppositions. He argues that debates among American sociologists in the...(Read More)
 
 
Understanding Minority-Serving Institutions
Understanding Minority-Serving Institutions (March 2008)
Marybeth Gasman - Editor
Benjamin Baez - Editor
Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner - Editor
Walter R. Allen - Foreword by

Explores the particulars of minority-serving institutions while also highlighting their interconnectedness.

Understanding Minority-Serving Institutions explores these important institutions while also highlighting their interconnectedness, with the hope of sparking collaboration among the various types. Minority-serving institutions (MSIs) enroll and graduate the majority of students of color in the United St...(Read More)
 
 
Cultural Sites of Critical Insight
Cultural Sites of Critical Insight (February 2007)
Philosophy, Aesthetics, and African American and Native American Women's Writings
Angela L. Cotten - Editor
Christa Davis Acampora - Editor

Explores the interplay between artistic values and social, political, and moral concerns in writings by African American and Native American women.

Bringing together criticism on both African American and Native American women writers, this book offers fresh perspectives on art and beauty, truth, justice, community, and the making of a good and happy life. The essays draw on interdisciplinary, feminist, and co...(Read More)

 
 
Rimer Cardillo
Rimer Cardillo (December 2004)
Impressions
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art - Author

The first comprehensive survey of the work of the Uruguayan printmaker and graphic artist Rimer Cardillo, presented in both English and Spanish.

This fully illustrated exhibition catalogue, featuring a scholarly essay by exhibition curator Karl Emil Willers and an interview with the artist by Arnd Schneider, presents the first comprehensive survey of the work of the Uruguayan artist Rimer Cardillo. Inclu...(Read More)
 
 
The Bear River Massacre and the Making of History
The Bear River Massacre and the Making of History (April 2004)
Kass Fleisher - Author

Explores how a pivotal event in U.S. history—the killing of nearly 300 Shoshoni men, women, and children in 1863—has been contested, forgotten, and remembered.

At dawn on January 29, 1863, Union-affiliated troops under the command of Col. Patrick Connor were brought by Mormon guides to the banks of the Bear River, where, with the tacit approval of Abraham Lincoln, they attacked and slaughtered nearly three h...(Read More)
 
 
Circle of Goods
Circle of Goods (January 2003)
Women, Work, and Welfare in a Reservation Community
Tressa Berman - Author

Studies how women in a reservation economy have creatively responded to federal policy.

Circle of Goods compiles the stories of Native American women and examines their kinship, wage work, and informal economies. Responding to the upheavals of reservation life brought about by federal policies—from commodity rations to welfare reform—Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara women, each with distinct histories and ...(Read More)
 
 
The Solidarity of Kin
The Solidarity of Kin (August 2002)
Ethnohistory, Religious Studies, and the Algonkian-French Religious Encounter
Kenneth M. Morrison - Author

Using the example of the Eastern Algonkians, this book argues that Native Americans did not convert to Christianity, but rather made sense of Christianity in their own traditional ways and for their own social purposes.

Arguing that Native Americans’ religious life and history have been misinterpreted, author Kenneth M. Morrison reconstructs the Eastern Algonkians’ world views, demonstrates the indigenous modes of ration...(Read More)
 
 
Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit
Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit (January 2000)
Thomas Davis - Author

Documents and describes the Menominee Indians' tribal practice of sustainable environmental development.

Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit tells the story of the Menominee Indian Tribe and how they have sustained their 230,000 acre forest in ways that have enhanced, rather than degraded, the environment in the face of development pressures. Through a careful look at Menominee history, politics, institutions, econ...(Read More)
 
 
Iroquois Corn in a Culture-Based Curriculum
Iroquois Corn in a Culture-Based Curriculum (December 1998)
A Framework for Respectfully Teaching about Cultures
Carol Cornelius - Author

Provides a framework and an example for studying diverse cultures in a respectful manner, using the thematic focus of corn to examine the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture.

"Using American schools to help citizens understand, respect, and value cultural diversity is extremely important. However, efforts in K-12 schools today to teach about 'other' cultures are a mile wide and an inch deep. That is to say everybody is doing it, but almos...(Read More)
 
 
Weaving Ourselves into the Land
Weaving Ourselves into the Land (July 1997)
Charles Godfrey Leland, 'Indians,' and the Study of Native American Religions
Thomas C. Parkhill - Author

CHOICE 1997 Outstanding Academic Book

Examines how both negative and positive stereotypes of the "Indian" have influenced the study of Native American religions.

It is now over half a millennium since the first sustained contact between the peoples or Europe and North America, yet Native Americans and especially their religious traditions still fascinate those who are not Native. In Weavin...(Read More)
 
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