Death Across Cultures

Author: Helaine Selin
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3030188264
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Death Across Cultures: Death and Dying in Non-Western Cultures, explores death practices and beliefs, before and after death, around the non-Western world. It includes chapters on countries in Africa, Asia, South America, as well as indigenous people in Australia and North America. These chapters address changes in death rituals and beliefs, medicalization and the industry of death, and the different ways cultures mediate the impacts of modernity. Comparative studies with the west and among countries are included. This book brings together global research conducted by anthropologists, social scientists and scholars who work closely with individuals from the cultures they are writing about.

Culture Across Borders

Author: David Maciel
Editor: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816518333
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For as long as Mexicans have emigrated to the United States they have responded creatively to the challenges of making a new home. But although historical, sociological, and other aspects of Mexican immigration have been widely studied, its cultural and artistic manifestations have been largely overlooked by scholars—even though Mexico has produced the greatest number of cultural works inspired by the immigration process. And recently Chicana/o artists have addressed immigration as a central theme in their cultural productions and motifs. Culture across Borders is the first and only book-length study to analyze a wide range of cultural manifestations of the immigration experience, including art, literature, cinema, corridos, and humor. It shows how Mexican immigrants have been depicted in popular culture both in Mexico and the United States—and how Mexican and Chicano/Chicana artists, intellectuals, and others have used artistic means to protest the unjust treatment of immigrants by U.S. authorities. Established and upcoming scholars from both sides of the border contribute their expertise in art history, literary criticism, history, cultural studies, and other fields, capturing the many facets of the immigrant experience in popular culture. Topics include the difference between Chicano/a and Mexican representation of immigration; how films dealing with immigrants are treated differently by Mexican, Chicano, and Hollywood producers; the rich literary and artistic production on immigration themes; and the significance of immigration in Chicano jokes. As a first step in addressing the cultural dimensions of Mexican immigration to the United States, this book captures how the immigration process has inspired powerful creative responses on both sides of the border.

Travelling Across Cultures

Author: Spanish Association for American Studies. Congreso
Editor: Univ Santiago de Compostela
ISBN: 9788481218404
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Figuring Modesty In Feminist Discourse Across The Americas 1633 1700

Author: Dr Tamara Harvey
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409475050
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Inventive in its approach and provocative in its analysis, this study offers fresh readings of the arguments and practices of four seventeenth-century Euro-American women: Anne Bradstreet, Anne Hutchinson, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Marie de l'Incarnation. Tamara Harvey here compares functionalist treatments of the body by these women, offering a new way to think of corporeality as a device in literary and religious expressions of modesty by women. In doing so, Harvey explores the engagement of these women in ongoing religious, political, scientific and social debates that would have been understood by the authors' contemporaries in both Europe and America.

Figuring Modesty In Feminist Discourse Across The Americas 1633 1700

Author: Tamara Harvey
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351936522
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Inventive in its approach and provocative in its analysis, this study offers fresh readings of the arguments and practices of four seventeenth-century Euro-American women: Anne Bradstreet, Anne Hutchinson, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Marie de l'Incarnation. Tamara Harvey here compares functionalist treatments of the body by these women, offering a new way to think of corporeality as a device in literary and religious expressions of modesty by women. In doing so, Harvey explores the engagement of these women in ongoing religious, political, scientific and social debates that would have been understood by the authors' contemporaries in both Europe and America.

Travels In Peru On The Coast In The Sierra Across The Cordilleras And The Andes Into The Primeval Forests

Author: Johann Jakob von Tschudi
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Across The Line

Author: Harry Polkinhorn
Editor:
ISBN: 9781881523130
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Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. "The astonishing range of fifty-three poetic voices, traditional native chants and popular corridos which are generously presented in bilingual format is rooted in a time and place that is both timeless and in constant flux. Baja Californians are a population on the move, alive to change, living on the edge, and the poetry in this lovingly-translated anthology conveys the feel of gritty towns and cities, burning deserts, lonely mountains, a huge sky still crowded with stars, the wind blowing in off the Pacific or the Sea of Cortes, the nearness of gray whales and pelicans, the uncertainties of isolation, the jittery rhythms of urban life, the United States forever looming on the other side of the border"--Homero Aridjis, noted Mexican poet and president of PEN International. These are the voices lost beneath the headlines of our contentious border. It should be of special interest for residents and students of the entire border, for Californians, for lovers of poetry of all kinds.

1605 2005 Don Quixote Across The Centuries

Author: John P. Gabriele
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Across Frontiers

Author: Dexter Cirillo
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811817936
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At last, a beautiful, authoritative survey of the thriving Hispanic craft movement of the Southwest. Tracing the roots and revival of arts brought to Mexico and the US by Spanish settlers, this book includes over 150 photographs representing the work of more than 80 contemporary artists. Gorgeous chapters on weaving, furniture making, straw and tin arts, and santos (the traditional rendering of Catholic saints) reveal how these historic crafts have become today's living arts. Interviews and a thoughtful text by Dexter Cirillo illuminate the rich cultural history of the region, where frontiers overlapped and intermingled to produce a unique local aesthetic. This important book is the first to do justice to modern artists working in the 400-year-old tradition of Hispanic crafts.

Across The Mediterranean Frontiers

Author: Dionisius A. Agius
Editor: Brepols Pub
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This is the first book is a series arising from the annual Leeds International Medieval Congress. It contains selected papers from the 1995 and 1996 conferences, based around David Abulafia's keynote address on The Impact of the Orient: Economic Interactions between East and West in the Medieval Mediterranean'. As well as a whole multitude of material goods, the traffic of ideas across the Mediterranean progressively bound together the Islamic and Christian worlds into a Renaissance global economy'. The twenty one papers are grouped into five sections: Islamic Spain and Sicily; Economic and Cultural Exchanges; Islamic and Western Politics and Religious Thought; Work and Warfare in the Mediterranean; Islamic Sources and Transmission. 16 of the papers are in English. The rest are in Italian, Spanish and French.