Wisdom Sits in Places

Wisdom Sits in Places
Author: Keith H. Basso
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780826317247
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wisdom Sits in Places Book Excerpt:

This remarkable book introduces us to four unforgettable Apache people, each of whom offers a different take on the significance of places in their culture. Apache conceptions of wisdom, manners and morals, and of their own history are inextricably intertwined with place, and by allowing us to overhear his conversations with Apaches on these subjects Basso expands our awareness of what place can mean to people. Most of us use the term sense of place often and rather carelessly when we think of nature or home or literature. Our senses of place, however, come not only from our individual experiences but also from our cultures. Wisdom Sits in Places, the first sustained study of places and place-names by an anthropologist, explores place, places, and what they mean to a particular group of people, the Western Apache in Arizona. For more than thirty years, Keith Basso has been doing fieldwork among the Western Apache, and now he shares with us what he has learned of Apache place-names--where they come from and what they mean to Apaches. This is indeed a brilliant exposition of landscape and language in the world of the Western Apache. But it is more than that. Keith Basso gives us to understand something about the sacred and indivisible nature of words and place. And this is a universal equation, a balance in the universe. Place may be the first of all concepts; it may be the oldest of all words.--N. Scott Momaday In Wisdom Sits in Places Keith Basso lifts a veil on the most elemental poetry of human experience, which is the naming of the world. In so doing he invests his scholarship with that rarest of scholarly qualities: a sense of spiritual exploration. Through his clear eyes we glimpse the spirit of a remarkable people and their land, and when we look away, we see our own world afresh.--William deBuys A very exciting book--authoritative, fully informed, extremely thoughtful, and also engagingly written and a joy to read. Guiding us vividly among the landscapes and related story-tellings of the Western Apache, Basso explores in a highly readable way the role of language in the complex but compelling theme of a people's attachment to place. An important book by an eminent scholar.--Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

Places That Count

Places That Count
Author: Thomas F. King
Publsiher: AltaMira Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003-09-16
ISBN: 0759116083
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Places That Count Book Excerpt:

Places That Count offers professionals within the field of cultural resource management (CRM) valuable practical advice on dealing with traditional cultural properties (TCPs). Responsible for coining the term to describe places of community-based cultural importance, Thomas King now revisits this subject to instruct readers in TCP site identification, documentation, and management. With more than 30 years of experience at working with communities on such sites, he identifies common issues of contention and methods of resolving them through consultation and other means. Through the extensive use of examples, from urban ghettos to Polynesian ponds to Mount Shasta, TCPs are shown not to be limited simply to American Indian burial and religious sites, but include a wide array of valued locations and landscapes—the United States and worldwide. This is a must-read for anyone involved in historical preservation, cultural resource management, or community development.

The Sociology of Katrina

The Sociology of Katrina
Author: David L. Brunsma,David Overfelt,J. Steven Picou
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780742559301
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology of Katrina Book Excerpt:

A second edition of this textbook is now available. As a disaster, Hurricane Katrina logs in as both the most destructive and instructive when considering the cataclysmic effects, as well as the magnitude of knowledge, that can be drawn from it. This meteorological event became the stimulus for devastating technological failures and widespread toxic contamination, causing the largest internal diaspora of displaced people in recent U.S. history. This book brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to catalogue the modern catastrophe that is Hurricane Katrina. The chapters in this volume discuss sociological perspectives of disaster literature, provide alternative views and analyses of early post-storm data collection efforts, and examine emerging social questions that have surfaced in the aftermath of Katrina.

American Indian Religious Traditions A I

American Indian Religious Traditions  A I
Author: Suzanne J. Crawford,Suzanne J. Crawford O'Brien
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1271
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1576075176
Category: Indian mythology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Indian Religious Traditions A I Book Excerpt:

Written from an American Indian perspective with input from religious scholars and community leaders, this pioneering reference work explores indigenous North American religions and religious practices and rituals.

American Studies

American Studies
Author: Janice A. Radway,Kevin Gaines,Barry Shank,Penny Von Eschen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 639
Release: 2009-03-09
ISBN: 1405113510
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Studies Book Excerpt:

American Studies is a vigorous, bold account of the changes in the field of American Studies over the last thirty-five years. Through this set of carefully selected key essays by an editorial board of expert scholars, the book demonstrates how changes in the field have produced new genealogies that tell different histories of both America and the study of America. Charts the evolution of American Studies from the end of World War II to the present day by showcasing the best scholarship in this field An introductory essay by the distinguished editorial board highlights developments in the field and places each essay in its historical and theoretical context Explores topics such as American politics, history, culture, race, gender and working life Shows how changing perspectives have enabled older concepts to emerge in a different context

American Indians and the Urban Experience

American Indians and the Urban Experience
Author: Susan Lobo,Kurt Peters
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780742502758
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Indians and the Urban Experience Book Excerpt:

Modern American Indian life is urban, rural, and everything in-between. Lobo and Peters have compiled an unprecedented collection of innovative scholarship, poetry, prose, and stunning art—from photography and graffiti to rap and songs—that documents American Indian experiences of urban life. A pervasive rural/urban dichotomy still shapes the popular and scholarly perceptions of Native Americans, but this is a false expression of a complex and constantly changing reality. When viewed from the Native perspectives, our concepts of urbanity and approaches to American Indian studies are necessarily transformed. Courses in Native American studies, ethnic studies, anthropology, and urban studies must be in step with contemporary Indian realities. This powerful combination of pathbreaking scholarship and visual and literary arts will be enjoyed by students, scholars, and a general audience.

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind
Author: Douglas E. Christie
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0199812322
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind Book Excerpt:

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Landscape in Language

Landscape in Language
Author: David M. Mark
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9027202869
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape in Language Book Excerpt:

This volume focuses on how landscape is represented in language and thought and what this reveals about the relationships of people to place and to land. -- Back cover.

The Evolution of Human Wisdom

The Evolution of Human Wisdom
Author: Celia Deane-Drummond,Agustín Fuentes, The Edmund P. Joyce C.S.C. Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame; author of "The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional" (Dutton, 2017)
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017-10-18
ISBN: 1498548466
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of Human Wisdom Book Excerpt:

This volume tackles crucial questions about the puzzle of human origins and human distinctiveness related to the evolution of human wisdom. In doing so it offers a novel methodological approach to the dialogue between theology and evolutionary science.

Earth honoring Faith

Earth honoring Faith
Author: Larry L. Rasmussen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 0199986843
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth honoring Faith Book Excerpt:

Grand Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Book Awards Thoughtful observers agree that the planetary crisis we now face-climate change; species extinction; the destruction of entire ecosystems; the urgent need for a more just economic-political order-is pushing human civilization to a radical turning point: change or perish. But precisely how to change remains an open question. In Earth-honoring Faith, Larry Rasmussen answers that question with a dramatically new way of thinking about human society, ethics, and the ongoing health of our planet. Rejecting the modern assumption that morality applies to human society alone, Rasmussen insists that we must derive a spiritual and ecological ethic that accounts for the well-being of all creation, as well as the primal elements upon which it depends: earth, air, fire, water, and sunlight. He argues that good science, necessary as it is, will not be enough to inspire fundamental change. We must draw on religious resources as well to make the difficult transition from an industrial-technological age obsessed with consumption to an ecological age that restores wise stewardship of all life. Earth-honoring Faith advocates an alliance of spirituality and ecology, in which the material requirements for planetary life are reconciled with deep traditions of spirituality across religions, traditions that include mysticism, sacramentalism, prophetic practices, asceticism, and the cultivation of wisdom. It is these shared spiritual practices that can produce a chorus of world faiths to counter the consumerism, utilitarianism, alienation, oppression, and folly that have pushed us to the brink. Written with passionate commitment and deep insight, Earth-honoring Faith reminds us that we must live in the present with the knowledge that the eyes of future generations will look back at us.

Lying Down in the Ever Falling Snow

Lying Down in the Ever Falling Snow
Author: Wendy Austin,E. Sharon Brintnell,Erika Goble,Leon Kagan,Linda Kreitzer,Denise Larsen,Brendan Leier
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2013-08-21
ISBN: 1554588898
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lying Down in the Ever Falling Snow Book Excerpt:

First used to describe the weariness the public felt toward media portrayals of societal crises, the term compassion fatigue has been taken up by health professionals to name—along with burnout, vicarious traumatization, compassion stress, and secondary traumatic stress—the condition of caregivers who become “too tired to care.” Compassion, long seen as the foundation of ethical caring, is increasingly understood as a threat to the well-being of those who offer it. Through the lens of hermeneutic phenomenology, the authors present an insider’s perspective on compassion fatigue, its effects on the body, on the experience of time and space, and on personal and professional relationships. Accounts of health professionals, alongside examinations of poetry, images, movies, and literature, are used to explore the notions of compassion, hope, and hopelessness as they inform the meaning of caring work. The authors frame their exposé of compassion fatigue with the very Canadian metaphor of “lying down in the snow.” If suffering is imagined as ever-falling snow, then the need for training and resources for safe journeying in “winter country” becomes apparent. Recognizing the phenomenon of compassion fatigue reveals the role that health services education and the moral habitability of our healthcare environments play in supporting professionals’ ability to act compassionately and to endure.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Education

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Education
Author: John L. Rury,Eileen H. Tamura
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2019
ISBN: 019934003X
Category: Comparative education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Education Book Excerpt:

This handbook offers a global view of the historical development of educational institutions, systems of schooling, ideas about education, and educational experiences. Its 36 chapters consider changing scholarship in the field, examine nationally-oriented works by comparing themes andapproaches, lend international perspective on a range of issues in education, and provide suggestions for further research and analysis.Like many other subfields of historical analysis, the history of education has been deeply affected by global processes of social and political change, especially since the 1960s. The handbook weighs the influence of various interpretive perspectives, including revisionist viewpoints, takingparticular note of changes in the past half century. Contributors consider how schooling and other educational experiences have been shaped by the larger social and political context, and how these influences have affected the experiences of students, their families and the educators who have workedwith them.The Handbook provides insight and perspective on a wide range of topics, including pre-modern education, colonialism and anti-colonial struggles, indigenous education, minority issues in education, comparative, international, and transnational education, childhood education, non-formal and informaleducation, and a range of other issues. Each contribution includes endnotes and a bibliography for readers interested in further study.

The Nature of Empires and the Empires of Nature

The Nature of Empires and the Empires of Nature
Author: Karl S. Hele
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-09-28
ISBN: 1554584213
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nature of Empires and the Empires of Nature Book Excerpt:

Drawing on themes from John MacKenzie’s Empires of Nature and the Nature of Empires (1997), this book explores, from Indigenous or Indigenous-influenced perspectives, the power of nature and the attempts by empires (United States, Canada, and Britain) to control it. It also examines contemporary threats to First Nations communities from ongoing political, environmental, and social issues, and the efforts to confront and eliminate these threats to peoples and the environment. It becomes apparent that empire, despite its manifestations of power, cannot control or discipline humans and nature. Essays suggest new ways of looking at the Great Lakes watershed and the peoples and empires contained within it.

Social Learning in Environmental Management

Social Learning in Environmental Management
Author: Rob Dyball,Meg Keen
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-04-27
ISBN: 1136557067
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Learning in Environmental Management Book Excerpt:

Social Learning in Environmental Management explores and expands the approaches to collective learning most needed to help individuals, communities, experts and governments work together to achieve greater social and ecological sustainability. It provides practical frameworks and case studies to assist environmental managers in building partnerships that can support learning and action on issues arising from human impacts on the life-support systems of our planet. In this book, social learning frameworks and case studies address the three areas of collaboration, community, government and professional, in some detail. The resulting guidelines and their practical applications provide key source material for undergraduate and postgraduate professional education in the fields of social and environmental sciences, political science, planning, geography and urban studies, and also for professionals in environmental management.

The Facts on the Ground

The Facts on the Ground
Author: William Dyrness
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-12-16
ISBN: 1725299631
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Facts on the Ground Book Excerpt:

Starting with the fraught and often contested role of Christian participation in contemporary culture, and in the light of the chaotic challenges of recent events, William Dyrness develops a biblical theology of cultural wisdom, both its poetics and its practice, as a way of making sense both of these human cultural challenges, and of God’s presence on the way to the New Creation. Making use of the biblical category of wisdom in both Old and New Testaments, Dyrness offers a fresh way to understand both human responsibility in culture and God’s presence and purposes for creation as this developed in the life of Israel, and was embodied in the life and teachings of Christ. Centrally the book argues Christ’s life and teaching represent a Christian wisdom that opened up new possibilities for human culture. This Christian wisdom emerged as the Gospel made its way in culture--first into the Greco-Roman world of the Early Church and then, since the Reformation, into the modern period. Dyrness suggests this Christ-centered cultural wisdom offers resources that help illumine, and transform received notions of common grace, and even general and special revelation.

Insular Toponymies

Insular Toponymies
Author: Joshua Nash
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN: 9027271879
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insular Toponymies Book Excerpt:

How do people name places on islands? Is toponymy in small island communities affected by degrees of connection to larger neighbours such as a mainland? Are island (contact) languages and mainland languages different in how they are used in naming places? How can we conceptualise the human-human interface in the fieldwork situation when collecting placenames on islands? This book offers answers relevant to toponymists, linguists, island studies scholars, and anthropologists. It focuses on two island environments within Australia – Norfolk Island, South Pacific and Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, South Australia – and puts forward a number of novel findings relevant to Australian linguistics and the linguistics and toponymy of islands anywhere.

Common Ground

Common Ground
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Archaeology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Common Ground Book Excerpt:

Walking in the Land of Many Gods

Walking in the Land of Many Gods
Author: A. James Wohlpart
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0820345245
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walking in the Land of Many Gods Book Excerpt:

"How are we placed on Earth? What is our relationship to the world around us, and how does our thinking affect the way we relate to the world? We are entrapped, says A. James Wohlpart, by what Martin Heidegger calls "enframing," a worldview that considers all objects as mere resources for our use. Walking in the Land of Many Gods envisions a new way of thinking about the world, one grounded in a moral imagination reconnected to Earth. Insightful readings of three contemporary classics of nature writing--Janisse Ray's Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Terry Tempest Williams's Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, and Linda Hogan's Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World--are at the heart of Wohlpart's endeavor. Powerful and affecting works like these reveal a pathway to a deeper remembering, one that reconnects us with the primal forces of creation and acknowledges the sacredness of the world. We have forgotten that the world around us is rich and fertile and generative, says Wohlpart. His exploration of these literary works, based on deep anthropology and Native American philosophy, opens a pathway into a new way of thinking called sacred reason. Founded on interdependence and interrelationship, and on care and compassion, sacred reason reminds us that divinity exists around us at all times. We are invited to walk, once again, in a land filled with many gods."--

The Common Pot

The Common Pot
Author: Lisa Tanya Brooks
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0816647836
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Common Pot Book Excerpt:

Literary critics frequently portray early Native American writers either as individuals caught between two worlds or as subjects who, even as they defied the colonial world, struggled to exist within it. In striking counterpoint to these analyses, Lisa Brooks demonstrates the ways in which Native leadersa including Samson Occom, Joseph Brant, Hendrick Aupaumut, and William Apessa adopted writing as a tool to reclaim rights and land in the Native networks of what is now the northeastern United States.

American Indian Nations

American Indian Nations
Author: George Horse Capture,Duane Champagne,Chandler C. Jackson
Publsiher: Rowman Altamira
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2007-08-13
ISBN: 0759113696
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Indian Nations Book Excerpt:

American Indian Nations takes stock of Indian history, policy, and culture over the past 30 years. A distinctive contribution to the understanding and interpretation of current Indian affairs, policies, and community development, this dynamic commentary of contemporary issues brings together a Who's Who of tribal leaders, scholars, and activists. No other collection offers such a thought-provoking and utterly current series of essays on the problems and achievements of modern Native peoples.