Ancestral Connections

Author: Howard Morphy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 329

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Yolngu art as a communication system encoding meaning as form; relation of art to the systems of clan organisation and restricted (secret) knowledge; contact history and social contexts of art production; iconography of clan paintings; response to the art market; social organisation rights to land and law; marriage and kinship; rights to paintings; knowledge system - structure, inclusiveness, power, secrecy; role of paintings in ceremonies - burial rituals; range of meanings associated with paintings - examples used in ceremonies associated with the Wawilak Sisters and ancestral shark images; graphic components of painting - figurative and geometric, clan designs; chronological change - the Donald Thomson Collection, past and contemporary categories of painting, commercial art; iconographic analysis of Manggalili clan paintings; relation of events in painting to Yolngu cosmology - creative powers , life and death, male and female dualities.

The Oxford Handbook of Isaiah

Author: Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Bible

Page: 712

View: 944

"The book of Isaiah is one of the longest books in the Hebrew Bible. It contains some of the most hauntingly beautiful passages in the entire Bible, and it has influenced Judaism and Christianity to an exceptional extent. Many of its passages feature in the liturgies of the synagogue and of the church. In Jewish tradition, the threefold acclamation of God's holiness in Isa 6:3 is recited in prayers throughout the day: it is, for example, among the benedictions framing the recitation of the Shema' in the morning and part of the central prayer called the Amidah. In Christian tradition, Isa 7:14 is understood to predict the virgin birth; and Isa 9:1-7, the incarnation. Isa 40:3-5 is identified as speaking about John the Baptist, and Isa 52:13-53:12 is read on Good Friday to illustrate Jesus's suffering, death, and resurrection"--
Social Science

Diaspora Youth and Ancestral Homeland

Author: Gill Cressey

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub


Category: Social Science

Page: 221

View: 189

This book, about the journeys of young British Pakistanis and Kashmiris to their ancestral homeland, discusses the implications of being transnational and translocal in the modern world for Muslim minorities. It is based on narratives of young people in Birmingham, Britain.

Ancestral Voices from Mangaia

Author: Michael Patrick Joseph Reilly

Publisher: Memoirs of the Polynesian Soci


Category: History

Page: 330

View: 102

An effective understanding of the history of Mangaia, the most southerly of the Cook Islands, requires a firm foundation in the language of the people. Based upon this insight, Ancestral Voices transcribes and interprets a series of indigenous historical texts, including proverbs, songs and narratives, as told by generations of Mangaian scholars, notably the tribal historian, Mamae, and by outsider scholars, particularly, the missionary William Wyatt Gill and the anthropologist Te Rangi Hiroa (Peter Buck).

Ancestors in Post-contact Religion

Author: Steven J. Friesen

Publisher: Harvard Univ Ctr for the


Category: Religion

Page: 271

View: 903

This volume addresses two facets common to our human experience. We are all descendants; we all have ancestors who make powerful claims on our lives. And we live in the aftermath of contact between European-based cultures and other civilizations. It is now clear that native religions are alive and adapting in the contemporary world, just as all religions have done in all eras. The phenomenon of ancestors is common to all humans, but while prominent in most indigenous traditions, it has been suppressed in western cultures. This volume articulates crucial issues in the study of post-contact religion through the themes of the ancestral ordering of the world, intense personal attachments to forebears, and the catastrophes of colonization.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Traces of a Stream

Author: Jacqueline Jones Royster

Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 333

View: 939

"A showcase for nineteenth-century African American women, and particularly elite women, as a group of writers who are currently underrepresented in rhetorical scholarship."--Cover.
Social Science

Cosmos and Society in Oceania

Author: Daniel De

Publisher: Berg Publishers


Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 773

Current anthropology uses expressions such as society as a whole, socio-cosmic relations, spatiotemporal extension, global ideology and cosmomorphy to establish that the clear-cut Western dichotomy between society and cosmos is not always to be found in the communities it studies. In fact, many elements that the West would at first undoubtedly classify as belonging either to the cosmos or to the society appear very often in Melanesia as belonging to neither one of these domains, but to a realm which combines the attributes of both. Focusing on different examples drawn from diverse Melanesian societies, this thought-provoking volume by eminent specialists re-examines the relation between society and cosmos and in the process opens new directions for research.
Novelists, English

Life of W. M. Thackeray

Author: Herman Charles Merivale

Publisher: London : W. Scott


Category: Novelists, English

Page: 255

View: 102

Journal. Appendix

Author: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives





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Ọ̀ṣun Across the Waters

Author: Mei-Mei Sanford



Category: Religion

Page: 273

View: 418

Òsun is a brilliant deity whose imagery and worldwide devotion demand broad and deep scholarly reflection. Contributors to the ground-breaking Africa’s Ogun, edited by Sandra Barnes (Indiana University Press, 1997), explored the complex nature of Ogun, the orisa who transforms life through iron and technology. Òsun across the Waters continues this exploration of Yoruba religion by documenting Òsun religion. Òsun presents a dynamic example of the resilience and renewed importance of traditional Yoruba images in negotiating spiritual experience, social identity, and political power in contemporary Africa and the African diaspora. The 17 contributors to Òsun across the Waters delineate the special dimensions of Òsun religion as it appears through multiple disciplines in multiple cultural contexts. Tracing the extent of Òsun traditions takes us across the waters and back again. Òsun traditions continue to grow and change as they flow and return from their sources in Africa and the Americas.
American fiction

Envisioning American Women

Author: Maria Mårdberg

Publisher: Uppsala, Sweden : S. Academiae Ubsaliensis


Category: American fiction

Page: 242

View: 806

This study explores female identity formation in novels by women of colour from the 1970's and 1980's. Drawing on feminist discussions of gender, race, and identity, it contends that while generalized notions based on race and gender are valid, they must be used with caution. The selected novels share certain formal and thematic characteristics when depicting marginalized American women of colour, which motivates bringing them together. The book traces a few significant models of identity formation connected to genres such as feminist versions of the Kuenstlerroman, the Bildungsroman, and the novel of awakening.