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Carlos Pereda

Translator Sean Manning

At the beginning of this essay I described culture as “the cement of our social structures” in the sense that it flows between the many social circumstances and various manifestations of a person for the purpose of providing consistency to their life and to the life of a community. But how can that

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Rosemary A. Joyce

One warm, sunny day around 500 ad , a potter was hard at work at the location known today as Travesia, on the west bank of the Ulua River. Living deep in the center of the vast alluvial plain created by the annual flooding of the river, this potter had access to well-sorted clay brought near the

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Catherine Burdick

focal element of southern Andean ritual practice. 11 By conventionally distilling the final events of Christ’s life to the potent Crucifixion scene, Andean officials set forth a focused message of self-sacrifice that was believed to best motivate and maintain indigenous conversion and repentance. Yet

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Perla Sneh

for the Polish socialist press. My Polish friends called me Sever, a diminutive of Stanisław. By calling me by a Polish name rather than a Jewish one, they avoided offending me. 20 When World War ii broke out, Simja returned from Warsaw, where he had been living, to Puławy, where he stayed with

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Anthony D’Andrea

, Projectiology repackages concurrent discourses about the temporary split between body and spirit into a systematic discipline that assumes the objectivity, universality and instrumentality of such experiences, while emphasizing its life-changing impact on the individual. The goal of Projectiologists is not

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Charles do Rego and Jeanne de Bruijn

immigrant group tried to adapt to the new and diverse working and living conditions. Those who managed to stay after their contracts expired had to find a proper niche to develop a sustainable livelihood based on their own capacities on the one hand, and the available opportunities on the other hand. The

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Rosemary A. Joyce

animal images that clearly require a history of dwelling in this landscape, relying on published ethnography with clear limitations. And so this book ultimately does not meet the challenge recently issued by Jansen (2015) to include living indigenous experts when undertaking interpretation of cultural

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Emmanuel Ortega

liminality of Franciscans resides in their position at the threshold of society, situated between upholding Francis’s ascetic doctrines and navigating the corruptions of everyday life. This liminality is a desirable state because it enables one to imitate the exemplary life of Christ amongst his congregation

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Rosemary A. Joyce

resemblance of one thing to another, a property of some kinds of symbols that can seem to be less arbitrary because it is motivated by what is perceived to be self-evident identity. The actual difficulty of even simple iconic identification is a subject worth discussion. For example, throughout this book I

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Javier Sinay

My grandmother Mañe had in her living a small bookcase with books in two rows, one behind the other. The books were in no particular order. I remember that the front row featured a blue volume on Operation Entebbe, during which the Israeli army rescued some hundred hostages from the airport in