Christina Holmes examines ecological themes across the arts, Chicana activism, and direct action groups to reveal how Chicanas can craft alternative models for ecofeminist processes.
Author: Christina Holmes
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Social Science
Environmental practices among Mexican American woman have spurred a reconsideration of ecofeminism among Chicana feminists. Christina Holmes examines ecological themes across the arts, Chicana activism, and direct action groups to reveal how Chicanas can craft alternative models for ecofeminist processes. Holmes revisits key debates to analyze issues surrounding embodiment, women's connections to nature, and spirituality's role in ecofeminist philosophy and practice. By doing so, she challenges Chicanas to escape the narrow frameworks of the past in favor of an inclusive model of environmental feminism that alleviates Western biases. Holmes uses readings of theory, elaborations of ecological narratives in Chicana cultural productions, histories of human and environmental rights struggles in the Southwest, and a description of an activist exemplar to underscore the importance of living with decolonializing feminist commitment in body, nature, and spirit.
In this sense, spiritual practices in the borderlands are intrinsically egalitarian.
Not every believer can attain the gifts of spirit-channeling or healing, but even the
most marginalized of devotees can work to achieve the ultimate closeness with ...
Author: Desirée A. Martín
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Social Science
In Borderlands Saints, Desirée A. Martín examines the rise and fall of popular saints and saint-like figures in the borderlands of the United States and Mexico. Focusing specifically on Teresa Urrea (La Santa de Cabora), Pancho Villa, César Chávez, Subcomandante Marcos, and Santa Muerte, she traces the intersections of these figures, their devotees, artistic representations, and dominant institutions with an eye for the ways in which such unofficial saints mirror traditional spiritual practices and serve specific cultural needs. Popular spirituality of this kind engages the use and exchange of relics, faith healing, pilgrimages, and spirit possession, exemplifying the contradictions between high and popular culture, human and divine, and secular and sacred. Martín focuses upon a wide range of Mexican and Chicano/a cultural works drawn from the nineteenth century to the present, covering such diverse genres as the novel, the communiqué, drama, the essay or crónica, film, and contemporary digital media. She argues that spiritual practice is often represented as narrative, while narrative—whether literary, historical, visual, or oral—may modify or even function as devotional practice.
himself accursed from Christ that men might be saved!28 For the Spirit-filled
believer, the challenge is then to continue in intimate, sensitive communion with
the Spirit, lest we grieve him. St Aldates is a church that has known significant ...
Author: Mark Brickman
Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press
Change carries us into uncharted territory. We can often feel adrift in such borderlands. Scripture, however, offers rich resources for navigating these times. The biblical narrative of the great fifty days from Easter to Pentecost, forms a map for the adventure of spiritual growth. Tracking the tumultuous and deeply human journey of the disciples through these days, Borderlands is for all who are experiencing periods of transition or who seek to progress in their faith. Poetic and passionate in language, and authentic about the challenges posed by change, this frank book aims to inspire and stir our appetite for passing from one life stage to another. Combining revealing insights from literature, psychology and other fields, Mark Brickman offers an incisive reading of Scripture that can enrich life in flux. Be equipped for a transformative journey into deeper identification with Christ and the fullness of life that he brings
Crossing the Borderlands of Childhood Gavin Knight, Joanna Knight. Introduction
. I see borderlands as places where different cultures and histories meet and mix,
perhaps challenge one another, and from which the new can then open up.
Author: Gavin Knight
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In 21st century Britain, we are increasingly concerned about the effect of the modern world on our children's health and well-being. While different secular agencies have had an important role to play in this debate, the voice of the Church is frequently misrepresented, misunderstood and undervalued. Called by Mind and Spirit: Crossing the Borderlands of Childhood seeks to redress this imbalance. The book begins by exploring how our own family stories, passed down through generations, combined with our Christian heritage, influence our identity, its continued formation, and our sense of vocation. These themes of identity, formation and vocation are then related to modern childhood from a combined perspective of theology and psychology. In the process, the book asks how, in contemporary Britain, we encourage and nurture children's faith, and how we might better equip today's children to understand and explore for themselves the world in which they are growing up. The sacramental rites of anointing and initiation (baptism, confirmation and ordination) provide the theological basis for the book; and the main stages of childhood (infancy and early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence) offer a framework for reflecting on these rites. The authors draw from a wealth of personal and professional stories to explore the multiple tensions and opportunities of childhood today.
We worked primarily at the pier, but, sometimes, we worked at the medical
examiner's building. At the medical examiner's office, we were in a make shift M*
A*S*H*-type tent, set up on the blocked-off side streets. I know we are spiritual
Author: Kirstin Burnham
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Kirstin Burnham has lived in different regions of the United States and has traveled extensively. She is a trained practitioner in the healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, as well as a Reiki Master. Near-death experiences illuminated her perspective on the continuation of life after death. As a healer, she has helped people connect with the angels around them. I feel blessed to have been apart of many peoples personal journeys through this walk of life. I have been privileged to be able to help in small ways.
"Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume challenge how we think about identity.
Author: Gloria Anzaldúa
Category: Mexican American women
"Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume challenge how we think about identity. Borderlands/La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us. This 20th anniversary edition features a new introduction comprised of commentaries from writers, teachers, and activists on the legacy of Gloria Anzaldúa's visionary work."--BOOK JACKET.
touched by spirit, are designated as lulik, which as a vector of spirit can protect or
threaten, save or destroy (again this is a complex polysemic concept as
anthropologist David Hicks has made clear7). The sacred house, theumalulik,
Author: Eleni Kalantidou
This book makes a significant contribution to advancing post-geographic understandings of physical and virtual boundaries. It brings together the emergent theory of ‘border thinking’ with innovative thinking on design, and explores the recent discourse on decoloniality and globalism. From a variety of viewpoints, the topics engaged show how design was historically embedded in the structures of colonial imposition, and how it is implicated in more contemporary settings in the extension of ‘epistemological colonialism’. The essays draw on perspectives from diverse geo-cultural and theoretical positions including architecture, design theory and history, sociology, critical theory and cultural studies. The authors are leading and emergent figures in their fields of study and practice, and the geographic scope of the chapters ranges across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia, and the Pacific. In recognition of the complexity of challenges that are now determining the future security of humanity, Design in the Borderlands aims to contribute to ‘thinking futures’ by adding to the increasingly significant debate between design, in the context of the history of Western modernity, and decolonial thought.
The first volume of the life of BORDERLAND would not have lived in vain . ... little
boy who , like Newton , ference is , at all events , a thinkable alternative to that
plays with shells on the sea shore , knows his own limita . of spirit communication
'I now know,' he wrote in The Old Straight Track, 'that in fully half a century's
familiar contact with this region my other self had, quite unknown to me, worked
at one subject ... The “spirit of the British countryside”7 had surely been hovering
Author: Mike Dash
Publisher: Random House
Category: Social Science
The definitive exploration of the unknown and paranormal. BORDERLANDS contains hundreds of personal accounts of strange phenomena ranging from surviving mammoths in Siberia to intelligent clouds over New Zealand, from frozen frogs to plagues of murderous manhole covers. It also examines how and why these stories are reported and what they mean. The book sets out the scientific and psychological explanations for these phenomena, while remaining accessible to the casual reader. BORDERLANDS is the first complete critical survey of an extraordinary fast developing field.
In this interdisciplinary volume, contributors analyze the expression of Latina/o cultural identity through performance.
Author: Arturo J. Aldama
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Performing Arts
In this interdisciplinary volume, contributors analyze the expression of Latina/o cultural identity through performance. With music, theater, dance, visual arts, body art, spoken word, performance activism, fashion, and street theater as points of entry, contributors discuss cultural practices and the fashoning of identity in Latino/a communities throughout the US. Examining the areas of crossover between Latin and American cultures gives new meaning to the notion of "borderlands." This volume features senior scholars and up-and-coming academics from cultural, visual, and performance studies, folklore, and ethnomusicology.
Elizabeth J. Ordonez Body, Spirit, and the Text: Alma Villanueva's Life Span *
Western philosophical tradition has consistently organized our conception of the
world into binary oppositions, polarities such as light/dark, culture/nature, ...
Author: Héctor Calderón
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This pathbreaking anthology of Chicano literary criticism, with essays on a remarkable range of texts—both old and new—draws on diverse perspectives in contemporary literary and cultural studies: from ethnographic to postmodernist, from Marxist to feminist, from cultural materialist to new historicist. The editors have organized essays around four board themes: the situation of Chicano literary studies within American literary history and debates about the “canon”; representations of the Chicana/o subject; genre, ideology, and history; and the aesthetics of Chicano literature. The volume as a whole aims at generating new ways of understanding what counts as culture and “theory” and who counts as a theorist. A selected and annotated bibliography of contemporary Chicano literary criticism is also included. By recovering neglected authors and texts and introducing readers to an emergent Chicano canon, by introducing new perspectives on American literary history, ethnicity, gender, culture, and the literary process itself, Criticism in the Borderlands is an agenda-setting collection that moves beyond previous scholarship to open up the field of Chicano literary studies and to define anew what is American literature. Contributors. Norma Alarcón, Héctor Calderón, Angie Chabram, Barbara Harlow, Rolando Hinojosa, Luis Leal, José E. Limón, Terese McKenna, Elizabeth J. Ordóñez, Genero Padilla, Alvina E. Quintana, Renato Rosaldo, José David Saldívar, Sonia Saldívar-Hull, Rosaura Sánchez, Roberto Trujillo
The book documents an emerging engagement between new quasi-religious groups and political action, eco-paganism, post-colonial youth culture and alternative health movements to explore how social change emerges.
Author: Lynne Hume
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In our contemporary post-modern world, popular forms of spirituality are increasingly engaging with notions of re-enchantment - of self and community. Drawing on case studies of particular groups, including pagans, witches, radical faeries, post-modern tourists, and queer and goddess groups, contributors from Australia, the UK and North America discuss various forms of spirituality and how they contribute to self-knowledge, identity, and community life. The book documents an emerging engagement between new quasi-religious groups and political action, eco-paganism, post-colonial youth culture and alternative health movements to explore how social change emerges.
Living the Spirit of Islam in the Modern World John Herlihy ... Modern Man at the
Crossroads, Near and Distant Horizons, and Borderlands of the Spirit:
Reflections on a Sacred Science of Mind, all of which reflect upon the disparity
Author: John Herlihy
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
Imparts details about Islam's Five Pillars core beliefs and traditions through autobiographical anecdotes from his more than three decades as a practitioner, in an account that includes coverage of such events as his conversion to Islam and pilgrimages to Mecca and the Prophet's tomb in Medina. Original.
Stuck in the 19th-century universe of Condorcet and the World-Spirit of German
idealist philosophers, he finally opined, “We have not contributed to the progress
of the human spirit, and what we have borrowed of this progress we have ...
Author: Steven Seegel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The simplest purpose of a map is a rational one: to educate, to solve a problem, to point someone in the right direction. Maps shape and communicate information, for the sake of improved orientation. But maps exist for states as well as individuals, and they need to be interpreted as expressions of power and knowledge, as Steven Seegel makes clear in his impressive and important new book. Mapping Europe’s Borderlands takes the familiar problems of state and nation building in eastern Europe and presents them through an entirely new prism, that of cartography and cartographers. Drawing from sources in eleven languages, including military, historical-pedagogical, and ethnographic maps, as well as geographic texts and related cartographic literature, Seegel explores the role of maps and mapmakers in the East Central European borderlands from the Enlightenment to the Treaty of Versailles. For example, Seegel explains how Russia used cartography in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars and, later, formed its geography society as a cover for gathering intelligence. He also explains the importance of maps to the formation of identities and institutions in Poland, Ukraine, and Lithuania, as well as in Russia. Seegel concludes with a consideration of the impact of cartographers’ regional and socioeconomic backgrounds, educations, families, career options, and available language choices.
Author: Laclaire Mitchell NzeremPublish On: 2008-04-08
There is a kind of kindred spirit in the steady rhythmic beat of ankle-bells as eagle
dancers spin and toss their feathered headdresses and shaken gourds around
summer Tama pow-wows. There is a kindred spirit in timing of accordions as fair
Author: Laclaire Mitchell Nzerem
Category: Literary Collections
This book represents a continuum of creative thoughts and ideas which began after the study of 20th century American Poets with Professor Gary Gildner at Drake University in 1977, and continued as an independent study project with Dr. Tom Swiss. These poems cover many issues I have explored during that time period from nature and beyond. The poems also touch on some social issues concerning the problem of slavery, war, living in a multicultural relationship, and the idea of not just tolerating your neighbor who is different, but truly forgiving each other for any misundertandings, moving to embracing each other and going forward as a nation, to leave a positive legacy for our children. In this light the book ends with a poem "Premillenial Resolutions Resolved: Barack Obama President," eluding to the hope that we as a people all come together in unity, to really start thinking of each other in terms of our being "Americans" all originating from other places with different customs and traditions passed down to us; stories of our own family's courageous beginnings and sacrifices, creating what we are today. Stories that must be passed, on respected and not ridiculed because of those diverse customs, ideosyncracies, or cultural norms.
The word of the law may fail , but in Ruiz de Burton ' s borderlands the spirit of the
American law thrives through Anglo - Mexican unions . Instead of openly
criticizing American racism , Gonzalez and Raleigh subtly write a critique of
Author: Pierre Lagayette
Publisher: Presses Paris Sorbonne
Category: Cultural relations
L'échange, comme système de transaction entre individus ou communautés humaines, s'applique d'abord aux bien matériels, mais exprime aussi d'autres modalités d'interaction, symboliques, philosophiques ou idéologiques. Le présent ouvrage se penche sur la façon dont se présente ou se représente l'activité d'échange en Amérique du Nord, traditionnel carrefour de cultures et lieu de mélanges, où se sont élaborés, à mi-chemin entre Europe et Pacifique, bien des paradigmes du contact, de l'échange et du progrès. On trouvera ici un assortiment de textes qui examinent aussi bien la pratique concrète de l'échange - commercial ou culturel - que ses manifestations imaginaires. Chronologiquement, ces essais couvrent une période qui court de l'exploration de Lewis et Clark jusqu'à l'ère de l'Internet. On y aborde les relations ethniques, notamment avec les tribus indiennes, et les conditions régionales ou locales de l'échange, par exemple du côté de la frontière mexicaine, ou de la Californie, ou dans les îles du Pacifique. Le lecteur entame ainsi un périple qui le conduit des zones-frontières continentales jusqu'au-delà des océans, des banlieues aux grands espaces de l'Ouest, sans pour autant oublier les grands voyages de l'esprit que garantissent les grandes œuvres littéraires ou la musique. L'idée-force qui se dégage de ce volume, c'est la nécessaire revalorisation de l'échange comme moyen d'entente entre les peuples, comme support d'une idéologie transnationale fondée sur la compréhension et l'équilibre des intérêts, afin que cessent les exclusions et s'apaisent les rancœurs dans un contexte mondial d'interdépendances accrues.
Acknowledgments Gracias to all whose labor of mind, body, and spirit made
possible the Gender on the Borderlands Seminar and Conference at St. Mary's
University, San Antonio, Tejas, July 12–14, 2001. An institutional grant from the ...
Author: Antonia Casta_eda
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Social Science
"Both noted and new scholars reweave the fabric of collective, family, and individual history with a legacy of agency and activism in the borderlands in these twenty-one original selections. Contributors explore themes of homeland, sexuality, language, violence, colonialism, and political resistance within the most recent frameworks of Chicana/Chicano inquiry. Art as social critique, culture as a human right, labor activism, racial plurality, Indigenous knowledge, and strategies of decolonization all vitalize these selections edited by one of the country's most respected historians of the borderlands, Antonia Castaneda.
... he began to write about his experiences as a Muslim and the pursuit of an
Islamic spirituality in an anti—spiritual world. ... a number of works, including Borderlands of the Spirit and kVisdom's Journey, published by World Wisdom
Author: John Herlihy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Written by an American Muslim convert who has lived nearly 40 years among the Muslims, the author presents an insiders account of Islams true place within the family of religions, what it means to be a Muslim living in the shadow of the modern world, and how to cultivate a life of spirituality through the way of Islam in todays anti-spiritual environment. Within its pages, history unfolds, mysteries are unveiled, and secrets are revealed that shed light on the great human story of spiritual awakening and fulfillment. This rigorous and highly readable introduction to Islam goes a long way to remedy the lack of historical perspective and the narrowing of intellectual and spiritual scope contributing to the outer and inner crisis of the Muslim world, as well as the poor understanding of this religion in the West. Another significant merit of Herlihys book is the way it sets out the universal principles of Islam, shared with other traditional faiths, and its emphasis on the moral and spiritual fruits of the religion. This work is an invaluable resource for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, providing as it does a solid grounding in the traditional spirit of Islam. Patrick Laude, professor at Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Qatar Readers will find that this timely work by John Herlihy offers a sublime contribution to the field of Islamic Studies. Relevant for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, one of the books major themes is that the Islamic tradition converges with the unanimous tradition residing at the heart of each of the worlds religions. The book reminds us that the foundations of the modern and postmodern world were formulated in revolt from the sacred, which is an essential point to be recognized by anyone seeking to understand the crisis that consumes the contemporary epoch. This work provides ultimate answers to ultimate questions. Samuel Bendeck Sotillos, editor of Psychology and the Perennial Philosophy: Studies in Comparative Religion Amidst widespread miscomprehensions of Islam generated by Western media, readers who wish to understand the true nature of this noble tradition and its related spirituality will find this volume a trustworthy and illuminating guide. As a Western convert, philosopher, and above all practitioner, John Herlihy is well placed to dispel the fog of misunderstanding which often surrounds the subject of Islam. This book will be warmly welcomed by all those wishing to understand the timeless message of Islam, by seekers looking for practical guidance, and by those concerned with fostering a more harmonious global community of religions. Harry Oldmeadow, author of Frithjof Schuon and the Perennial Philosophy.