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  • Author(s):
    Jill DeTemple
    Subject(s):
    Community development--Religious aspects--Christianity, Church work with the poor--Ecuador, Ecuador--Church history, Community development--Ecuador
    Abstract:

    Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories examines the ways in which religion and community development are closely intertwined in a rural part of contemporary Latin America. Using historical, documentary, and ethnographic data collected over more than a decade as an aid worker and as a researcher in central Ecuador, Jill DeTemple examines the forces that have led to this entanglement of religion and development and the ways in which rural Ecuadorians, as well as development and religious pe…

    Date Published:
    2012-11-15
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Record Visibility:
    Public
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Mary F. Thurlkill
    Subject(s):
    Shīʻah--Doctrines--History, Fāṭimah, -632 or 633, Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint--History of doctrines--Middle Ages, 600-1500
    Abstract:

    Chosen among Women: Mary and Fatima in Medieval Christianity and Shi'ite Islam combines historical analysis with the tools of gender studies and religious studies to compare the roles of the Virgin Mary in medieval Christianity with those of Fatima, daughter of the prophet Muhammad, in Shi'ite Islam. The book explores the proliferation of Marian imagery in Late Antiquity through the Church fathers and popular hagiography. It examines how Merovingian authors assimilated powerful quee…

    Date Published:
    2008-01-14
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Record Visibility:
    Public
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Richard Griswold del Castillo
    Subject(s):
    Mexican American families--Southwest, New--History, Southwest, New--Social conditions
    Abstract:

    In detailed historical analyses of Mexican immigration, economic class struggle, intermarriage, urbanization and industrialization, regional differences, and discrimination and prejudice, La Familia demonstrates how such social and economic factors have contributed to the contemporary diversity of the Mexican-American family. By comparing their family experience with those of European immigrants, he discloses important dimensions of Mexican-American ethnicity.

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    Date Published:
    1991-01-31
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Record Visibility:
    Public
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Donald I. Warren
    Subject(s):
    Radicalism--United States, Middle class--United States, Political participation--United States, Social problems
    Abstract:

    Drawing on extensive research and national survey data, sociologist Donald I. Warren here presents an in-depth analysis of the Middle American Radicals, who they are, what they believe, the major targets of their grievances, and the likelihood of their political mobilization. The evidence indicates that as many as one in five Americans shares the Radical Center perspective, including people who outwardly seem to have very little in common by way of economic, occupational, or education status….

    Date Published:
    1976-01-01
    Date Created:
    2016-12-15
    Record Visibility:
    Public
    Resource Type
    Book