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Kiowa, Apache, And Comanche Military Societies: Enduring Veterans, 1800 To The Present - William C. Meadows

For many Plains Indians, being a warrior and veteran has long been the traditional pathway to male honor and status. Men and boys formed military societies to celebrate victories in war, to perform community service, and to prepare young men for t......

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Sacred Leaves Of Candomblé: African Magic, Medicine, And Religion In Brazil - Robert A. Voeks

Candomblé, an African religious and healing tradition that spread to Brazil during the slave trade, relies heavily on the use of plants in its spiritual and medicinal practices. When its African adherents were forcibly transplanted to the New Worl......

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Texas Monthly On . . .: Food

From reviews of the newest, hippest restaurants in cities across Texas to stories about the comfort foods we all love, Texans have long relied on Texas Monthly to dish up some of the best writing about food in the Lone Star state. This anthology b......

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Scripts Of Blackness: Race, Cultural Nationalism, And U.s. Colonialism In Puerto Rico - Isar P. Godreau

Ideas of blackness, whiteness, and racial mixture in a Puerto Rican barrio Author: Godreau, Isar P. Publisher: University of Illinois Press Illustration: n Language: ENG Title: Scripts of Blackness: Race, Cultural Nationalism, and U.S. Colonialis......

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A Gringa In Bogotá: Living Colombia's Invisible War - June Carolyn Erlick

To many foreigners, Colombia is a nightmare of drugs and violence. Yet normal life goes on there, and, in Bogotá, it's even possible to forget that war still ravages the countryside. This paradox of perceptions-outsiders' fears versus insiders' re......

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The Los Angeles Plaza: Sacred And Contested Space - William David Estrada

City plazas worldwide are centers of cultural expression and artistic display. They are settings for everyday urban life where daily interactions, economic exchanges, and informal conversations occur, thereby creating a socially meaningful place a......

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Chainsaws, Slackers, And Spy Kids: Thirty Years Of Filmmaking In Austin, Texas - Alison Macor

During the 1990s, Austin achieved "overnight" success and celebrity as a vital place for independent filmmaking. Directors Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriguez proved that locally made films with regional themes such as Slacker and El Mariachi c......

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Rethinking Urban Parks: Public Space And Cultural Diversity - , Dana Taplin

Urban parks such as New York City's Central Park provide vital public spaces where city dwellers of all races and classes can mingle safely while enjoying a variety of recreations. By coming together in these relaxed settings, different groups bec......

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The Hidden History Of Capoeira: A Collision Of Cultures In The Brazilian Battle Dance - Maya Talmon-chvaicer

Capoeira, a Brazilian battle dance and national sport, has become popular all over the world. First brought to Brazil by African slaves and first documented in the late eighteenth century, capoeira has undergone many transformations as it has diff......

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Cunegonde's Kidnapping: A Story Of Religious Conflict In The Age Of Enlightenment - Benjamin J. Kaplan

In a remote village on the Dutch-German border, a young Catholic woman named Cunegonde tries to kidnap a baby to prevent it from being baptized in a Protestant church. When she is arrested, fellow Catholics stage an armed raid to free her from det......

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Vestal Virgins, Sibyls, And Matrons: Women In Roman Religion - Sarolta A. Takács

Roman women were the procreators and nurturers of life, both in the domestic world of the family and in the larger sphere of the state. Although deterred from participating in most aspects of public life, women played an essential role in public r......

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Cuban Artists Across The Diaspora: Setting The Tent Against The House - Andrea O'reilly Herrera

As an island-a geographical space with mutable and porous borders-Cuba has never been a fixed cultural, political, or geographical entity. Migration and exile have always informed the Cuban experience, and loss and displacement have figured as cen......

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Gray Ghosts And Red Rangers: American Hilltop Fox Chasing - Thad Sitton

Around a campfire in the woods through long hours of night, men used to gather to listen to the music of hounds' voices as they chased an elusive and seemingly preternatural fox. To the highly trained ears of these backwoods hunters, the hounds to......

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Big Thicket People: Larry Jene Fisher's Photographs Of The Last Southern Frontier - , Thad Sitton

Living off the land-hunting, fishing, and farming, along with a range of specialized crafts that provided barter or cash income-was a way of life that persisted well into the twentieth century in the Big Thicket of southeast Texas. Before this way......

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Experiments In A Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, And The Austin Project

In Austin, Texas, in 2002, a group of artists, activists, and academics led by performance studies scholar Omi Osun Joni L. Jones formed the Austin Project (tAP), which meets annually in order to provide a space for women of color and their allies......

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