Ideally, whatever your imagined brother's erotic inclinations, he would not have reacted to you in as cold a manner as many of the other bloodpeople have ...
Author: Thomas Glave
Publisher: Akashic Books
With an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa Named a finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Nonfiction! Included in the 2014 Over the Rainbow list Selected by Publishers Weekly as a Pick of the Week (July 1st, 2013)! Selected by The Airship/Black Balloon Publishing as a Best Book of 2013 "This collection is wide-ranging, moving from the Caribbean (Jamaica in particular) to Cambridge, England, and from poetry to sex to discrimination." --Library Journal (BEA Editors' Picks feature) "A profound compassion for racial and sexual minorities, the oppressed, and the colonized, informs [Glave's] searing, beautifully evocative collection of essays...He captures the languor and seductiveness of Jamaica...A graceful and original stylist, Glave highlights the marginalized--calling on the descendants of people who toiled for the Empire as slaves and colonial subjects to never forget their past, and, in effect, to those who profit from that past to acknowledge their complicity. Ultimately, his work is critical, yet filled with generosity and compassion." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Thomas Glave surely is one of the bravest of contemporary authors...He is a fearless truth-teller whose essays in Among the Bloodpeople are fully, unhesitatingly engaged with his and our world." --New York Journal of Books "This is a collection that will leave you with chills; you will return to it not only for its sheer beauty, but also for its raw honesty, pain, and passion." --Lambda Literary Report "Glave writes beautifully...his...voice deserves our attention." --The Gay & Lesbian Review "A wonderful anthology, interspersing personal essays with more academic-leaning articles." --CCLaP "Glave remarks on the state of an island as he sees it, and of a people whose legacies bear out in astonishing ways, employing prose that soothes while its subject matter sears genteel sensibilities." --Caribbean Beat "Glave crosses boundaries of genre and community, speaking with extraordinary candor and vulnerability variously as the American son of immigrants, as a Jamaican, as a professor, as a queer boy from the Bronx...What unifies these identities and these essays is the ferocity of Glave's voice, his sentences that can feel like living, untamed things." --Towleroad: A Site with Homosexual Tendencies "I didn't know [homosexuals in Jamaica] were disemboweled with machetes. And I didn't consider one could be poetic about fear and anger and isolation. But the touchingly phrased sentences don’t soften the impact of reading about murder and political corruption. Instead, it eats at you because it makes you attentive to every word, feel the pauses as Glave takes a breath and speaks with the pulse of his heartbeat." --Reeling and Writhing and Fainting in Coils "With Among the Bloodpeople, [Glave] has given us a book as beautiful as it is necessary." --Next Magazine "After stunning readers with his story collections Whose Song? and The Torturer's Wife, the O. Henry- and multiple Lammy-winner now returns to nonfiction in Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh." --Band of Thebes "Glave's texts examine themselves, change course, and raise questions about their own assertions. Glave's hatred of oppression is balanced by his love of writing." --Ithaca.com Thomas Glave has been admired for his unique style and exploration of taboo, politically volatile topics. The award-winning author's new collection, Among the Bloodpeople, contains all the power and daring of his earlier writing but ventures even further into the political, the personal, and the secret. Each essay in the volume reveals a passionate commitment to social justice and human truth. Whether confronting Jamaica's prime minister on antigay bigotry, contemplating the risks and seductions of "outlawed" sex, exploring a world of octopuses and men performing somersaults in the Caribbean Sea, or challenging repressive tactics employed at the University of Cambridge, Glave expresses the observations of a global citizen with the voice of a poet.
Among the Bloodpeople is woven with a similar muscular spirit as the poetry of that other famous Jamaican, Claude McKay, in a protest sonnet such as “If We ...
Author: Yusef Komunyakaa
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Condition Red collects writing by one of America’s most gifted and revered poets, Yusef Komunyakaa. While themes from his earlier prose collection, Blue Notes, run through Condition Red, this volume expresses a greater sense of urgency about the human condition and the role of the artist. Condition Red includes his powerful letter to Poetry magazine, asserting that “we writers (artists) cannot forget that we are responsible for what we conjure and embrace through language, whether in essays, novels, plays, poems, or songs.” Also included are essays and interviews on: coming home to Bogalusa, Louisiana; the influence of religion on black poetry; language and eroticism; the visual artist Floyd Tunson; and the poets Robert Hayden, Walt Whitman, Clarence Major, and Etheridge Knight. The book features an extended introduction by editor Radiclani Clytus, who concludes that “Condition Red issues readers much more than a critical warning; it reminds us that our innate cultural capacity for language is, and always has been, the sum total of that which defines us.”
The West Indies in the Seventeenth Century S. Barber ... Thomas Glave, Among the Bloodpeople: Politics & Flesh (New York: Akashic Books, 2013); “Among the ...
Author: S. Barber
This history of the 'Torrid Zone' offers a comprehensive and powerfully rich exploration of the 17th century Anglophone Atlantic world, overturning British and American historiographies and offering instead a vernacular history that skillfully negotiates diverse locations, periodizations, and the fraught waters of ethnicity and gender.
... to Waterton and Banff National Parks or to the famous Calgary Stampede in
Canada . Yet there are areas far enough away from the speeding traffic for the
Belly Buttes to remain the isolated center of the Holy Spirit among the Blood
Author: Adolf Hungrywolf
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row
"The Blood Indians are the northern most of the three principal divisions of the Blackfoot nation. Located on an isolated reserve in Alberta, Canada, the Bloods have been able to maintain their traditional way of life longer into the twentieth century than most other tribes. Even today, their annual Sun Dance ceremony is a profoundly religious event unmarred by the country fair commercialism which has invaded similar gatherings on so many other reservations. Adolf Hungry Wolf came to the Bloods as a stranger many years ago and has remained with them. He has renounced his former way of life--the white way--and has chosen the Blood way as his own. He has in turn been accepted and chosen by them to receive instruction in their religion from tribal leaders. He is now a keeper of one of their Sacred Medicine Bundles. In this remarkable and sensitive book, Hungry Wolf describes the Blood's history from their last days as a totally free people to the present. His extensive sources include many previously unpublished narratives written by early traders and missionaries, together with numerous first person stories of war parties, ceremonies and other events which he personally obtained in taped interviews with the old people. In addition, the book is profusely illustrated with striking photographs of the Blood People and their camps from the mid-1800's up to the present." -- Provided by publisher
This ambivalence also conflicted with America's typical fear and loathing of mixed-blood people. In Yarr's time most members of the Anglo-American dominant ...
Author: C. Richard King
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Though many Americans might be aware of the Olympian and football Hall of Famer Jim Thorpe or of Navajo golfer Notah Begay, few know of the fundamental role that Native athletes have played in modern sports: introducing popular games and contests, excelling as players, and distinguishing themselves as coaches. The full breadth and richness of this tradition unfolds in Native Athletes in Sport and Society, which highlights the accomplishments of Indigenous athletes in the United States and Canada but also explores what these accomplishments have meant to Native American spectators and citizens alike. ø Here are Thorpe and Begay as well as the Winnebago baseball player George Johnson, the Snohomish Notre Dame center Thomas Yarr, the Penobscot baseball player Louis Francis Sockalexis, and the Lakota basketball player SuAnne Big Crow. Their stories are told alongside those of Native athletic teams such as the NFL?s Oorang Indians, the Shiprock Cardinals (a Navajo women?s basketball team), the women athletes of the Six Nations Reserve, and the Fort Shaw Indian Boarding School?s girls? basketball team, who competed in the 1904 World?s Fair. Superstars and fallen stars, journeymen and amateurs, coaches and gatekeepers, activists and tricksters appear side by side in this collection, their stories articulating the issues of power and possibility, difference and identity, representation and remembrance that have shaped the means and meaning of American Indians playing sport in North America.
Do you think that the teaching of aboriginal representative . history in primary or
secondary schools would help so that the ... of losing identity is found more
housing that the State will give him with the aid given among the mixed blood
Author: New South Wales. Parliament
Includes various departmental reports and reports of commissions. Cf. Gregory. Serial publications of foreign governments, 1815-1931.
They viewed Mexico as a society “ that contrasts poignantly with our lost - ness
and strangeness among our own blood - people in Middletown and Mainstreet . "
8 Our artists saw in the work of Rivera , Orozco , and Siqueiros an ideal of ...
Author: Laurance P. Hurlburt
Looks at the work of Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, and discusses their impact on North American artists
He was very much in love with a woman who had Indian blood and his child by her ... to working among the Indians and mixed-blood people of the Northwest.
Author: Donna McDonald
Donald Smith, known to most Canadians as Lord Strathcona, was an adventurer who made his fortune building railroads. He joined the Hudson’s Bay Company at age eighteen and went on to build the first railway to open the Canadian Northwest to settlement. As his crowning achievement, he drove the last spike for the nation-building Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1896, Smith became Canada’s High Commissioner in London and was soon elevated to the peerage. He became a generous benefactor to Canadian institutions. This eminently readable biography brings to light new information, including details about Strathcona’s personal life and his scandalous marriage.
A real flesh and blood ministry among real flesh and blood people, ... It set fire to a bush in the desert, didn't it, and smashed open graves and set the ...
Author: Helen Dixon Cameron
Publisher: SCM Press
"Living in the Gaze of God" offers an accessible exploration of the theme of ministerial accountability through the lens of one reflective tool – that of formal supervision of ministerial practice. Bold and far-reaching, the book addresses the key presenting issues around a need for a change of culture in the church as regards accountability for ministerial practice. It outlines a theological and practical model of 1-to-1 supervision, arguing that such an approach enables the development of greater attentiveness to God, the self and others and thus enhances accountability. Laying aside the need to offer a 'how-to' approach, Helen Cameron instead brings us a rigorous and dynamic consideration of the interface between supervision, accountability and ministerial practice, and offers a theological underpinning for the issues.
In cultural groups where there were subgroup variations, ... The studies by the Spindlers among the Menominee native communities and the Blood people in ...
Author: Pertti J. Pelto
Mixed Methods in Ethnographic Research: Historical Perspectives captures the dynamic history and development of mixed methods research in a narrative of personal discovery, growth, and experience. Distinguished ethnographer and methodologist Pertti Pelto, who first called for the integration of qualitative and quantitative research methods nearly half a century ago, establishes a direct line between the earliest examples of ethnographic research and the ongoing mixed method discussions in academic institutions throughout the world. By bringing together such distinct historical perspectives with his own reflections on mixed methods research, Pelto offers a rare and endlessly enriching account that will satisfy the ever-growing need for a better quality of practical data gathering and give researchers a foundation for promoting mixed methods in the future.
What made a Volk was beyond logical comprehension , but among the most
important factors was shared blood . People were shaped by the lands they
inhabited ; Germany ' s central position between East and West determined the
nature of ...
Author: Margaret F. Stieg
Significant questions about Nazi Germany are examined from the point of view of the public library: Was national socialism an aberration from traditional German values or was it a logical development of those traditions? Did the Nazi state carry through a true revolution or did revolutionary rhetoric merely camouflage a power grab? What relationships existed between local governments and the central government? What role did the party play? The book also provides a detailed analysis of the administrative organization, policies, and programs of German public libraries between 1933 and 1945, treating the subject on its own terms. The Nazi period was dramatic and destructive, yet was a critical phase in the development of German public libraries. To serve the ends of national socialism, the new regime brought an institution adrift in a backwater into the mainstream.
Momentous events have happened in Jewish life since the " return to ... in effect making the flesh - and - blood people over into a bloodless sect of ...
Author: Emil L. Fackenheim
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"This subtle and nuanced study is clearly Fackenheim's most important book." —Paul Mendes-Flohr "... magnificent in sweep and in execution of detail." —Franklin H. Littell In To Mend the World Emil L. Fackenheim points the way to Judaism's renewal in a world and an age in which all of our notions—about God, humanity, and revelation—have been severely challenged. He tests the resources within Judaism for healing the breach between secularism and revelation after the Holocaust. Spinoza, Rosenzweig, Hegel, Heidegger, and Buber figure prominently in his account.
I showed in the previous chapter how the camera work and the narrative ... on and closely connected with flesh-and-blood people—Sally Potter, a filmmaker, ...
Author: U. Vollmer
Using feminist theory and examining films that describe women artists who see others through the lens of feminist theology, this book puts forward an original view of the act of seeing as an ethical activity - a gesture of respect for and belief in another person's visible and invisible sides, which guarantees the safekeeping of the Other's memory.
He described how he conducted confession through an interpreter , commenting on the ready availability of mixed - blood people in Green Bay who could serve ...
Author: David Beck
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
The Menominee Indians, or "wild rice people," have lived for thousands of years in the region that is now called Wisconsin and are the oldest Native American community that still lives there. But the Menominee's struggle for survival and rights to their land has been long and hard. ø David R. M. Beck draws on interviews with tribal members, stories recorded by earlier researchers, and exhaustive archival research to give us a full account of the Menominee's early history. Beginning in the seventeenth century, the Menominee's traditional way of life was intensely pressured by a succession of outsiders. Native nations attacked other Native nations, forcing their dislocation, and Europeans introduced the fur trade to the area, disrupting the traditional economy and way of life. In the nineteenth century Anglo-Americans poured into the Old Northwest and surrounded the Menominee; as a result the Menominee people were confined to a reservation in 1854. ø Beck examines these crucial early events from an ethnohistorical perspective, adding Menominee voices to the story and showing how numerous individuals and leaders in the trading era and later worked diligently to survive. The story is a complicated one: some Menominees encouraged radical cultural change, while others?as well as some non-Menominees?aided the community in its struggle to maintain traditions. Beck provides the most complete written history to date of this enduring Indian nation.