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Orientalism and American Immigration - A Social Work View By Regina Mignano
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The United States is a nation comprised of many ethnic, racial, religious, and cultural groups. Yet despite this increased attention to diversity, there are no clear guidelines for moving us from a... More > society that "tolerates" differences to one that "honors them. What has created these differences in society, in part is the immigration policies that the United States had and currently has, and the continuous change of clusters of peoples emigrating from different countries. What this book will examine is the social problem of the cultural sensitivity towards new immigrants by society through the lense of Orientalist theory, and how this understanding can be utilized in making us more culturally sensitive society and useful for social work pratice.< Less
Orientalism and American Immigration - A Social Work View By Regina Mignano
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The United States is a nation comprised of many ethnic, racial, religious, and cultural groups. Yet despite this increased attention to diversity, there are no clear guidelines for moving us from a... More > society that "tolerates" differences to one that "honors them. What has created these differences in society, in part is the immigration policies that the United States had and currently has, and the continuous change of clusters of peoples emigrating from different countries. What this book will examine is the social problem of the cultural sensitivity towards new immigrants by society through the lense of Orientalist theory, and how this understanding can be utilized in making us more culturally sensitive society and useful for social work pratice.< Less
Orientalism And American Immigration : A Social Work View By Regina Varin-Mignano LCSW-R
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The United States is a nation comprised of many ethnic, racial, religious, and cultural groups. Yet despite this increased attention to diversity, there are no clear guidelines for moving us from a... More > society that "tolerates" differences to one that "honors them. What has created these differences in society, in part is the immigration policies that the United States had and currently has, and the continuous change of clusters of peoples emigrating from different countries. What this book will examine is the social problem of the cultural sensitivity towards new immigrants by society through the lense of Orientalist theory, and how this understanding can be utilized in making us more culturally sensitive society and useful for social work pratice.< Less
Pilgrims at the Crossroads, Asian Indian Christians at the North American Frontier By Anand Veeraraj, Rachel Fell McDermott
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More than 2 million Asian Indians now reside in the United States, making them the third largest Asian American group. Asian Indians are making significant contributions to American society in... More > medicine, technology, business, and many other ventures. A rich religious diversity characterizes this population, including a vibrant Christian presence throughout Indian history. Pilgrims at the Crossroads addresses many contemporary issues that Asian Indian Christians in North America face as well as future ministry challenges and prospects. It provides fascinating new insights about Asian Indian Christian churches whose voices and perspectives have only recently been heard.< Less
Pilgrims at the Crossroads, Asian Indian Christians at the North American Frontier By Anand Veeraraj, Rachel Fell McDermott
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More than 2 million Asian Indians now reside in the United States, making them the third largest Asian American group. Asian Indians are making significant contributions to American society in... More > medicine, technology, business, and many other ventures. A rich religious diversity characterizes this population, including a vibrant Christian presence throughout Indian history. Pilgrims at the Crossroads addresses many contemporary issues that Asian Indian Christians in North America face as well as future ministry challenges and prospects. It provides fascinating new insights about Asian Indian Christian churches whose voices and perspectives have only recently been heard.< Less
The Mayflower and Her Log: Complete Five Volumes By Azel Ames
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The Mayflower and Her Log: Complete Five Volumes by Azel Ames. From July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621. The ship that in 1620 transported 102 English Pilgrims, including a group of Separatists, to New... More > England. One of the most famous voyages in early American colonial history, and the Mayflower Compact is cited as influential in the establishment of democracy and self-government in British North America. To the civilized humanity, in 1620, laid on New England shores the foundations of that civil and religious freedom upon which has been built a refuge for the oppressed of every land, the story of the Pilgrim "Exodus" has an ever-increasing value and zest. Every detail and circumstance which relates to their preparations; the ships; personnel of the Merchant Adventurers associated with them, and to that of the colonists themselves; to what befell them; to their final embarkation on their lone ship,—the immortal MAY-FLOWER; and to the voyage itself and to its issues, is vested to-day with, a supreme interest.< Less
Deseret Days, a Utah journal, notebook 2 By Ernesto Pujol
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Mormon, ex-Mormon and gentile women working together on a public group performance during winter and spring 2010 in Salt Lake City. Their haunting mountain landscape, the hungry ghosts of pioneers,... More > and lingering dreams of liberation. Artist Ernesto Pujol shares the second volume of his Utah field journals, a moving contemporary tale of the west in the style of Rebecca Solnit, rich in descriptive detail and cultural commentary. A critical visionary window into America’s unique religious heritage.< Less
Defending Perceptual Diversity in America: Entheogens as Legitimate Contributors to Learning, Health, and Empathy By Umbra Carmine Dobbin
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This eBook is my undergraduate senior seminar paper in anthropology, with which I was awarded my Bachelor's Degree. Its presentation was well received at the 2011 Annual Conference for the Society... More > for the Anthropology of Consciousness, and it is now available in the "Free Literature" section of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies website. The study regards the way in which entheogens, or psychointegrators, have been used by every culture of the world, and stem tens of thousands or more years into humanity's collective past. With a myriad of professional sources and nascent ideas for hierarchical organization and facilitation beyond necessary decriminalization, I defend the concept that ethnic groups which comprise modern Americans should be able to utilize entheogens as they were used for therapies and religious worship by their ancestors (and in some cases no more than a few to a hundred years ago, in the cases of immigration and of US government stance changes, respectively).< Less
From The Depths Of Despair: Love: How ted Forsook White Supremacy To Marry His Princess By CA Joseph
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Ted was a member of the KKK and other clandestine White Supremacist Groups. He was the treasure of his deeply racist family, with expectations of him one day becoming a charismatic White Supremacist... More > leader. But life changed in a flash. All it took was one hunting trip to shed the quasi-religious outlook encouraged by his alcoholic family members-his mom Jen, Uncle Rick, a drunken reverend of a Southern White Supremacist Church, and his father and grandfather, senior members in the Ku Klux Klan. During a college break, he attends a feral-hog hunting trip with his relatives. Sitting by a stream, drunk on backwoods Mississippi moonshine, Ted sees a sight that would test everything he believes. He spots an African American woman who steals his heart. Ted embarks on a quest to find her ,battling his inner demons as he does. He realizes that there is no force in the world more powerful than the four-letter word, LOVE. But not before plunging into the Depths of Despair!< Less
What Would Bubba Do: Birch Clump Village Reader 5 By Joshua Seidl
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Short stories on our favorite villagers continue. 29 year old T. Douglas found the father who left home the day he was born. Nora vies for his favor at the family reunion, while Neil tries to pick a... More > fight with him in 1979. Douglas reminisces his two year ordeal dodging the high school bully (1965-67). Randy finds out his adoptive father is an illegal alien. Dean's antics back fire as he strives for his first diver's license. The author tells the true story of when he ran the US/Canadian border. Things get hairy when Jig and Jason are held at gun point in a case of mistaken identity by drug mob enforcers who need no witnesses. Olive, a six-foot-three girls' high school varsity pole vaulter falls for 5' 11" Douglas (at age 16) after witnessing his fight at a Church Youth Group picnic. Ethnic, racial and religious biases, tolerance and acceptance are interwoven in Bubba Junior's investigation of Birch Clump Village history. Bubba is a virtual orphan from a highly dysfunctional family taken under wing by Sarge.< Less