Emerging from more than two decades of research in the field and in the archives, the essays collected here explore the multifaceted topic of the Fijian firewalking ceremony, the vilavilairevo. The collection examines the intersection of the intertwined topics of cultural property, reproduction of tradition, and change with issues of (post)colonial representation, authenticity, and ethnic identity. The essays advance new insights on the tourist gaze and the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and pose serious questions regarding the role of digital and social media as tools for preserving cultural legacies and extending traditional cultural worlds into new domains. Focusing on the response of the Sawau tribe of the island of Beqa to the commodification of the vilavilairevo as their iconic practice, this essay collection ultimately illuminates how the Christian cultural dynamics and unprecedented dogmatic schism surrounding the vilavilairevo spectacle are reshaping local notions of heritage, social sentiment, and social capital.
UFO sightings and abductions by aliens were the beginning, the tip of the iceberg. Dolore Cannon's work in Hypnosis has taken the study beyond abduction. Dolores traces the phenomenon from the simple to the complex. Exploring areas untouched by other investigators, she makes the unbelievable become acceptable and understandable!
Simon Walker has been keeping a journal of his last year living on the grounds of the university, the only home he has ever known. In it, he offers an account of his 'family', from kitchen-worker confidants to Nobelists and high-ranking university officials. Among these interlocking narratives, he explains his involuntary transfer to Harmony House, a home for the unfit and unwanted. His chronicle captures the politics of ambition, intrigue, and fame of those who surround him and his own curious contributions which will affect them all. "A great talent." -Ray Powers, Scott & Field "An important satire on the culture of institutions and the uses of intellect . . . . rich in allegory" -Walter Proctor "Structurally ingenious." -Jonathan Galassi, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
A reader for a sociology course, reprinting 23 articles from professional journals. They cover work as social interaction, socialization and identity, experiencing work, work cultures and social structure, and deviance at work.
Book One in the international bestselling ScienceFiction-Fantasy series. Prequel series to the bestselling The Ilenian Enigma that has reached: ***** Nº1 Sword & Sorcery**** ***** Nº1 Action &Adventure**** A dystopian fantasy action adventure for all ages. An epic adventure full of action in an amazing dystopian world. Join thousand of readers from all over the world in this thrilling experience. An epic adventure in a breathtaking universe. Science Fiction, fantasy, magic, in a never seen before dystopian setting. Discover a fascinating world ruled by merciless Gods. Join the slaved people of the seas in their quest for freedom and survival. Entrancing characters you will love. Experience an exotic world, mystery, and non stop action. A story with intense romance and passionate characters. Sword fight, magic, thrill, in a coming of age story of love and honor. Synopsis: In a dystopic world, the Senoca, the People of the Sea have been enslaved by the Golden Gods. They live within the limits ofthe Boundary, for only one purpose: produce for the Gods or die. Kyra, a seventeen-year-old girl, is selected, along with other young girls, and taken to the Gods. Her brother Ikai will move heaven and earth to find her. They will fight for survival, confronting a society constituted to serve the masters, and even the Gods themselves in their eternal dwelling. A story of love, survival, sacrifice, and thefight for freedom. About this series: ·Genre: Dystopian, fantasy, sword andsorcery, action adventure, coming of age. ·Audience: Middle-grade, teen, young adult, adult. ·Setting: Continent in quasi-medieval times,Gods and magic users. ·Reader age: 10+ ·Explicit language: None ·Completeness: Completed. It is a 3 book adventure. ·Similar/influenced by: Dragonlance, Lord ofthe Rings, Hunger Games, Harry Potter... The Golden Gods: ORIGIN (Book #1) REBELLION (Book #2) REBIRTH (Book #3) A saga that will keep you gripped! An amazing adventure awaits!
A Book-of-the-Month Club "Best Novel of 2007." In the waning days of World War II, Sheilagh Fielding makes her way to a deserted island off the coast of Newfoundland. But she soon comes to suspect another presence: that of a man known only as her Provider, who has shadowed her for twenty years.Against the backdrop of Newfoundland's history and landscape, Fielding is a compelling figure. Taller than most men and striking in spite of her crippled leg, she is both eloquent and subversively funny. Her newspaper columns exposing the foibles and hypocrisies of her native city, St. John's, have made many powerful enemies for her, chief among them the man who fathered her children—twins—when she was fourteen. Only her Provider, however, knows all of Fielding's secrets. Reading group guide included.