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Prophets and PatriotsFaith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Ruth Braunstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293649
eISBN:
9780520966888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293649.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In the wake of the Great Recession, Americans across the political divide flocked to local citizens organizations, where they worked to refocus political attention on the needs of ordinary people ... More

Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Richard Higgins and Robert D. Richardson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Thoreau and the Language of Trees is the first in-depth study of Thoreau’s passionate engagement with trees and his writing about them. It explores his keen eye for trees as a naturalist, his ... More

Exceptional AmericaWhat Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Mugambi Jouet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Americans are far more divided than other Westerners over basic issues, including wealth inequality, health care, climate change, evolution, the literal truth of the Bible, apocalyptical prophecies, ... More

Diagram for FireMiracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement

Diagram for Fire: Miracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement

Jon Bialecki

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294202
eISBN:
9780520967410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294202.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

What is the work that miracles do in American Charismatic Evangelicalism? How are miracles something that are at once unanticipated, and yet worked for? Finally, what do miracles tell us about ... More

Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Bruce David Forbes and Jeffrey H. Mahan (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291447
eISBN:
9780520965225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291447.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The connection between popular culture and religion is an enduring part of American life. With 75 percent new content, the third edition of this multifaceted and popular collection has been revised ... More

Hymns for the FallenCombat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Todd Decker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hymns for the Fallen listens closely to forty years of Hollywood combat films produced after Vietnam. Ever a noisy genre, post-Vietnam war films have deployed music and sound to place the audience in ... More

Beyond ExpectationsSecond-Generation Nigerians in the United States and Britain

Beyond Expectations: Second-Generation Nigerians in the United States and Britain

Onoso Imoagene

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292314
eISBN:
9780520965881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292314.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

More Than Just Black delves into the experiences of second generation Nigerian adults in the United States and Britain, examining how race, ethnicity, and class (both parental and individual) affect ... More

Us, RelativesScaling and Plural Life in a Forager World

Us, Relatives: Scaling and Plural Life in a Forager World

Nurit Bird-David

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293403
eISBN:
9780520966680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293403.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Anthropologists have long looked to animistic forager-cultivator cultures for insights into the spectrum of human lifeways. Yet they have largely failed to appreciate indigenous horizons of concern ... More

Race and Ethnicity in America

Race and Ethnicity in America

John Iceland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286900
eISBN:
9780520961975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286900.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity in America examines patterns and trends in racial and ethnic inequality in the United States. Drawing upon information collected in surveys such as the decennial census and the ... More

Invention of JudaismTorah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul

Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul

John J. Collins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294110
eISBN:
9780520967366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294110.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Judaism is often understood as the way of life defined by the Torah of Moses, but it was not always so. This book identifies key moments in the rise of the Torah, beginning with the formation of ... More

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