Sacred Places of a Lifetime

500 of the World's Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations

Author: Keith Bellows

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 399

View: 426

A listing of five hundred sites new and old, famous and unknown, that have been used to connect humanity with its gods.

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 883

View: 469

This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Where Am I Eating?

An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy with Discussion Questions and a Guide to Going "Glocal"

Author: Kelsey Timmerman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 841

A deeply human-centered perspective on the origins of America'sfood Where Am I Eating? bridges the gap between global foodproducers and the American consumer, providing an insightful lookat how our eating habits affect farmers and fishermen around theworld. Follow the author on his global quest to meet the workersthat nurture, harvest, and hunt our food, as he works alongsidethem—loading lobster diving boats in Nicaragua, harvestingbananas in Costa Rica, lugging cocoa beans in Ivory Coast with amodern-day slave, picking coffee beans in Colombia and haulingtomatoes in Indiana. This new edition includes a study guide, adeeper explanation of the "glocal" concept, and advice for studentslooking to become engaged as both local and global citizens.Arguing neither for nor against globalization, this book simplyexplores the lives of those who feed us. Imports account for eighty-six percent of America's seafood,fifty percent of its fresh fruit, and eighteen percent of its freshvegetables. Where Am I Eating? examines the effects of thisreliance on those who supply the global food economy. Learn more about the global producers that feed our nation, andlearn from their worldviews intensely connected to people andplanet Discover how food preferences and trends affect the lives offarmers and fishermen Catch a boots-on-the-ground glimpse of the daily lives of foodproducers on four continents Meet a modern-day slave and explore the blurred line betweenexploitation and opportunity Observe how the poorest producers fare in the global foodeconomy This book takes a human-centered approach to food, investigatingthe lives of the people at the other end of the global foodeconomy, observing the hope and opportunity—or lackthereof—that results from our reliance on imports. WhereAm I Eating? is a touching, insightful, informative look at theorigins of our food.

The Role of a Lifetime

Author: Deimantas Narkevičius

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Art and religion

Page: 40

View: 682

Over the last five years Deimantas Narkevičius has developed a facility for storytelling, using film as his chosen medium. For this project he has set his film in Brighton, where he has revealed aspects of the city through historic documentary footage and new material, switching back and forth between recollections of the past and experiences of the present day.

Foucault’s Heterotopia in Christian Catacombs

Constructing Spaces and Symbols in Ancient Rome

Author: E. Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 203

View: 983

The catacombs of Rome have captured imaginations for centuries. This innovative study takes a fresh look at these underground spaces, and considers how art, space, texts, and practices can tell us more about the catacombs and the people who dug and decorated them.

Sacred Places of Goddess

108 Destinations

Author: Karen Tate

Publisher: CCC Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 425

View: 803

Designed to present a diversity of places both sacred and feminine, this coffee table book is filled with photographs from every corner of the world. From the Middle East, to Europe, Africa, and the Americas, the images of feminine divinity presented in this work are as uniform in their beauty as they are diverse in cultural tradition.

Sacred Places Europe

108 Destinations

Author: Brad Olsen

Publisher: CCC Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 374

Combining current trends, academic theories, and historical insights, this travel guide brings both lesser-known and famous European spiritual locales into perspective by explaining the significance of each sacred site. The cultural relevance, history, and spirituality of each site—including Stonehenge, the Acropolis, Mont Saint Michel, Pompeii, and Saint Peter’s Basilica—are explained, creating a moving and artistic travel experience. Each destination—with selections spanning more than 15 countries throughout Europe—is accompanied by easy-to-follow maps and directions.

Rascally Signs in Sacred Places

The Politics of Culture in Nicaragua

Author: David E. Whisnant

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 764

David Whisnant provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamic relationship between culture, power, and policy in Nicaragua over the last 450 years. Spanning a broad spectrum of popular and traditional expressive forms--including literature, music, film, and broadcast media--the book explores the evolution of Nicaraguan culture, its manipulation for political purposes, and the opposition to cultural policy by a variety of marginalized social and regional groups. Within the historical narrative of cultural change over time, Whisnant skillfully discusses important case studies of Nicaraguan cultural politics: the consequences of the unauthorized removal of archaeological treasures from the country in the nineteenth century; the perennial attempts by political factions to capitalize on the reputation of two venerated cultural figures, poet Ruben Dario and rebel General Augusto C. Sandino; and the ongoing struggle by Nicaraguan women for liberation from traditional gender relations. Originally published in 1995. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Sacred Places

Author: Jane Yolen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 38

View: 205

A collection of paintings and poems celebrates some of the world's most holy places, from the sacred sites of Easter Island and the Mayan temple of Copa+a7n to Jerusalem's Wailing Wall and the Christian cathedrals of Europe.