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Patronage, Millennialism and the Serpent God Mumbo in South-West Kenya, 1912–34
(Cambridge University Press, 2002-02)
This article traces the history of Mumboism, a millennial cult of south-west Kenya, 1912–34. Mumbo, the serpent god of Lake Victoria, promised to eject whites and chiefs from the region and usher in a period of prosperity. ...
Plan-Based Expressivism and Innocent Mistakes
(University of Chicago Press, 2009-01)
Over the past hundred years, there has been a series of metaethical views according to which we ought to deepen our understanding of normative terms by inquiring after the states of mind they express. This is the class of ...
"Liberal Education Has Failed": Reading Like an Engineer in 1960s America
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2009)
The nature of student affairs work at historically black colleges and universities
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2006)
This qualitative study examined the nature of work for 70 administrators (67% female, 33 male) who provide services to students at historically Black colleges and universities. Data were collected by administering the ...
Performing culture(s): Extras and extra-texts in Sabina Berman's 'eXtras'
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2004-10)
For almost thirty years, Mexican dramatist Sabina Berman has been writing and producing plays that question and often ridicule notions of gender, political credibility, historical authority, and cultural identity. Her ...
Twenty years in: An essay in two parts
(National Council of Teachers of English, 2006-12)
Part I of this essay traces the evolution of my understanding of the exploratory essay as a discursive form and a genre for teaching writing. Part II explores my motivations for advocating a polarized definition of the ...
Things (not) to do with breasts in public: Maternal embodiment and the biocultural politics of infant feeding
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2007)
This article offers a biocultural analysis of public representations of breastfeeding, identifying underlying social conflicts that infant feeding controversies mask. If the traditional biocultural approach to breastfeeding ...
Holy Cards/Immaginette: The Extraordinary Literacy of Vernacular Religion
(National Council of Teachers of English, 2008-12)
Like other seemingly ordinary materials (cookbooks, street art, scrapbooks, etc.) the subject of our investigation-holy cards or (in Italian) immaginette-often function as rich repositories of personal and cultural memory ...