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Death, Social Conflict, and the Barley Harvest in the Hebrew Bible
(Journal of Hebrew Scriptures , 2005)
Some recent scholarship characterizes violent biblical narratives, such as the killing of Saul’s descendents in 2 Sam. 21, as evidence of ancient ritual sacrifice. Yet 2 Sam. 21 has more in common with Ruth 1 and Judith ...
Imagining Home, Nation, World: Appalachia on the Mall
(Journal of American Folklore, 2008)
This article reads the Smithsonian's annual folklife festival as a cultural product buffeted by changing material conditions and funding constraints as the United States transitioned from a Fordist industrial economy to a ...