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The Fish People

Author : Jean E. Jackson
ISBN : 0521278228
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Bará, or Fish people of the Northwest Amazon form part of a network of intermarrying local communities - each community speaks a different language and marriages must take place between people from different communities with different languages. Here, Jean Jackson discusses Bar· marriage, kinship, spatial organization and other features of their social landscape.

America Sasquatch

Author : John Kuykendall
ISBN : 9780359586981
Genre : Fiction
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On the evening of September 28, 2015, there was a rare total Lunar Eclipse of a Super Blood Moon. This eclipse was the fourth and final eclipse in a series of lunar eclipses called the lunar tetrad. These rare eclipses are known for causing energetic shifts and unexplained anomalies. This Harvest Moon was unique and phenomenal for many more reasons. Our ancient ancestors, the Sasquatch People, along with the Cosmos rejoiced during this full moon eclipse not only because of this sacred event but also because of the re-connection made between souls and the collective mission to share our experiences of love, truth, and wisdom from our Elder Brothers of the forest.

Broken Fables

Author : Nathan Myers
ISBN : 9780595238194
Genre : Fiction
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When they strip us naked like frying baboons over industrial-chemo nitrate bonfires in the back of gutted factories, asphyxiating from scrutiny and laws- we will always have our memories, and those mothers can't do anything about it. -M. R. E. 1993

Fresh Fictions

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ISBN : 8187649445
Genre : Indic fiction
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Folk Tales, Plays and Novellas from the wingtip of India, the North East. Exciting journeys: from the depths of a well to the skies via a golden bridge, from the battles between the Japanese and the Nagas to the war between the sun and people, from insurgency in Mizoram to the pleas of a just-dead soul wishing to stay alive, from the mind of a wolf boy to the mythical account of how man first cultivated paddy.

Cosmos Self And History In Baniwa Religion

Author : Robin Wright
ISBN : 0292791224
Genre : Social Science
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The Baniwa Indians of the Northwest Amazon have engaged in millenarian movements since at least the middle of the nineteenth century. The defining characteristic of these movements is usually a prophecy of the end of this present world and the restoration of the primordial, utopian world of creation. This prophetic message, delivered by powerful shamans, has its roots in Baniwa myths of origin and creation. In this ethnography of Baniwa religion, Robin M. Wright explores the myths of creation and how they have been embodied in religious movements and social action--particularly in a widespread conversion to evangelical Christianity. He opens with a discussion of cosmogony, cosmology, and shamanism and then goes on to explain how Baniwa origin myths have played an active role in shaping both personal and community identity and history. He also explores the concepts of death and eschatology and shows how the mythology of destruction and renewal in Baniwa religion has made the Baniwa people receptive to both Catholic and Protestant missionaries.

Huichol Mythology

Author : Robert Mowry Zingg
ISBN : 0816523177
Genre : Social Science
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Best known for their ritual use of peyote, the Huichol people of west-central Mexico carried much of their original belief system into the twentieth century unadulterated by the influence of Christian missionaries. Among the Huichol, reciting myths and performing rituals pleases the ancestors and helps maintain a world in which abundant subsistence and good health are assured. This volume is a collection of myths recorded by Robert Zingg in 1934 in the village of Tuxpan and is the most comprehensive record of Huichol mythology ever published. Zingg was the first professional anthropologist to study the Huichol, and his generosity toward them and political advocacy on their behalf allowed him to overcome tribal sanctions against divulging secrets to outsiders. He is fondly remembered today by some Huichols who were children when he lived among them. Zingg recognized that the alternation between dry and wet seasons pervades Huichol myth and ritual as it does their subsistence activities, and his arrangement of the texts sheds much light on Huichol tradition. The volume contains both aboriginal myths that attest to the abiding Huichol obligation to serve ancestors who control nature and its processes, and Christian-inspired myths that document the traumatic effect that silver mining and Franciscan missions had on Huichol society. First published in 1998 in a Spanish-language edition, Huichol Mythology is presented here for the first time in English, with more than 40 original photographs by Zingg accompanying the text. For this volume, the editors provide a meticulous historical account of Huichol society from about 200 A.D. through the colonial era, enabling readers to fully grasp the significance of the myths free of the sensationalized interpretations found in popular accounts of the Huichol. ZinggÕs compilation is a landmark work, indispensable to the study of mythology, Mexican Indians, and comparative religion.

The Gospel Of John

Author : John Paul Heil
ISBN : 9780227905821
Genre : Religion
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The Gospel of John has been examined from many different perspectives, but a comprehensive treatment of the theme of worship in this Gospel has not yet appeared. John Paul Heil offers a contribution toward a remedy of this deficiency by analyzing the entire Gospel of John from the perspective of its various dimensions of worship. The aim is to illustrate that three different but complementary dimensions of worship - confessional, sacramental, and ethical - dominate this Gospel. Indeed, these different types of worship represent the ways one expresses and demonstrates the faith that includes having divine life eternal, which is the stated purpose for writing the signs Jesus did in this Gospel - that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that, believing, you may have life in his name ( John 20:31).

Keepers Of The Sacred Chants

Author : Jonathan David Hill
ISBN : 0816511357
Genre : Social Science
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The Wakuenai of the upper Rio Negro region in southern Venezuela a form of singing called malikai for ceremonies of childbirth, initiation, and healing. This ritual chanting, a rich amalgam of myth and music, serves as a means of integrating individuals into a vertical hierarchy of powers relations between mythic ancestors and human descendants. In Keepers of the Sacred Chants, Jonathan Hill shows how the musical and semantic transformations of everyday discourse in malikai integrate the everyday world into a poetic process of empowerment. He interprets malikai through mythic narratives that explain the cosmos as an ongoing process of musically naming-into-being the species, objects, and activities that define individual humanness and society, and he further shows how semantic and musical meanings are joined to construct each chant and how these chants are manipulated in different contexts. Hill explains how the musical elements of malikai contribute to the success of performance, comparing different genres for which different musical criteria are appropriate. He considers the integration of speech and song through a close analysis of such elements as microtonal pitch rise, rhythm, and timbre, showing how these features are linked to poetic speech and imbued with social power. Hill's penetrating study of malikai is made within the context of Wakuenai history and cosmology and considers influences resulting from contact with the outside world. Because Northern Arawakan-speaking peoples have received less attention than others of the region, his book thus makes a significant contribution to Amazonian ethnography. It is the author's focus on malikai, however, that commends keepers of theSacred Chants to all interested in the multitextured uses of song and story by peoples of the world.

Sovereignty S Entailments

Author : Paul Nadasdy
ISBN : 9781487522070
Genre : Law
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Based on over five years of ethnographic research [carried out] in the southwest Yukon, Sovereignty's Entailments is a close ethnographic analysis of everyday practices of state formation in a society whose members do not take for granted the cultural entailments of sovereignty.

The One Piece Adventurer

Author : Kazuhisa Fujie
ISBN : 9781932897234
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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In a world of pirates, one man wants to become the greatest of them all: Monkey D. Luffy, who gained strange powers from eating the cursed Gum-Gum Fruit. Luffy and his crew sail the Seven Seas in search of the legendary treasure--One Piece.

Boundaries And Passages

Author : Ann Fienup-Riordan
ISBN : 0806126469
Genre : Social Science
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This book brings together as complete a record of traditional Yupik rules and rituals as is possible in the late twentieth century. Incorporating elders' recollections of the system of ruled boundaries and ritual passages that guided their parents and grandparents a century ago, Ann Fienup-Riordan brings into focus the complex, creative Yupik world view - expressed by ceremonial exchanges and the cycling of names, gifts, and persons - which continues to shape daily life in communities along the Bering Sea coast. Her analysis is illustrated with many contemporary and historical photographs. Identifying "metaphors to live by, " Fienup-Riordan tells of "the Boy Who Went to Live with Seals" and "the Girl Who Returned from the Dead." She explains how in Yupik cosmology their stories illustrate relationships among human beings, animals, and the spirit world - the "boundaries and passages" between death and the renewal of life.

Arctic Peoples

Author : Craig A. Doherty
ISBN : 9780816059706
Genre : History
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Discusses the history, culture, and current status of the Inuit and Aleut peoples.

To Amend Section 27 Of The Merchant Marine Act Of 1920

Author : United States. Congress. House. Merchant Marine and Fisheries
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110644759
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Time And Its Object

Author : Paolo Fortis
ISBN : 9781000366945
Genre : Social Science
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This volume examines the way objects and images relate to and shape notions of temporality and history. Bringing together ethnographic studies from the Lowlands of Central and South America and Melanesia, it explores the temporality inhering in images and artefacts from a comparative perspective. The chapters focus on how peoples in both regions ‘live in’ and ‘navigate’ time each through their distinctive systems of images and the processes and actions by which these come to be manifest in objects. With original theoretical and ethnographic contributions, the book is valuable reading for scholars interested in visual and material culture and in anthropological approaches to time.

Water Rights Settlement Act

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation
ISBN : UCAL:B5160611
Genre : Water
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Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
ISBN : UOM:39015022384716
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Python Natural Language Processing

Author : Jalaj Thanaki
ISBN : 9781787285521
Genre : Computers
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Leverage the power of machine learning and deep learning to extract information from text data About This Book Implement Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques for efficient natural language processing Get started with NLTK and implement NLP in your applications with ease Understand and interpret human languages with the power of text analysis via Python Who This Book Is For This book is intended for Python developers who wish to start with natural language processing and want to make their applications smarter by implementing NLP in them. What You Will Learn Focus on Python programming paradigms, which are used to develop NLP applications Understand corpus analysis and different types of data attribute. Learn NLP using Python libraries such as NLTK, Polyglot, SpaCy, Standford CoreNLP and so on Learn about Features Extraction and Feature selection as part of Features Engineering. Explore the advantages of vectorization in Deep Learning. Get a better understanding of the architecture of a rule-based system. Optimize and fine-tune Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning algorithms for NLP problems. Identify Deep Learning techniques for Natural Language Processing and Natural Language Generation problems. In Detail This book starts off by laying the foundation for Natural Language Processing and why Python is one of the best options to build an NLP-based expert system with advantages such as Community support, availability of frameworks and so on. Later it gives you a better understanding of available free forms of corpus and different types of dataset. After this, you will know how to choose a dataset for natural language processing applications and find the right NLP techniques to process sentences in datasets and understand their structure. You will also learn how to tokenize different parts of sentences and ways to analyze them. During the course of the book, you will explore the semantic as well as syntactic analysis of text. You will understand how to solve various ambiguities in processing human language and will come across various scenarios while performing text analysis. You will learn the very basics of getting the environment ready for natural language processing, move on to the initial setup, and then quickly understand sentences and language parts. You will learn the power of Machine Learning and Deep Learning to extract information from text data. By the end of the book, you will have a clear understanding of natural language processing and will have worked on multiple examples that implement NLP in the real world. Style and approach This book teaches the readers various aspects of natural language Processing using NLTK. It takes the reader from the basic to advance level in a smooth way.

Water Rights Settlement Act

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
ISBN : LOC:00139386589
Genre : Water
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Try Again

Author : Joseph Loturco
ISBN : 9780595217090
Genre : Fiction
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Science fiction today, fact tomorrow. Travel aboard the battleship, explore and defend the fleet as it meets aliens for trading.

The Listening Ebony

Author : Wendy James
ISBN : 0198234163
Genre : Social Science
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Notions of the person and of the foundations of bodily and moral experience lie at the heart of this ethnographic volume devoted to the Uduk-speaking people of Sudan. A new introduction looks at how Uduk villages were destroyed in the war in 1987.

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