When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide

Black Athletes at BYU and Beyond
Author: Darron T. Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442217901
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 230
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This book tells the story of Brandon Davies’ dismissal from BYU’s NCAA playoff basketball team to illustrate the thorny intersection of religion, race, and sport in college athletics. Weaving together the history of black athletes and the black Mormon experience, the book offers a powerful analysis of the challenges facing black athletes today.

Black and Mormon


Author: Newell G. Bringhurst,Darron T. Smith
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252090608
Category: Religion
Page: 184
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The year 2003 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the lifting of the ban excluding black members from the priesthood of the Mormon church. The articles collected in Newell G. Bringhurst and Darron T. Smith's Black and Mormon look at the mechanisms used to keep blacks from full participation, the motives behind the ban, and the kind of changes that have--and have not--taken place within the church since the revelation responsible for its end. This challenging collection is required reading for anyone concerned with the history of racism, discrimination, and the Latter-day Saints.

Coming On Strong

Gender and Sexuality in Women's Sport
Author: Susan K Cahn
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252097521
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 416
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Acclaimed since its original publication, Coming on Strong has become a much-cited touchstone in scholarship on women and sports. In this new edition, Susan K. Cahn updates her detailed history of women's sport and the struggles over gender, sexuality, race, class, and policy that have often defined it. A new chapter explores the impact of Title IX and how the opportunities and interest in sports it helped create reshaped women's lives even as the legislation itself came under sustained attack.

White Parents, Black Children

Experiencing Transracial Adoption
Author: Darron T. Smith,Cardell K. Jacobson,Brenda G. Juárez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442207620
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 162
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Looks at the difficult issues of race in transracial adoptions -- particularly the most common adoption demographic of white parents with children from other racial and ethnic groups.

Religion in American Life

A Short History
Author: Jon Butler,Grant Wacker,Randall Balmer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199913293
Category: Religion
Page: 576
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"Quite ambitious, tracing religion in the United States from European colonization up to the 21st century.... The writing is strong throughout."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "One can hardly do better than Religion in American Life.... A good read, especially for the uninitiated. The initiated might also read it for its felicity of narrative and the moments of illumination that fine scholars can inject even into stories we have all heard before. Read it."--Church History This new edition of Religion in American Life, written by three of the country's most eminent historians of religion, offers a superb overview that spans four centuries, illuminating the rich spiritual heritage central to nearly every event in our nation's history. Beginning with the state of religious affairs in both the Old and New Worlds on the eve of colonization and continuing through to the present, the book covers all the major American religious groups, from Protestants, Jews, and Catholics to Muslims, Hindus, Mormons, Buddhists, and New Age believers. Revised and updated, the book includes expanded treatment of religion during the Great Depression, of the religious influences on the civil rights movement, and of utopian groups in the 19th century, and it now covers the role of religion during the 2008 presidential election, observing how completely religion has entered American politics.

Saints, Slaves, and Blacks

The Changing Place of Black People Within Mormonism
Author: Newell G. Bringhurst
Publisher: Greg Kofford Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781589586499
Category: History
Page: 314
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Examines Mormonism in the context of American attitudes towards slavery and race, and the racial traditions it maintained for over a century. While Mormons may have drawn from a distinct theology to support racial views, their attitudes towards blacks were deeply-embedded in the national debates over slavery and anticipation of the last days.

Brand Rewired

Connecting Branding, Creativity, and Intellectual Property Strategy
Author: Anne H. Chasser,Jennifer C. Wolfe
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470575420
Category: Law
Page: 224
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Discover how the world's leading companies have added value to their company by rewiring the brand creation process Brand Rewired showcases the world's leading companies in branding and how they have added value to their company by rewiring the brand creation process to intersect strategic thinking about intellectual property without stifling creativity. Features interviews with executives from leading worldwide companies including: Kodak, Yahoo, Kraft, J.Walter Thompson, Kimberly Clark, Scripps Networks Interactive, the Kroger Company, GE, Procter & Gamble, LPK, Northlich and more Highlights how to maximize return on investment in creating a powerful brand and intellectual property portfolio that can be leveraged economically for many years to come Reveals how to reduce costs in the brand creation and legal process Illustrates how a brand strategy intersecting with an equally powerful intellectual property strategy produces a greater economic return and more rewards for the brand project leaders Innovative in its approach, Brand Rewired shows you how how leading companies are abandoning the old school research-and-development-driven innovation philosophy and evolving to a Brand Rewired approach of innovating at the consumer level, using multi-disciplinary teams to build a powerful brand and intellectual asset to maximize return on investment.

Why Nations Fail

The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson
Publisher: Crown Books
ISBN: 0307719227
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 529
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An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.

The Mormon Church and Blacks

A Documentary History
Author: Matthew L Harris,Newell G. Bringhurst
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 025209784X
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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The year 1978 marked a watershed year in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as it lifted a 126-year ban on ordaining black males for the priesthood. This departure from past practice focused new attention on Brigham Young's decision to abandon Joseph Smith's more inclusive original teachings. The Mormon Church and Blacks presents thirty official or authoritative Church statements on the status of African Americans in the Mormon Church. Matthew L. Harris and Newell G. Bringhurst comment on the individual documents, analyzing how they reflected uniquely Mormon characteristics and contextualizing each within the larger scope of the history of race and religion in the United States. Their analyses consider how lifting the ban shifted the status of African Americans within Mormonism, including the fact that African Americans, once denied access to certain temple rituals considered essential for Mormon salvation, could finally be considered full-fledged Latter-day Saints in both this world and the next. Throughout, Harris and Bringhurst offer an informed view of behind-the-scenes Church politicking before and after the ban. The result is an essential resource for experts and laymen alike on a much-misunderstood aspect of Mormon history and belief.

Black Elk Speaks

Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, the Premier Edition
Author: John G. Neihardt
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438425406
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 334
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The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism


Author: Darren Dochuk
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393079272
Category: History
Page: 416
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A sweeping, five-decade history of the evangelical movement in southern California that explains an epochal realignment of American politics. From Bible Belt to Sun Belt tells the dramatic and largely unknown story of “plain-folk” religious migrants: hardworking men and women from Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas who fled the Depression and came to California for military jobs during World War II. Investigating this fiercely pious community at a grassroots level, Darren Dochuk uses the stories of religious leaders, including Billy Graham, as well as many colorful, lesser-known figures to explain how evangelicals organized a powerful political machine. This machine made its mark with Barry Goldwater, inspired Richard Nixon’s “Southern Solution,” and achieved its greatest triumph with the victories of Ronald Reagan. Based on entirely new research, the manuscript has already won the prestigious Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians. The judges wrote, “Dochuk offers a rich and multidimensional perspective on the origins of one of the most far-ranging developments of the second half of the twentieth century: the rise of the New Right and modern conservatism.”

Beyond the Ring

The Role of Boxing in American Society
Author: Jeffrey T. Sammons
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252061455
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 376
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"Carefully documents the ruin waiting for almost all those ill-advised enough to become professional boxers. He confirms all the legends, of crime, of swindling, of the miserable economic rewards allotted to the vast majority of fighters. . . the traditional racism of the American ring. . . . No one, reading Sammons, can doubt that it is evil." -- Times Literary Supplement

Healthcare Professionalism

Improving Practice through Reflections on Workplace Dilemmas
Author: Lynn V. Monrouxe,Charlotte E. Rees
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119044464
Category: Medical
Page: 272
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Healthcare Professionalism: Improving Practice through Reflections on Workplace Dilemmas provides the tools and resources to help raise professional standards within the healthcare system. Taking an evidence and case-based approach to understanding professional dilemmas in healthcare, this book examines principles such as applying professional and ethical guidance in practice, as well as raising concerns and making decisions when faced with complex issues that often have no absolute right answer. Key features include: Real-life dilemmas as narrated by hundreds of healthcare students globally A wide range of professionalism and inter-professionalism related topics Information based on the latest international evidence Using personal incident narratives to illustrate these dilemmas, as well as regulatory body professionalism standards, Healthcare Professionalism is an invaluable resource for students, healthcare professionals and educators as they explore their own professional codes of behaviour.

Pretty Mess


Author: Erika Jayne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501181912
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Without her alter-ego Erika Jayne, Erika Girardi says she’d just be “another rich bitch with a plane”—so get ready for the dishy, tell-all memoir from show-stopping performer, model, singer, and beloved star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Jayne. Erika Jayne didn’t make it this far by holding back. Now, in her first-ever memoir, the fan favorite star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills bares her heart, mind, and soul. In Pretty Mess, Erika spills on every aspect of her life: from her rise to fame as a daring and fiery pop/dance performer and singer; to her decision to accept a role on reality television; to the ups and downs of family life (including her marriage to famed lawyer Tom Girardi, thirty-three years her senior). There’s much more to Erika Jayne than fans see on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Pretty Mess is her opportunity to dig deep and tell her many-layered, unique, and inspiring life story. As fun and fearless as its author, this fascinating memoir proves once and for all why Erika Jayne is so beloved: she’s strong, confident, genuine, and here to tell all!

The 10X Rule

The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
Author: Grant Cardone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470627603
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Describes the principle of "Massive Action" and explains how to start, what to do, and how to follow up in taking concrete steps to exceed targets and reach your dreams and goals.

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die


Author: N.A
Publisher: Pier 9
ISBN: 9781760524036
Category:
Page: 960
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Delve into the pages of this sumptuously illustrated book and take a tour of the greatest novels that the world has to offer. Fully updated for 2018.

Teaching All Nations

Interrogating the Matthean Great Commission
Author: Mitzi J. Smith ,Jayachitra Lalitha
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451479891
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Performance Ethnography

Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Culture
Author: Norman K. Denzin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761910395
Category: Social Science
Page: 315
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In Performance Ethnography, one of the world’s most distinguished authorities on qualitative research, established the initial published connection of performance narratives with performance ethnography and autoethnography; the linkage of these formations to critical pedagogy and critical race theory; and the histories of these formations, and shown how they may be connected. Performance Ethnography is divided into three parts. Part I covers pedagogy, ethnography, performance, and theory as the foundation for a performative social science. Part II addresses the worlds of family, nature, praxis, and action, employing a structure that is equal parts memoir, essay, short story, and literary autoethnography. Part III examines the ethics and practical politics of performance autoethnography, anchored in the post-9/11 discourse in the United States. The amalgam serves as an invitation for social scientists and ethnographers to confront the politics of cultural studies and explore the multiple ways in which performance and ethnography can be both better understood and used as mechanisms for social change and economic justice. .

All Abraham's Children

Changing Mormon Conceptions of Race and Lineage
Author: Armand L. Mauss
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252091833
Category: Religion
Page: 368
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All Abraham’s Children is Armand L. Mauss’s long-awaited magnum opus on the evolution of traditional Mormon beliefs and practices concerning minorities. He examines how members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have defined themselves and others in terms of racial lineages. Mauss describes a complex process of the broadening of these self-defined lineages during the last part of the twentieth century as the modern Mormon church continued its world-wide expansion through massive missionary work. Mauss contends that Mormon constructions of racial identity have not necessarily affected actual behavior negatively and that in some cases Mormons have shown greater tolerance than other groups in the American mainstream. Employing a broad intellectual historical analysis to identify shifts in LDS behavior over time, All Abraham’s Children is an important commentary on current models of Mormon historiography.

Dispersed But Not Destroyed

A History of the Seventeenth-century Wendat People
Author: Kathryn Magee Labelle
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774825553
Category: History
Page: 273
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"Situated within the area stretching from Georgian Bay in the north to Lake Simcoe in the east (also known as Wendake), the Wendat Confederacy flourished for two hundred years. By the mid-seventeenth century, however, Wendat society was under attack. Disease and warfare plagued the community, culminating in a series of Iroquois assaults that led to the dispersal of the Wendat people in 1649. Yet the Wendat did not disappear, as many historians have maintained. In Dispersed but Not Destroyed, Kathryn Magee Labelle examines the creation of a Wendat diaspora in the wake of the Iroquois attacks. By focusing the historical lens on the dispersal and its aftermath, she extends the seventeenth-century Wendat narrative. In the latter half of the century, Wendat leaders continued to appear at councils, trade negotiations, and diplomatic ventures -- including the Great Peace of Montreal in 1701 -- relying on established customs of accountability and consensus. Women also continued to assert their authority during this time, guiding their communities toward paths of cultural continuity and accommodation. Through tactics such as this, the power of the Wendat Confederacy and their unique identity was maintained. Turning the story of Wendat conquest on its head, this book demonstrates the resiliency of the Wendat people and writes a new chapter in North American history."--Publisher's website.