Tag: Religion

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Anthropologist as Court Jester: Civil Disobedience and The People’s Café

Nancy Scheper-Hughes “Just remember, Nancy, that you and I are just ‘passing’ as academics.” —George A. DeVos (“the Fox” in […]

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A Boom Interview: Kevin Starr

Kevin Starr Editor’s note: Narrator of the desires that gave California rise and the experiences of countless Californians, Kevin Starr […]

Front of temple looking at one of the faces of Tlaloc, Mexican god of rain and harvest.

Monumental Hydraulics: Diego Rivera’s Lerma Waterworks and the Water Temples of San Francisco

Rafael Tiffany Susan Moffat The water pouring readily out of our private faucets is a modern production that belies the […]

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Greystone Chapel

by Jason Sexton Finding freedom inside Folsom Prison’s walls From Boom Summer 2016, Vol 6, No 2 Johnny Cash’s May 1968 album, At […]

Block-by-block in a changing Los Angeles neighborhood.

Mapping the New Landscape of Religion

Block-by-block in a changing Los Angeles neighborhood.

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Our Lady of La Vang

A Vietnamese Virgin Mary made in California, by Thien-Huong T.Ninh.

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Dancing with a Ghost

A Cambodian exorcism in Oakland, by Russell Jeung.

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Take it Outside

Practicing religion in public, by Jennifer Scheper Hughes, James Kyung-Jin Lee, Amanda Lucia, and S. Romi Mukherjee.

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Alien Apostles

When missionaries landed on native California, by Katie Dorame.

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The Spirit of the Dream Dance

Watching my traditions change, by Greg Sarris.