The Resource Ancestors : who we are and where we come from, David Hertzel

Ancestors : who we are and where we come from, David Hertzel

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Ancestors : who we are and where we come from
Title
Ancestors
Title remainder
who we are and where we come from
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David Hertzel
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Language
eng
Summary
In Ancestors, David Hertzel offers an introductory foray into the nature of relationships people today have with their ancestors, and explores the significance of ancestry and ancestral belief in our modern world. Guided by two questions?“who are your ancestors?” and “what is your relationship to your ancestors?”?Hertzel interviewed thirty-five elders and people of prominence within particular social or intellectual communities. Interviewees were accomplished in an area related to ancestry, its nature or its meaning, and included genealogists, geneticists, tribal chiefs and elders, researchers in some aspect of family or ancestry, family elders, and experienced practitioners or supervisors of particular ancestral rituals. Interviewees were selected from a variety of cultural backgrounds for purposes of contrast, comparison, and breadth?but they are not spokespeople and were not asked to ?represent? particular belief systems, doctrines, or Peoples. Rather, the interviewees describe their own personal experiences and beliefs involving ancestors. From these interviews, Hertzel identifies common themes to ancestral practices and beliefs, such as the way we sanctify our ancestors, how we create a living narrative of our ancestry, and how experiences like suffering and love are shared across generations and appear to transcend death. Excerpts from interviews serve as examples throughout his narrative exploration of the concept of ancestry; a selection of full interviews are embedded throughout the text and offer glimpses into the diversity of ways that people think about who they are and where they come from
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
929.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Ancestors : who we are and where we come from, David Hertzel
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Ancestors : who we are and where we come from, David Hertzel
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Ancestors: who we are and where we come from -- Sacred is as sacred does -- "Who are your ancestors?" -- Every person is an ancestor, a descendant, and an individual -- The ancestral narrative -- Ancestors in time and space -- Ancestors, good and bad: pruning branches -- Reciprocal arrangements
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781538104361
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017011422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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