Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World is an eloquently written autoethnography in which researcher Hillary S. Webb seeks to understand the indigenous Andean concept of yanantin or "œcomplementary opposites."
Restorationist Religion and the Idea of the Mexican Revolution, 1940-1968
By Jason Dormady
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-4951-4 June 2011
In this intriguing study, Jason Dormady examines the ways members of Mexico's urban and rural poor used religious community to mediate between themselves and the state through the practice of religious primitivism, the belief that they were restoring Christianity-and the practice of Mexican citizenship-to a more pure and essential state.
Civil Religion and the Literary Imaginations of Jonathan Edwards, Herman Melville, and W. E. B. Du Bois
By Carole Stewart
$75.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-4679-7 March 2011
Stewart studies the writings of three American authors who all helped define civil religion through their expressions of the tradition of the jeremiad, or prophetic judgment of a people for backsliding from their destiny.