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"Are We Not Foreigners Here?"

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ISBN: 9781469637105 9781469637129 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101724
Subject: History
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This book examines efforts by Indigenous Yaqui, Kickapoo, and Tohono O'odham people to maintain sovereignty and identity by utilizing the unique nature and sociopolitical dynamics of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

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Maternal Bodies

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ISBN: 9781469637181 9781469637204 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101721
Subject: History
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This new approach to the history of motherhood examines the role the female body played in defining motherhood from the mid-eighteenth century through the first half of the nineteenth century, demonstrating that physical representations or perceptions of the body were crucial to defining motherhood in different ways both for mothers themselves and for American culture at large.

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Proceedings of the UNC CBE Summit 2017

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ISBN: 9781469641928 9781469641935 Year: DOI: 10.5149/9781469641935_Soler Language: English
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101755
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The University of North Carolina CBE Summit 2017 offered faculty and staff from around the country an opportunity to learn about competency-based education (CBE) models. CBE enables students to earn academic credit based on content proficiency rather than the amount of time spent enrolled in a course. For the 300 participants at the Summit, the sessions focused on broad challenges to implementing CBE into established higher education systems. Nearly sixty national experts covered a broad range of topics as they engaged with teams from UNC’s seventeen campuses, the University System of Georgia, and representatives from community colleges and other higher education institutions, discussing the latest trends in competency-based instruction and delivery models. The six essays in this volume were adapted from presentations given at the 2017 Summit.

Realizing Islam

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ISBN: 9781469660844 9781469660844 Year: Pages: 307 DOI: 10.5149/9781469660844_Wright Language: English
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press Grant: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Subject: Religion --- History --- Sociology
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The Tijaniyya is the largest Sufi order in West and North Africa. In this unprecedented analysis of the Tijaniyya's origins and development in the late eighteenth century, Zachary Valentine Wright situates the order within the broader intellectual history of Islam in the early modern period. Introducing the group's founder, Ahmad al-Tijani (1737 - 1815), Wright focuses on the wider network in which al-Tijani traveled, revealing it as a veritable global Islamic revival whose scholars commanded large followings, shared key ideas, and produced literature read widely throughout the Muslim world. They were linked through chains of knowledge transmission from which emerged vibrant discourses of renewal in the face of perceived social and political corruption. Wright argues that this constellation of remarkable Muslim intellectuals, despite the uncertainly of the age, promoted personal verification in religious learning. With distinctive concern for the notions of human actualization and a universal human condition, the Tijaniyya emphasized the importance of the realization of Muslim identity. Since its beginnings in North Africa in the eighteenth century, the Tijaniyya has quietly expanded its influence beyond Africa, with significant populations in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and North America.

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