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The Global Role of Congregations: Bridging Borders through Direct Engagement

Robert Wuthnow

in Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259157
eISBN:
9780520943063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259157.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The global role of U.S. congregations extends well beyond the occasional offering for disaster relief. The vast majority of U.S. congregations are still intensely interested in transcultural ... More


Epilogue: Diverted Testimonies: New World Refugees in the Twenty-First Century

April Shemak

in Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233557
eISBN:
9780823241194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233557.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

It is difficult to imagine how to end a book about refugees, especially when so many of the refugees that are discussed in this book have not arrived at a destination but remain in limbo. The ... More


Militarized Refuge: A Critical Rereading of Vietnamese Flight to the United States

Yến Lê Espiritu

in Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839949
eISBN:
9780824868574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839949.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Yến Lê Espiritu examines the role of the United States in “rescuing” Vietnamese refugees at the end of the Vietnam War. She challenges the “rescue and liberation” narrative of what has been dubbed ... More


Introduction

Noah Benezra Strote

in Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300219050
eISBN:
9780300228045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219050.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter provides a background of the creation of post-Nazi Germany. Comprehending Germany's rebirth as a liberal democracy remains necessary today not only because it marks the ... More


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