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Ancestors : who we are and where we come from

Author: David Hertzel
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Everyone-in every place and culture-has ancestors. David Hertzel draws on his interviews with more than thirty people from a variety of cultural backgrounds across the United States and around the world to provide an engaging foray into the nature of relationships between people today and their ancestors, exploring what ancestry means in the modern world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hertzel, David, author.
Ancestors
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017
(DLC) 2017011422
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Hertzel
ISBN: 9781538104378 1538104377
OCLC Number: 992952827
Description: 1 online resource.
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.
Responsibility: David Hertzel.

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Hertzel's book serves as a corrective to youth-obsessed culture by insisting that we owe a debt to those who've gone before us. He interviewed more than 30 'people of prominence within a particular Read more...

 
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Enlightening and Encouraging

by theSister (WorldCat user published 2017-10-03) Excellent Permalink

I read this book while I was going through some difficult things in my life. It held my attention in a good way, an uplifting way. Some of the interviews and Hertzel's own thoughts were encouraging, even empowering for me. I believe the author is offering a message of dignity and respect regarding...
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