(It’s expensive, so consider renting one, or buy a used copy; exams are open-book, so you should have a copy. We’ll be using this text again in the Fall (in Global Cultures) and in the Spring (in Anthropology of Europe), so if the UMD bookstore is back in operation there should be a local market for used copies.)
Timothy G. Roufs (Ed.). 2019. Gabe-bines, "Forever Flying Bird": Teachings from Paul Peter Buffalo, Vol.3, Living Amongst the Whites . . . the Best We Can. Minneapolis, MN: Wise Ink. (For the Minnesota Historical Society, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and the American Indian Learning Resource Center of the University of Minnesota Duluth.) 28 June 2019
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"The greatest gatherings on Earth are rituals. They bind us together and keep communities alive. In Siena rival districts battle for supremacy in a 700 year-old horserace. In Japan, two thousand men perform a chaotic fire ritual to be renewed; while in Malaysia, one devotee joins millions to fulfill a grueling vow to god. At the world's highest mass ritual in the Peruvian Andes, men are initiated into their ancient clan; and in the desert, Burning Man's new rituals fulfill our desire to belong."
Sárkány, Mihály. (2002). “Cultural and Social Anthropology in Central and Eastern Europe”. In M. Kaase, V. Sparschuh, & A.Wenninger (Eds.), Three Social Science Disciplines in Central and Eastern Europe: Handbook on Economics, Political Science and Sociology (1989-2001) (pp. 558-566). Berlin: Informationszentrum Sozialwissenschaften. https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-281260.