EPILOGUE The Homecoming Dance began this book by sharing about my “tears
at a homecoming” in South Africa when I first visited in 2000. When I returned to
South Africa with my family in 2002 to speak at the same conference, I was ...

Author: Curtiss Paul DeYoung

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498225187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 584

An invitation to reclaim our worth as persons created in the image of God. Both scholarly and personal, Curtiss Paul DeYoung's profound public journey has intersected again and again with social realities of injustice and alienation. He graciously shares here his compelling story of hope and reconciliation. New insights and new challenges arise as he encounters Desmond Tutu, Malaak Shabazz, Rabbi Menachem Froman, Sojourner Truth, Samuel Ruiz Garcia, Lani Guinier, Cain Hope Felder, James Earl Massey, Mary McLeod Bethune, Ronald Takaki, Samuel Hines, Howard Thurman, and many others. The hallmarks of DeYoung's engaging narrative are spiritual transformation, innovative leadership, and creative courage.

Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming,” he said, “is a celebration of all that.” “So what are you saying?
Your homecoming means more to you than mine because you went to a black
college?” Monica argued. “That's crazy.” “I'm not saying your homecoming isn't as

Author: Curtis Bunn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1593094299

Category: Fiction

Page: 333

View: 366

A trip back to their alma mater's homecoming becomes memorable for five people in a way none of them could have expected.

Homecoming Queens

fascinating window onto rural queer life. Through the experiences of the novel's
protagonist, Jackson, a bisexual, polyamorous man who leaves Tampa to
support ...

Author: J. E. Sumerau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463512098

Category: Education

Page: 20

View: 734

“It’s hard for me to keep a straight face at the thought of living in a place called Queens with my husband and former homecoming queen wife,” Jackson thinks when his spouses inform him of their desire to move back to their hometown following the death of a parent. In Homecoming Queens, this decision sets in motion events that will dramatically transform the three spouses, their understanding of the past, and the town itself. As Jackson Garner leaves Tampa, he introduces us to Queens, a small town in Georgia situated between Atlanta and Augusta. In Queens, Jackson, Crystal and Lee encounter supportive regulars at the diner they take over from Crystal’s father as well as hostile locals who find bisexuality, polyamory, and other “alternative” lifestyles unsavory. They also confront the traumatic event that led Crystal and Lee to leave town after high school. Along the way, they face the history and ghosts of the town, the tension between an LGBT friendly pastor and some of his anti-LGBT congregants, the struggles of a kid seeking gender transition, and the ongoing battle between progress and tradition in the American south. Homecoming Queens can be read purely for pleasure or used as supplemental reading for courses in sexualities, gender, relationships, sociology, families, religion, the life course, the American south, identities, culture, intersectionality, and arts-based research. “Witty, action-packed, and full of surprises, Homecoming Queens will speak to anyone who has ever tried to go home again. Sumerau’s novel is an eye-opening read that sheds light on the dynamics of polyamory and queer presence in the Deep South. Secrets and mysteries intertwine with friendships new and old as the three spouses navigate Queens as sexually non-conforming adults.” – Katie Acosta, Ph.D., Georgia State University and author of Amigas y Amantes: Sexually Nonconforming Latinas Negotiate Family “Homecoming Queens educates you about being queer, trans, and poly in the South while also entertaining you with a captivating story from start to finish. Seriously, this story should be turned into a play or movie – or both!” – Eric Anthony Grollman, Ph.D., University of Richmond and Editor of Conditionallyaccepted.com “Homecoming Queens shows that while the past may sometimes reverberate into our present, it does not necessarily have to define our present or the futures we seek. This book will keep you guessing and wondering long after you’ve read it.” – Lorena Garcia, Ph.D., University of Illinois Chicago and author of Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself: Latina Girls and Sexual Identity J. E. Sumerau is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Tampa. Their writing focuses on sexualities, gender, religion, and health in the interpersonal and historical experiences of sexual, gender, and religious minorities. They are also the author of two previous novels – Cigarettes & Wine and Essence. For more information, visit www.jsumerau.com

Heidegger and Homecoming

where it arrives in its journey, and of the journeying itself, is the language of and
out of homecoming. Heidegger comments, The language of the poetry whose site
is in apartness answers to the homecoming of unborn mankind into the quiet ...

Author: Robert Mugerauer

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442692731

Category: Philosophy

Page: 688

View: 955

Martin Heidegger's philosophical works devoted themselves to challenging previously held ontological notions of what constitutes "being," and much of his work focused on how beings interact within particular spatial locations. Frequently, Heidegger used the motifs of homelessness and homecoming in order to express such spatial interactions, and despite early and continued recognition of the importance of homelessness and homecoming, this is the first sustained study of these motifs in his later works. Utilizing both literary and philosophical analysis, Heidegger and Homecoming reveals the deep figural unity of the German philosopher's writings, by exploring not only these homecoming and homelessness motifs, but also the six distinctive voices that structure the apparent disorder of his works. In this illuminating and comprehensive study, Robert Mugerauer argues that these motifs and Heidegger's many voices are required to overcome and replace conventional and linear methods of logic and representation. Making use of material that has been both neglected and yet to be translated into English, Heidegger and Homecoming explains the elaborate means with which Heidegger proposed that humans are able to open themselves to others, while at the same time preserve their self-identity.

African Homecoming

The pilgrimage metaphor has also been taken up in the academic literature that
deals with (African) diasporan homecoming (Davis 1997; Harden 2007; Holsey
2008), yet often without deeper analysis. The pilgrimage vocabulary denotes an ...

Author: Katharina Schramm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131543539X

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

View: 258

African Americans and others in the African diaspora have increasingly “come home” to Africa to visit the sites at which their ancestors were enslaved and shipped. In this nuanced analysis of homecoming, Katharina Schramm analyzes how a shared rhetoric of the (Pan-)African family is produced among African hosts and Diasporan returnees and at the same time contested in practice. She examines the varying interpretations and appropriations of significant sites (e.g. the slave forts), events (e.g. Emancipation Day) and discourses (e.g. repatriation) in Ghana to highlight these dynamics. From this, she develops her notions of diaspora, home, homecoming, memory and identity that reflect the complexity and multiple reverberations of these cultural encounters beyond the sphere of roots tourism.


In this powerful book, John Bradshaw shows how we can learn to nurture that inner child, in essence offering ourselves the good parenting we needed and longed for.

Author: John Bradshaw

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804150389

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 234

Are you outwardly successful but inwardly do you feel like a big kid? Do you aspire to be a loving parent but all too often “lose it” in hurtful ways? Do you crave intimacy but sometimes wonder if it’s worth the struggle? Or are you plagued by constant vague feelings of anxiety or depression? If any of this sounds familiar, you may be experiencing the hidden but damaging effects of a painful childhood—carrying within you a “wounded inner child” that is crying out for attention and healing. In this powerful book, John Bradshaw shows how we can learn to nurture that inner child, in essence offering ourselves the good parenting we needed and longed for. Through a step-by-step process of exploring the unfinished business of each developmental stage, we can break away from destructive family rules and roles and free ourselves to live responsibly in the present. Then, says Bradshaw, the healed inner child becomes a source of vitality, enabling us to find new joy and energy in living. Homecoming includes a wealth of unique case histories and interactive techniques, including questionnaires, letter-writing to the inner child, guided meditations, and affirmations. Pioneering when introduced, these classic therapies are now being validated by new discoveries in attachment research and neuroscience. No one has ever brought them to a popular audience more effectively and inspiringly than John Bradshaw.


In writing Homecoming , I can see now how fiercely I was claiming my woman ' s
voice . As I followed my mother cleaning house , washing and ironing clothes ,
rolling dough , I was using the material of my housebound girl life to claim my ...

Author: Julia Alvarez

Publisher: Plume Books


Category: Poetry

Page: 120

View: 965

Gathers the poems included in the author's first book, which focused on her bilingual and bicultural heritage, thirteen new poems, and the author's reflections on her first book


PREFACE : : Of Land and Love I began Homecoming , a personal documentary
film on African - American farmers in the southern United States , the day I
discovered that my uncle Leroy James Sr . was about to lose his life ' s work and
land .

Author: Charlene Gilbert

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

View: 152

A history of African American farmers from the Reconstruction era to the present documents their struggle to own land, and discusses the Supreme Court decision to compensate them for historically unfair banking practices.


PRAISE FOR HOMECOMING “ Gripping . . . It keeps the reader in a thoroughly
satisfying state of anxiety . " - Dean Koontz , bestselling author of Hideaway “ This
is Matt Costello ' s strongest book yet — a gasp - aminute thriller that is also a ...

Author: Matthew J. Costello

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425135037

Category: Hostages

Page: 298

View: 893

Returned to the home he thought he would never see again, American hostage Simon Farrell finds his homecoming bliss shattered by a sadistic ex-con. Original.


Tessa ' s homecoming , ” everyone repeated , some more fervently than others .
Only one glass was not raised , one person who did not join in the toast . Tessa
saw Aunt Sybil set her champagne glass down with a distinct rap on the table ...

Author: Susan Bowden

Publisher: Signet Book

ISBN: 9780451185877

Category: Fiction

Page: 395

View: 432

Returning to the Yorkshire town where she had been raised, Tessa Hargrave plans to confront the family that made her feel unloved and the man who broke her heart by marrying another woman. Original.


JV8749.P3E38 1982 Efrati, Nathan, Homecoming, 10404805N -4 JV8749,P3E38
1982 Efrati, Nathan. Homecoming. 10W805N.




Category: Eretz Israel

Page: 134

View: 747


STANFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Professor Alfred H . Grommon & Helen
McCurdy Grommon Library Fund for 19th Century & Contemporary American
Literature Established in 1977 Homecoming Homecoming The Southern Family
in ...

Author: Liz Smith Parkhurst

Publisher: August House Pub Incorporated


Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 464

A collection of 12 stories about family life in the South.


Through the Homecoming exhibition and this publication the organizers hope to
contribute insight into one collector and into the tastes and practices associated
with art in his time . Jane H. Hancock Guest Curator X HOMECOMING 1 I 1 ...

Author: Jane H. Hancock



Category: Art

Page: 116

View: 500


You can tell , from the way he turns to you during this conversation , he wants you
to inherit the business he started thirty years ago . You think he thinks what with
you ' re unexpected homecoming , you may finally let him retire . You listen , but ...

Author: Maggie Tiojakin



Category: Short stories, English

Page: 121

View: 844


Homecoming. WE WOULDN ' T HAVE felt quite that way about it , of course , if it
wasn ' t that we had seen Diederick Kleynhans growing up in front of us , as it
were . And we knew , naturally enough , what it was that had spoilt him . It was
clear ...

Author: Herman Charles Bosman

Publisher: Human & Rosseau


Category: Farmers

Page: 288

View: 563

Once again the Dwarsberg farmers gather in Jurie Steyn's voorkamer to discuss some of the salient historical details relating to an item of local gossip. But whether the topic is go-slow strikes or the end of the world, Van Tonder, Welman, Naude and the others would far rather discuss it than plough their fields."


... at Trevor and smiled . He reached over and squeezed her hand . “ Mama . ”
Her voice was thick with strong emotion . “ This is your daughter , Cassie . ” let
Harlequin warm your heart with the AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 300.

Author: Casey Roberts


ISBN: 9780373704293

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 625

Homecoming by Casey Roberts released on Sep 24, 1990 is available now for purchase.


Jacob Lawrence Homecoming is a real gift to the reader and the lover of art: it
provides a lively biography of this major painter, taking Johnson from rural South
Carolina to Denmark, then back to New York, to full maturity and a tragic, obscure

Author: Richard J. Powell

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications


Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 950

Profiles the life and work of the noted African American painter.


Author: John Clanchy

Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)


Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 440

Author explores diverse forms of love with a rare poignancy and passion in those novellas.

The Homecoming Theme in Modern Drama

HOMECOMING " . . . but nevertheless , we do make up a unit " . In The
Homecoming the stage set is the family parlour , the characters are members of a
family , and ...

Author: Leah Hadomi



Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

View: 703

This study begins with an examination of the archi-pattern of the Prodigal Son, then analyses the analogies and differences between this archi-pattern and its post-figuration in modern dramatic discourse as influenced by changes in the sociocultural code. Six modern plays are represented: Ibsen's Ghosts, O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, Miller's Death of a Salesman, Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Pinter's The Homecoming, and Shepard's Buried Child.