Of Love, the Moon, and Dirty Tricks (1968-1974). Complete Idiot’s Guide to American History by Alan Axelrod.
In This Chapter The counterculture movement Landing of Apollo 11 on the moon Nixon’s foreign-policy breakthroughs Crisis of national trust: Pentagon Papers and Watergate
Women, Crisis, and a Call to the Great Communicator (1963-1980). Complete Idiot’s Guide to American History by Alan Axelrod.
In This Chapter Feminism and the fate of the ERA An energy crisis triggered by OPEC A plague of economic and social woes The Iran hostage crisis Election 1980
A New Economy, a Plague, a Fallenwall, and a Desert in Flames (1980-1991). Complete Idiot’s Guide to American History by Alan Axelrod.
In This Chapter Rise and fall of Reaganomics The AIDS crisis Victory in the Cold War and the Persian Gulf Iran-Contra scandal
Democracy (1992—).Complete Idiot’s Guide to American History by Alan Axelrod.
In This Chapter End of the Reagan-Bush years The New Right, Libertarians, and militia groups An electronic democracy
IMAGES AND THE BODY. South American Indian Religions
One of the few generalizations about religion that may be safely declared is that the practice of belief is always, in one way or another, a firmly embodied affair, transpiring in the medium of the human body. Even in the hands of the most zealously ascetic or scholastic adherents, religion’s deep register is the body that is denied, cloaked, disciplined, or scorned. In less repressive religious cultures, the body is celebrated as the vessel of memory, the bearer of social status, the medium of divine presence, and the richly adorned display of fecundity, transport, joy, or sexual union.
AN OVERVIEW. South American Indian Religions
Since the Indians of South America do not conform culturally, there is no religious uniformity among them. Despite this inconsistency, an acceptable overview can be achieved by subdividing the continent’s large, geographically distinct regions into the following cultural areas.