Lambda Alpha Journal, v.37 (complete version)
Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology
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This volume presents seven papers with topics in cultural, archaeological and biological anthropology as well as book and article reviews. In the first paper, Danielle Deemer discusses how local knowledge is used to understand the causes of youth outmigration in rural areas. David Bailey II explores the influence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka’s identity making. The concept of identity is also addressed by Gennie Thi Nguyen. In her paper, Vietnamese foodways is the unit of analysis, as it functions to maintain and transform cultural identity. M. Lynne Thompson examines if the religion Psychiana exhibits the primary components of a revitalization movement as defined by Anthony F. C. Wallace. The Katsina Cult, as explained by Ashley Atkins is not only understood in the religious sphere, but it should also be explained within the political sphere. Kristina Countryman analyzes the development of ancient Mesopotamia in terms of Multilinear Evolution Theory. Lastly, Alexia Dovas explores three theories as to why the Aztecs converted to Catholicism. For the first time, journal includes abstracts of the 9th Annual Lambda Alpha Symposium (Spring 2007).