Lambda Alpha Journal, v.37, 2007

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About the Lambda Alpha Journal

The Lambda Alpha Journal is a yearly publication of student papers by members of the Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology and is published at theWichita State University Department of Anthropology. Professional, avocational, student manuscripts, and book reviews of recent publications are welcome. The journal is made possible through the efforts of the Journal editorial staff residing at the founding chapter, Alpha of Kansas .

Funding for the Journal is obtained through subscriptions and continuing sponsorship by the Student Government Association of Wichita State University.

Editor in Chief : Dr. Peer H. Moore-Jansen

Founded by Dr. Lowell D. Holmes

Student-editor: Sandi Harvey


Recent Submissions

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    9th Annual Lambda Alpha Symposium, Wichita, KS Abstracts
    (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2007)
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    Lambda Alpha Journal, v.37 (complete version)
    (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2007) Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology
    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).
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    Letter from the Editor
    (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2007) Moore-Jansen, Peer H.
    Introduction to the 37th issue of Lambda Alpha Journal
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    Youth outmigration and local knowledge: Implications for rural CSAS
    (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2007) Deemer, Danielle Rose
    This research paper is an effort to understand not only why rural youths are moving to urban centers in such great numbers, but also the prospects for rural CSA farms.
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    Rampant Lions: The Buddhist response to violence in Sri Lanka
    (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2007) Bailey, David Paul
    Author describes religious, social, and ethnic roots of Sri Lanka political history. He concludes that "competing national myths, conflicting views over the use of public space, and different experiences under colonialism, the distinctions between Tamils and the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka have been reinforced to such a degree that the situation regarding the devolution of central authority may be seen as irreconcilable given the history of events that has transpired since independence."
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