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The Transformation of This World Depends Upon You

Wendy Ewald, Thomas Keenan, Martha Saxton, Fazal Sheikh
Format
Book
Published
Göttingen, Germany : Steidl, 2014.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Variant Title
Half-title: Voices from Amherst and beyond
ISBN
9783869307800, 3869307803
Summary
"[This book] is the third in a series of three collaborative art projects hosted by Amherst College in which an artist is invited to work with students to explore the relationship between the college and the local community and to produce artworks that bring the two communities closer together ... [it] grew out of Fazal Sheikh's collaboration with the students and with members of the wider Springfield community ..."--Editorial note, page 233. "[We] wanted to ... make the connection between Amherst's history in the world and an immigrant community in our midst."--Foreword, page 10.
Contents
  • Foreword / Wendy Ewald
  • Introduction: Against all assumed authority: human rights, civic engagement, and the missionary tradition / Thomas Keenan
  • Part one, The Missionaries: Setting out ; Reuben Tinker: Doing good and doing well ; Justin Perkins: False prophets ; Henry Lyman: The highest reward ; Henry Van Lennep: The artist ; Elijah Bridgman: A stranger in China ; Shimeta Neesima: Stowaway ; Kanzo Uchimura: Christians without a church ; The Ward family: missionaries of the future / Martha Saxton
  • Part two, Voices from the Amherst and Springfield communities: Arline Wright ; Carmen Rodriguez ; Christine Wells ; Jafet Robles ; Rona Thompson ; Luis Manuel Perez ; Margarita Albelo ; Parvin Niroomand ; Paul Vasconcellos ; Sellou Diate / Fazal Sheikh
  • Appendix: A problem shared: working with the Amherst community / Molly Mead.
Description
237 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm
Technical Details
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