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LovieThe Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship$
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Lisa Yarger

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469630052

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.001.0001

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

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Lisa Yarger

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter explores some of the challenges of doing documentary fieldwork when researcher and subject find their belief systems at odds. Yarger discusses Lovie’s brand of evangelizing, which focuses mainly on whether or not someone is attending church. Lovie tries to understand Yarger’s perspective on Christianity and Yarger, feeling judged and lacking by Lovie and others (at a seder hosted by the Jews for Jesus and again at the Young Peoples’ Sunday School Class at Lovie’s church on Palm Sunday), finds her highly cherished tolerance tested. A disagreement between Lovie and Yarger about biracial babies leads Yarger to reflect on racism and the process by which white people acquire racist patterns, as well as on her own often unsuccessful attempts while doing fieldwork to separate people from the racist patterns they sometimes exhibit.

Keywords:   documentary fieldwork, evangelizing, church, Christianity, Jews for Jesus, Sunday School, Palm Sunday, biracial babies, racism, racist patterns

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