Anthropology: Religion

  • Law, Religion, and Freedom: Conceptualizing a Common Right book cover

    Law, Religion, and Freedom

    Conceptualizing a Common Right

    Edited by W. Cole Durham, Jr., Javier Martinez Torron, Donlu D Thayer

    This book examines conceptualizations of religious freedom in various dimensions. The collection brings together leading experts from law, religious studies, social anthropology, and international relations, who present different perspectives which query, define, and clarify aspects of this…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Religious Freedom and the Law: Emerging contexts for freedom for and from Religion book cover

    Religious Freedom and the Law

    Emerging contexts for freedom for and from Religion

    Edited by Brett Scharffs, Asher Maoz, Ashley Wooley

    This volume presents a timely analysis of some of the current controversies relating to freedom for religion and freedom from religion that have dominated headlines worldwide. The collection trains the lens closely on select issues and contexts to provide detailed snapshots of the ways in which…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Women, Religion and the Body in South Asia: Living with Bengali Bauls book cover

    Women, Religion and the Body in South Asia

    Living with Bengali Bauls

    By Kristin Hanssen

    Noted for their haunting melodies and enigmatic lyrics, Bauls have been portrayed as spiritually enlightened troubadours traveling through the countryside in West Bengal in India and in Bangladesh. As icons of Bengali culture, Bauls have long been a subject of scholarly debates which center on…

    Hardback – 2018-05-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Food, Farming and Religion: Emerging Ethical Perspectives book cover

    Food, Farming and Religion

    Emerging Ethical Perspectives

    By Gretel Van Wieren

    Although the religious and ethical consideration of food and eating is not a new phenomenon, the debate about food and eating today is distinctly different from most of what has preceded it in the history of Western culture. Yet the field of environmental ethics, especially religious approaches to…

    Paperback – 2018-05-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Evil Eye, Jinn Possession, and Mental Health Issues: An Islamic Perspective book cover

    Evil Eye, Jinn Possession, and Mental Health Issues

    An Islamic Perspective

    By G. Hussein Rassool

    Evil Eye, Jinn Possession, and Mental Health Issues aims to raise awareness of the cultural considerations, religion and spirituality involved in the assessment of Muslim patients with mental health problems. The belief that Jinn spirits can cause mental illness in humans through affliction or…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Explorations in Mental Health

  • Applied Family Law in Islamic Courts: Shari’a Courts in Gaza book cover

    Applied Family Law in Islamic Courts

    Shari’a Courts in Gaza

    By Nahda Shehada

    Written from an ethnographic perspective, this book investigates the socio-legal aspects of Islamic jurisprudence in Gaza-Palestine. It examines the way judges, lawyers and litigants operate with respect to the law and with each other, particularly given their different positions in the power…

    Hardback – 2018-03-22 
    Routledge
    Islamic Law in Context

  • Alevism as an Ethno-Religious Identity: Contested boundaries book cover

    Alevism as an Ethno-Religious Identity

    Contested boundaries

    Edited by Celia Jenkins, Suavi Aydin, Umit Cetin

    Until recently the importance of religion in the modern world has often been underestimated in Western societies, whereas its significance is absolutely crucial in the Middle East. Religion is critical to a sense of belonging for communities and nations, and can be a force for unity or division.…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Daughters of Allah: Among Moslem Women in Kurdistan book cover

    Daughters of Allah

    Among Moslem Women in Kurdistan

    By Henry Harold Hansen

    In 1957, Henny Harald Hansen, the first Danish female anthropologist, was invited to take part in an archaeological expedition to the site of the projected Dokan Dam on the Little Zab river in Northern Iraq. Although her responsibilities were originally ethnological, she became the guest first of…

    Paperback – 2018-02-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • The Anthropology of Religion in A Globalizing World book cover

    The Anthropology of Religion in A Globalizing World

    By Ida Fadzillah Leggett

    Anthropology of Religion in a Globalizing World focuses on religions and belief systems in a global, multi-cultural, popular, and constantly transforming world. Today’s cultural groups exist across national borders and ethnic boundaries, and their religious ideologies rapidly adapt and follow suit.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge

  • The Women of the United Arab Emirates book cover

    The Women of the United Arab Emirates

    By Linda Usra Soffan

    First published in 1980, this book looks at the factors which influenced the position held by women in the United Arab Emirates in the second half of the 20th century. It argues that Islamic Law has granted women rights and privileges in the spheres of family life, marriage, education and economic…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • Changing Veils: Women and Modernisation in North Yemen book cover

    Changing Veils

    Women and Modernisation in North Yemen

    By Carla Makhlouf

    In Yemen, where current poverty is combined with a rich cultural heritage, the distinctions between the traditional and the modern are particularly difficult. First published in 1979, this is a study of social change as experienced and perceived by the women of San’a, the capital city of North…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • God and the EU: Faith in the European Project book cover

    God and the EU

    Faith in the European Project

    Edited by Jonathan Chaplin, Gary Wilton

    The current political, economic and financial crises facing the EU reveal a deeper cultural, indeed spiritual, malaise – a crisis in ‘the soul of Europe’. Many observers are concluding that the EU cannot be restored to health without a new appreciation of the contribution of religion to its past…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

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