Anthropology: Religion

  • Rethinking Relations and Animism: Personhood and Materiality book cover

    Rethinking Relations and Animism

    Personhood and Materiality

    Edited by Miguel Astor-Aguilera, Graham Harvey

    Personhood and relationality have re-animated debate in and between many disciplines. We are in the midst of a simultaneous "ontological turn", a "(re)turn to things" and a "relational turn", and also debating a "new animism". It is increasingly recognised that the boundaries between the "natural"…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Animism in Contemporary Japan: Voices for the Anthropocene from post-Fukushima Japan book cover

    Animism in Contemporary Japan

    Voices for the Anthropocene from post-Fukushima Japan

    By Shoko Yoneyama

    ‘Postmodern animism’ first emerged in grassroots Japan in the aftermath of mercury poisoning in Minamata and the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima. Fusing critiques of modernity with intangible cultural heritages, it represents a philosophy of the life-world, where nature is a manifestation of a…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • 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 G. Scharffs, Asher Maoz, Ashley Isaacson Woolley

    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 – 2018-08-20 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • 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 raises 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 possession…

    Hardback – 2018-08-16 
    Routledge
    Explorations in Mental Health

  • Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas: Governance, Management and Policy book cover

    Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas

    Governance, Management and Policy

    Edited by Bas Verschuuren, Steve Brown

    Cultural and spiritual bonds with ‘nature’ are among the strongest motivators for nature conservation; yet they are seldom taken into account in the governance and management of protected and conserved areas. The starting point of this book is that to be sustainable, effective and equitable,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-03 
    Routledge

  • The Materiality of Mourning: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives book cover

    The Materiality of Mourning

    Cross-disciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Zahra Newby, Ruth Toulson

    Tangible remains play an important role in our relationships with the dead; they are pivotal to how we remember, mourn and grieve. The chapters in this volume analyse a diverse range of objects and their role in the processes of grief and mourning, with contributions by scholars in anthropology,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26 
    Routledge

  • Depression in Kerala: Ayurveda and Mental Health Care in 21st Century India book cover

    Depression in Kerala

    Ayurveda and Mental Health Care in 21st Century India

    By Claudia Lang

    This book examines depression as a widely diagnosed and treated common mental disorder in India and offers a significant ethnographic study of the application of a traditional Indian medical system (Ayurveda) to the very modern problem of depression. Based on over a year of fieldwork, it…

    Hardback – 2018-06-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • International Perspectives on Pilgrimage Studies: Itineraries, Gaps and Obstacles book cover

    International Perspectives on Pilgrimage Studies

    Itineraries, Gaps and Obstacles

    Edited by John Eade, Dionigi Albera

    Although research on contemporary pilgrimage has expanded considerably since the early 1990s, the conversation has largely been dominated by Anglophone researchers in anthropology, ethnology, sociology, and religious studies from the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Northern Europe.…

    Paperback – 2018-06-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • Émile Durkheim and the Birth of the Gods: Clans, Incest, Totems, Phratries, Hordes, Mana, Taboos, Corroborees, Sodalities, Menstrual Blood, Apes, Churingas, Cairns, and Other Mysterious Things book cover

    Émile Durkheim and the Birth of the Gods

    Clans, Incest, Totems, Phratries, Hordes, Mana, Taboos, Corroborees, Sodalities, Menstrual Blood, Apes, Churingas, Cairns, and Other Mysterious Things

    By Alexandra Maryanski

    The Birth of the Gods is dedicated to Durkheim's effort to understand the basis of social integration. Unlike most social scientists, then and now, Durkheim concluded that humans are naturally more individualistic than collectivistic, that the primal social unit for humans is the macro-level unit (…

    Paperback – 2018-06-18 
    Routledge

  • Developing Magical Consciousness book cover

    Developing Magical Consciousness

    By Susan E.J. Greenwood

    Whilst there are many different cultural expressions of magical consciousness, there are some underlying fundamental aspects that are common to all, aspects that have been historically under recognised by science. Although a different mode of thought to analysis, magical consciousness is considered…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: The Challenge of Islam (2005): Encounters in Interfaith Dialogue book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Challenge of Islam (2005)

    Encounters in Interfaith Dialogue

    By Douglas Pratt

    First published in 2005, this book addresses the challenges arising from Christian-Muslim encounter and attempts to enable outsiders to understand the religion of Islam. The author offers distinctive perspectives that compliment much other literature in the study of Islam and in particular…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: The Islamic Jesus (1977): An Annotated Bibliography of Sources in English and French book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Islamic Jesus (1977)

    An Annotated Bibliography of Sources in English and French

    By Don Wismer

    First published in 1977, this book is intended as a record of sources in Islamic prophetology which focus on the prophet Isa — Jesus in Christian theology. The Islamic Isa differs markedly from the Christian Jesus, most obviously in that, although considered an important prophet, he is overshadowed…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge

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