Anthropology: Religion

  • Globalization, Modernity and the Rise of Religious Fundamentalism: The Challenge of Religious Resurgence against the “End of History” (A Dialectical Kaleidoscopic Analysis) book cover

    Globalization, Modernity and the Rise of Religious Fundamentalism

    The Challenge of Religious Resurgence against the “End of History” (A Dialectical Kaleidoscopic Analysis), 1st Edition

    By Dimitrios Methenitis

    The emergence of religious fundamentalism in a globalized, post-colonial world poses a significant challenge to the "End of History" narratives common in academic and non-academic literature alike.   Globalization, Modernity and the Rise of Religious Fundamentalism proposes that we must seek new…

    Hardback – 2019-06-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Muslim Women's Rights: Contesting Liberal-Secular Sensibilities in Canada book cover

    Muslim Women's Rights

    Contesting Liberal-Secular Sensibilities in Canada, 1st Edition

    By Tabassum Fahim Ruby

    In the post-9/11 environment, the figure of the Muslim woman is at the forefront of global politics. Her representation is often articulated within a rights discourse owing much to liberal-secular sensibilities—notions of freedom, equality, rational thinking, individualism, and modernization.…

    Hardback – 2019-03-26
    Routledge
    Global Gender

  • Jains in India: Historical Essays book cover

    Jains in India

    Historical Essays, 1st Edition

    By Surendra Gopal

    The Jain community in India, though small in number, is very important in the economic and social life of the country. Jain history becomes more important when we find that the community anticipated new commercial practices adopted by European trading countries from the sixteenth century onwards.…

    Hardback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge

  • Preaching and New Worlds: Sermons as Mirrors of Realms Near and Far book cover

    Preaching and New Worlds

    Sermons as Mirrors of Realms Near and Far, 1st Edition

    Edited by Timothy J Johnson, Katherine Wrisley Shelby, John D Young

    This collection of essays examines the polyvalent concept of "New Worlds" in the context of medieval and early modern sermon studies. While the terms "Old World" and "New World" are commonplace in studies of Europe and the Americas, this volume explores how preaching in the Atlantic world and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Rethinking Relations and Animism: Personhood and Materiality book cover

    Rethinking Relations and Animism

    Personhood and Materiality, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-10-25
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

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

    Evil Eye, Jinn Possession, and Mental Health Issues

    An Islamic Perspective, 1st Edition

    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

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-08-06
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

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

    The Materiality of Mourning

    Cross-disciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-08-02
    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, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-06-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • 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, 1st Edition

    By Kristin Hanssen

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

    Hardback – 2018-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

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

    Applied Family Law in Islamic Courts

    Shari’a Courts in Gaza, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-03-29
    Routledge
    Islamic Law in Context

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