Anthropology: Religion

  • Bad Christians, New Spains: Muslims, Catholics, and Native Americans in a Mediterratlantic World book cover

    Bad Christians, New Spains

    Muslims, Catholics, and Native Americans in a Mediterratlantic World, 1st Edition

    By Byron Ellsworth Hamann

    This book centers on two inquisitorial investigations, both of which began in the 1540s. One involved the relations of Europeans and Native Americans in an Oaxacan town (in New Spain, today’s Mexico). The other involved relations of Moriscos (recent Muslim converts to Catholicism) and Old…

    Hardback – 2019-11-07 
    Routledge
    The Anthropology of History

  • Religion and Religious Practices in Rural China book cover

    Religion and Religious Practices in Rural China

    1st Edition

    By Mu Peng

    This book explores how, unlike in the West, the daily religious life of most Chinese people spreads without institutional propagation. Based upon more than a decade of field research in rural China, the book demonstrates the decisive role of rites of passage and yearly festival rituals held in…

    Hardback – 2019-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Muslim Piety as Economy: Markets, Meaning and Morality in Southeast Asia book cover

    Muslim Piety as Economy

    Markets, Meaning and Morality in Southeast Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Johan Fischer, Jérémy Jammes

    The first volume to explore Muslim piety as a form of economy, this book examines specific forms of production, trade, regulation, consumption, entrepreneurship and science that condition – and are themselves conditioned by – Islamic values, logics and politics. With a focus on Southeast Asia as a…

    Hardback – 2019-10-30 
    Routledge
    Studies in Material Religion and Spirituality

  • Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith: Exploring Religious Differences book cover

    Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith

    Exploring Religious Differences, 1st Edition

    Edited by David C. Dollahite, Loren D. Marks

    This book explores how religious families draw on their spiritual beliefs, religious practices, and faith communities to help them strengthen their marital relationships and their parenting. Using in-depth interviews from eight religious groups – Asian American Christian; Black Christian; Catholic…

    Hardback – 2019-10-29 
    Routledge

  • Religion, Law, Politics and the State in Africa: Applying Legal Pluralism in Ghana book cover

    Religion, Law, Politics and the State in Africa

    Applying Legal Pluralism in Ghana, 1st Edition

    By Seth Tweneboah

    Applying a legal pluralist framework, this study examines the complex interrelationships between religion, law, and politics in contemporary Ghana, a professedly secular state characterised by high levels of religiousity. It aims to explore legal, cultural and moral tensions created by overlapping…

    Hardback – 2019-10-25 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • History, Memory, and Territorial Cults in the Highlands of Laos: The Past Inside the Present book cover

    History, Memory, and Territorial Cults in the Highlands of Laos

    The Past Inside the Present, 1st Edition

    By Pierre Petit

    This book captures the dynamics of history, memory, and territorial cults in Houay Yong, a Tai Vat village situated in the multiethnic highland frontier between Laos and Vietnam. Taking seriously the experiences of the villagers, it partakes in a broader movement to reintegrate highlanders and…

    Hardback – 2019-10-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asian Societies

  • Developing Magical Consciousness: A Theoretical and Practical Guide for Expansion book cover

    Developing Magical Consciousness

    A Theoretical and Practical Guide for Expansion, 1st Edition

    By Susan Greenwood

    Offering a new template for future exploration, Susan Greenwood examines and develops the notion that the experience of magic is a panhuman orientation of consciousness, a form of knowledge largely marginalized in Western societies. In this volume she aims to form a "bridge of communication"…

    Hardback – 2019-10-15 
    Routledge

  • The Supernatural After the Neuro-Turn book cover

    The Supernatural After the Neuro-Turn

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pieter F. Craffert, John R. Baker, Michael J. Winkelman

    This book takes what is often referred to as the 'supernatural' to be normal natural phenomena that are closely linked to the neurobiology of the human species. Reflecting the neurocultural and biocultural perspective, the chapters cover phenomena such as out-of-body experiences, ghosts, and…

    Hardback – 2019-09-26 
    Routledge

  • Culture and the Cognitive Science of Religion book cover

    Culture and the Cognitive Science of Religion

    1st Edition

    By James Cresswell

    Culture and the Cognitive Science of Religion is the first book to bring together cultural psychology and the cognitive science of religion (CSR). Containing much-needed discussion of how good research should do more than simply follow methodological prescriptions, this thought-provoking and…

    Paperback – 2019-08-23 
    Routledge

  • State Law, Dispute Processing And Legal Pluralism: Unspoken Dialogues From Rural India book cover

    State Law, Dispute Processing And Legal Pluralism

    Unspoken Dialogues From Rural India, 1st Edition

    By Kalindi Kokal

    This book presents an ethnography of dispute processing by non-state forums and actors in rural India. As such it sheds light on a much neglected and contested topic. Arising in the context of recent legal and political debates that question the legitimacy of non-state actors engaged in dispute…

    Hardback – 2019-08-22 
    Routledge
    Law and Anthropology

  • Islamophobic Hate Crime: A Student Textbook book cover

    Islamophobic Hate Crime

    A Student Textbook, 1st Edition

    By Imran Awan, Irene Zempi

    In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in anti-Muslim attacks. What is driving the proliferation of these hate crimes? Why are Muslims being demonised? Building on current research and drawing upon real-life examples and case studies, this book provides an accessible introduction to…

    Paperback – 2019-08-05 
    Routledge

  • What Is Religion? book cover

    What Is Religion?

    2nd Edition

    By Jeppe Sinding Jensen

    Starting from the premise that religion is a human endeavour that can be analysed and compared across time and cultures, What Is Religion? brings the most up-to-date scholarship to bear on humankind’s most enduring creation. Religious belief is one of the most pervasive and ubiquitous…

    Paperback – 2019-06-25
    Routledge

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