Anthropology: Religion

  • Secular Societies, Spiritual Selves?: The Gendered Triangle of Religion, Secularity and Spirituality book cover

    Secular Societies, Spiritual Selves?

    The Gendered Triangle of Religion, Secularity and Spirituality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Fedele, Kim E. Knibbe

    Secular Societies, Spiritual Selves is the first volume to address the gendered intersections of religion, spirituality and the secular through an ethnographic approach. The book examines how ‘spirituality’ has emerged as a relatively ‘silent’ category with which people often signal that they are…

    Hardback – 2020-05-29 
    Routledge
    Gendering the Study of Religion in the Social Sciences

  • The Routledge Handbook of Mormonism and Gender book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Mormonism and Gender

    1st Edition

    Edited by Taylor G. Petrey, Amy Hoyt

    The Routledge Handbook of Mormonism and Gender is an outstanding reference source to this engaging and controversial subject area. Since its founding in 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has engaged gender in surprising ways. LDS practice of polygamy in the nineteenth century…

    Hardback – 2020-05-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Religion

  • Muslim Women in the Economy: Development, Faith and Globalisation book cover

    Muslim Women in the Economy

    Development, Faith and Globalisation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shamim Samani, Dora Marinova

    This book explores the changing role of Muslim women in the economy in the twenty first century. Sociological developments such as secular education, female-focused policies, national and global commitments to gender equality as well as contemporary technological advances have all served to shift…

    Hardback – 2020-04-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Architecture and Sacrament: A Critical Theory book cover

    Architecture and Sacrament

    A Critical Theory, 1st Edition

    By David Wang

    David Wang’s Architecture and Sacrament considers architectural theory from a Christian theological perspective, specifically, the analogy of being (analogia entis). The book tracks social and cultural reasons why the theological literature tends to be separate from contemporary architecture theory…

    Paperback – 2020-04-07 
    Routledge

  • Landscape, Ritual and Identity among the Hyolmo of Nepal: The Buddha and the Drum book cover

    Landscape, Ritual and Identity among the Hyolmo of Nepal

    The Buddha and the Drum, 1st Edition

    By Davide Torri

    This book analyses the social, political and religious life of the Hyolmo people of Nepal. Highlighting patterns of change and adaptation, it addresses the Shamanic-Buddhist interface that exists in the animated landscape of the Himalayas. Opening with an analysis of the ethnic revival of Nepal,…

    Hardback – 2020-03-27 
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Mambila Divination: Framing Questions, Constructing Answers book cover

    Mambila Divination

    Framing Questions, Constructing Answers, 1st Edition

    By David Zeitlyn

    This book offers a major contribution to the study and analysis of divination, based on continuing fieldwork with the Mambila in Cameroon. It seeks to return attention to the details of divinatory practice, using the questions asked and life histories to help understand the perspective of the…

    Hardback – 2020-03-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Principles, Approaches and Issues in Participant Observation book cover

    Principles, Approaches and Issues in Participant Observation

    1st Edition

    By Danny L. Jorgensen

    This book provides a succinct, student-friendly outline of the of principles, approaches, and issues in participant observation. An examination of these basic tenets is important for clarifying the philosophical rationale for conducting participant observation, making important research decisions,…

    Paperback – 2020-03-11 
    Routledge

  • Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Racisms book cover

    Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Racisms

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Solomos

    The study of contemporary forms of racism has expanded greatly over the past four decades. Although it has been a focus for scholarship and research for the past three centuries, it is perhaps over this more recent period that we have seen important transformations in the analytical frames and…

    Hardback – 2020-02-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Sacred Waters: A Cross-Cultural Compendium of Hallowed Springs and Holy Wells book cover

    Sacred Waters

    A Cross-Cultural Compendium of Hallowed Springs and Holy Wells, 1st Edition

    Edited by Celeste Ray

    Describing sacred waters and their associated traditions in over thirty countries and across multiple time periods, this book identifies patterns in panhuman hydrolatry. Supplying life’s most basic daily need, freshwater sources were most likely the earliest sacred sites, and the first protected…

    Paperback – 2020-02-25 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2020-02-20 
    Routledge

  • Death, Ritual, and Bereavement book cover

    Death, Ritual, and Bereavement

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ralph Houlbrooke

    Originally published in 1989, Death, Ritual and Bereavement examines the social history of death and dying from 1500 to the 1930s. This edited collection focuses on the death-bed, funerals, burials, mourning customs, and the expression of grief. The essays throw fresh light on developments which…

    Hardback – 2020-02-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ritual

  • Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica: Toward an Anthropological Understanding of the Isthmo–Colombian Area book cover

    Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica

    Toward an Anthropological Understanding of the Isthmo–Colombian Area, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ernst Halbmayer

    This book offers a new anthropological understanding of the socio-cosmological and ontological characteristics of the Isthmo–Colombian Area, beyond established theories for Amazonia, the Andes and Mesoamerica. It focuses on a core region that has been largely neglected by comparative anthropology…

    Hardback – 2020-01-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

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