Anthropology: Religion

  • Ritual and Recovery in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka book cover

    Ritual and Recovery in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

    1st Edition

    By Jane Derges

    Following over twenty years of war, Sri Lanka’s longest cease-fire (2002-2006) provided a final opportunity for an inclusive peace settlement between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, hostilities resumed with ever increasing desperation and ferocity…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Problem of Invented Religions book cover

    The Problem of Invented Religions

    1st Edition

    Edited by Steven J. Sutcliffe, Carole M Cusack

    Invented religions have been described as modern religions which advertise their invented status and reject traditional strategies of authorisation. But what does it mean for a religious formation to be ‘made up’, and how might this status affect perceptions of its legitimacy or authenticity in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16

  • Light from the East: Being Letters on Gñanam, The Divine Knowledge book cover

    Light from the East

    Being Letters on Gñanam, The Divine Knowledge, 1st Edition

    By Hon. P. Arunáchalam

    Edited by Edward Carpenter

    Light from the East collates letters between Hon. P. Arunáchalam of the legislative council of Ceylon and Edward Carpenter, which expand on issues of the Gñanam or divine knowledge. Carpenter edited these letters for publication in 1927 as well as writing additional articles on issues such as…

    Paperback – 2017-05-27
    Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

  • Islam, Standards, and Technoscience: In Global Halal Zones book cover

    Islam, Standards, and Technoscience

    In Global Halal Zones, 1st Edition

    By Johan Fischer

    This book explores the role of halal production, trade, and standards based on ethnographic material from Malaysia, Singapore, and Europe. It explains how the global markets for halal comprise divergent zones in which Islam, markets, regulatory institutions, and technoscience interact and diverge.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • The Market and Temple Fairs of Rural China: Red Fire book cover

    The Market and Temple Fairs of Rural China

    Red Fire, 1st Edition

    By Gene Cooper

    During the early communist period of the 1950s, temple fairs in China were both suppressed and secularized. Temples were closed down by the secular regime and their activities classified as feudal superstition and this process only intensified during the Cultural Revolution when even the surviving…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Asia's Transformations

  • Building Temples in China: Memories, Tourism and Identities book cover

    Building Temples in China

    Memories, Tourism and Identities, 1st Edition

    By Selina Ching Chan, Graeme Lang

    Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Anthropology of Asia

  • A Visit to a Gñáni: Or Wise Man of the East book cover

    A Visit to a Gñáni

    Or Wise Man of the East, 1st Edition

    By Edward Carpenter

    Originally published in 1911, this edition published in 1920, this text comprises of an excerpt from Carpenter’s Adam’s Peak to Elephanta, originally published in 1892, which details his travels in India and Ceylon. This excerpt in particular details his visit to a Gñáni, or religious wise man, and…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16
    Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

  • Water Politics and Spiritual Ecology: Custom, environmental governance and development book cover

    Water Politics and Spiritual Ecology

    Custom, environmental governance and development, 1st Edition

    By Lisa Palmer

    As water resources diminish with increasing population and economic pressures as well as global climate change, this book addresses a subject of ever increasing local and global importance. In many areas water is not only a vital resource but is also endowed with an agency and power that connects…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan book cover

    Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, Yoshinaga Shin’ichi

    Since the late nineteenth century, religious ideas and practices in Japan have become increasingly intertwined with those associated with mental health and healing. This relationship developed against the backdrop of a far broader, and deeply consequential meeting: between Japan’s long-standing,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • The Dark Side of Humanity: The Work of Robert Hertz and its Legacy book cover

    The Dark Side of Humanity

    The Work of Robert Hertz and its Legacy, 1st Edition

    By Robert Parkin

    Robert Parkin's book gives a reading of each of these texts before going on to show their subsequent influence on anthropologists in particular. Hertz's activities as reviewer and phamphleteer are also covered. The introductory biographical chapter drawing on Hertz's surviving papers in the Coll&…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18

  • Peace Education and Religious Plurality: International Perspectives book cover

    Peace Education and Religious Plurality

    International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Jackson, Satoko Fujiwara

    Does religion bring peace or war? In order to discuss this fundamental question, it is essential to reflect upon religious education that shapes the views of religion among young generations. This book has developed from the special panel on "Religious Education and Peace" for the 19th World…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04

  • Religion, Diaspora and Cultural Identity: A Reader in the Anglophone Caribbean book cover

    Religion, Diaspora and Cultural Identity

    A Reader in the Anglophone Caribbean, 1st Edition

    By J.W. Pulis

    Although the religions of the Caribbean have been a subject of popular media, there have been few ethnographic publications. This text is a much-needed and long overdue addition to Caribbean studies and the exploration of ideas, beliefs, and religious practices of Caribbean folk in diaspora and at…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04

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