Anthropology: Religion

  • Muslim Women in Britain: De-Mystifying the Muslimah book cover

    Muslim Women in Britain

    De-Mystifying the Muslimah, 1st Edition

    By Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor

    Perceptions of Muslim women in Western society have been shaped by historical and sociological conditions such as colonialism, patriarchy and Orientalism. In Muslim Women in Britain, Sariya Contractor seeks to reinstate the Muslimah as a storyteller who tells her own story. An exploration of the…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Routledge Islamic Studies Series

  • Critical Realism and Spirituality book cover

    Critical Realism and Spirituality

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mervyn Hartwig, Jamie Morgan

    Critical Realism and Spirituality contextualizes, delineates, explores and critiques the turn to spirituality and religion in critical realism, which has been under way since the mid-1990s, as well as telling its story. It provides incisive discussion and anaysis of the following broad questions:…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    New Studies in Critical Realism and Spirituality (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Religion in Contemporary China: Revitalization and Innovation book cover

    Religion in Contemporary China

    Revitalization and Innovation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Adam Yuet Chau

    Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical anti-traditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Varieties of Secularism in Asia: Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual book cover

    Varieties of Secularism in Asia

    Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nils Ole Bubandt, Martijn Van Beek

    Varieties of Secularism is an ethnographically rich, theoretically well-informed, and intellectually coherent volume which builds off the work of Talal Asad, Charles Taylor, and others who have engaged the issue of secularism(s) and in socio-political life. The volume seeks to examine theories of…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Being Human in Islam: The Impact of the Evolutionary Worldview book cover

    Being Human in Islam

    The Impact of the Evolutionary Worldview, 1st Edition

    By Damian Howard

    Islamic anthropology is relatively seldom treated as a particular concern even though much of the contemporary debate on the modernisation of Islam, its acceptance of human rights and democracy, makes implicit assumptions about the way Muslims conceive of the human being. This book explores how the…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Sexuality, Religion and the Sacred: Bisexual, Pansexual and Polysexual Perspectives book cover

    Sexuality, Religion and the Sacred

    Bisexual, Pansexual and Polysexual Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Loraine Hutchins, H. Sharif Williams

    Sexuality, Religion and the Sacred is a thoughtful collection of bisexual, polysexual and pansexual scholarship on religion and spirituality. It examines how religious and spiritual traditions address sexuality, whilst also exploring the ways in which bisexually-, polysexually-, and…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10

  • Diaspora and Citizenship book cover

    Diaspora and Citizenship

    1st Edition

    Edited by Claire Sutherland, Elena Barabantseva

    This collection of papers discusses the impact of diasporas on the articulations and practices of legal, political, cultural and social citizenship in their country of origin. While the majority of current citizenship debates focus on the challenges and directions in which diasporic and migrant…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31

  • Sufis in Western Society: Global networking and locality book cover

    Sufis in Western Society

    Global networking and locality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Markus Dressler, Ron Geaves, Gritt Klinkhammer

    In recent years Sufism has undergone something of a revival as a spiritual alternative to other manifestations of Islam. This book investigates the development of Sufism in Western societies, with a regional focus on North America and Europe. Exploring a number of issues relating to the dynamic…

    Paperback – 2013-04-10
    Routledge Sufi Series

  • Socialism and Religion: Roads to Common Wealth book cover

    Socialism and Religion

    Roads to Common Wealth, 1st Edition

    By Vincent Geoghegan

    In the past decade philosophers and political theorists have increasingly pondered the role of religion in a modern secular society, and of the possible value of religion as a resource for contemporary thinking. The global resurgence of a new religious politics – graphically symbolised by 9/11 -…

    Paperback – 2013-03-15
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Comte de Gobineau and Orientalism: Selected Eastern Writings book cover

    Comte de Gobineau and Orientalism

    Selected Eastern Writings, 1st Edition

    Edited by Geoffrey Nash, Daniel O'Donoghue

    Though known to specialists, Comte de Gobineau’s vital if idiosyncratic contribution to Orientalism has only been accessible to the English reader through secondary sources. Especially important for its portrayal of an esoteric Sufi sect like the Ahl-i Haqq, and its vivid narrative of the Babi…

    Paperback – 2012-06-21
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Cults, New Religions and Religious Creativity (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Cults, New Religions and Religious Creativity (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Nelson

    The twentieth century has been marked by an unprecedented outburst of religious activity on a world-wide scale, and in particular by a mushrooming of numerous religious movements. This work, first published in 1987, takes a fresh approach to the understanding of this phenomenon, an approach…

    Paperback – 2012-05-09

  • Tibetan Rituals of Death: Buddhist Funerary Practices book cover

    Tibetan Rituals of Death

    Buddhist Funerary Practices, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Gouin

    This book describes and analyses the structure and performance of Tibetan Buddhist death rituals, and situates that performance within the wider context of Buddhist death practices generally. Drawing on a detailed and systematic comparative survey of existing records of Tibetan funerary practices,…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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