Anthropology: Religion

  • 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

  • Religious Commodifications in Asia: Marketing Gods book cover

    Religious Commodifications in Asia

    Marketing Gods, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pattana Kitiarsa

    This book addresses the growing academic concerns of the market-religion convergences in Asia. Bringing together a group of leading scholars from Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, it discusses multiple issues regarding religious commodifications and their consequences across Asia’s…

    Paperback – 2011-09-15
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Russia and Islam: State, Society and Radicalism book cover

    Russia and Islam

    State, Society and Radicalism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Roland Dannreuther, Luke March

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, both the Russian state and Russia's Muslim communities have struggled to find a new modus vivendi in a rapidly changing domestic and international socio-political context. At the same time as Islamic religious belief and practice have flourished, the state…

    Paperback – 2011-08-18
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Traveling Spirits: Migrants, Markets and Mobilities book cover

    Traveling Spirits

    Migrants, Markets and Mobilities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gertrud Hüwelmeier, Kristine Krause

    Maintaining and forging religious networks across borders have long been part of migrants' activities. However, due to the wide availability of communication technologies and the reduced costs of transportation, transnational social practices, including religious activities, have witnessed an…

    Paperback – 2011-08-15
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Buddhism, War, and Nationalism: Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945 book cover

    Buddhism, War, and Nationalism

    Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945, 1st Edition

    By Xue Yu

    This thesis examines the doctrinal grounds and different approaches to working out this "new Buddhist tradition," a startling contrast to the teachings of non-violence and compassion which have made Buddhism known as a religion of peace. In scores of articles as war approached in 1936-37, new monks…

    Paperback – 2011-04-14
    East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

  • Women, Islam and Everyday Life: Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia book cover

    Women, Islam and Everyday Life

    Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia, 1st Edition

    By Nina Nurmila

    This book examines Islam and women’s everyday life, focusing in particular on the highly controversial issue of polygamy. It discusses the competing interpretations of the Qur’anic verses that are at the heart of Muslim controversies over polygamy, with some groups believing that Islam enshrines…

    Paperback – 2011-04-11
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

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