Anthropology: Religion

  • Implicit Meanings book cover

    Implicit Meanings

    1st Edition

    By Professor Mary Douglas

    Implicit Meanings was first published to great acclaim in 1975. It includes writings on the key themes which are associated with Mary Douglas' work and which have had a major influence on anthropological thought, such as food, pollution, risk, animals and myth. The papers in this text demonstrate…

    Paperback – 2010-10-14

  • Communal Violence and Democratization in Indonesia: Small Town Wars book cover

    Communal Violence and Democratization in Indonesia

    Small Town Wars, 1st Edition

    By Gerry van Klinken

    Through close scrutiny of empirical materials and interviews, this book uniquely analyzes all the episodes of long-running, widespread communal violence that erupted during Indonesia’s post-New Order transition. Indonesia democratised after the long and authoritarian New Order regime ended in May…

    Paperback – 2009-09-17
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Muslim Society and the Western Indian Ocean: The Seafarers of Kachchh book cover

    Muslim Society and the Western Indian Ocean

    The Seafarers of Kachchh, 1st Edition

    By Edward Simpson

    Based on substantial ethnographic, textual and archival research, this interesting book offers a new perspective on the anthropology of the western Indian Ocean. Writing in a clear, engaging style, and covering an impressive range of theoretical terrain, Simpson critically explores the…

    Paperback – 2009-06-09
    Routledge Indian Ocean Series

  • South Asian Religions on Display: Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora book cover

    South Asian Religions on Display

    Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora, 1st Edition

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    Religious procession is a significant dimension of religion in South Asia. Processions are central not only in Hinduism, but also Islam, Christianity, Jainism and Sikhism, which have large procession rituals. The last years have seen an increase in processions and ritualizations of space both…

    Paperback – 2009-04-21
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Rules and Meanings book cover

    Rules and Meanings

    1st Edition

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1973, Rules and Meanings is an anthology of works that form part of Mary Douglas' struggle to devise an anthropological modernism conducive to her opposition to reputedly modernizing trends in contemporary society. The collection contains works by Wittgenstein, Schutz, Husserl,…

    Paperback – 2009-02-25

  • Food in the Social Order book cover

    Food in the Social Order

    1st Edition

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1984, This work is a cross-cultural study of the moral and social meaning of food. It is a collection of articles by Douglas and her colleagues covering the food system of the Oglala Sioux, the food habits of families in rural North Carolina, meal formats in an Italian-American…

    Paperback – 2009-02-25

  • Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia book cover

    Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia

    1st Edition

    By Maria Elisabeth Louw

    Providing a wealth of empirical research on the everyday practise of Islam in post-Soviet Central Asia, this book gives a detailed account of how Islam is understood and practised among ordinary Muslims in the region, focusing in particular on Uzbekistan. It shows how individuals negotiate…

    Paperback – 2008-11-28
    Central Asian Studies

  • Death and the right hand book cover

    Death and the right hand

    1st Edition

    By Robert Hertz

    First published in English 1960. The historical value of Hertz's writings is that they are a representative example of the culmination of two centuries of development of sociological thought in France, from Montesquieu to Durkheim and his pupils. In the intervening years since publication, that…

    Paperback – 2008-10-10

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