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  • Animism in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Kaj Århem, Guido Sprenger

    Animism refers to ontologies or worldviews which assign agency and personhood to human and non-human beings alike. Recent years have seen a revival of this concept in anthropology, where it is now discussed as an alternative to modern-Western naturalistic notions of human-environment relations.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-04 
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Halal Matters

    Islam, Politics and Markets in Global Perspective

    Edited by Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, Johan Fischer, John Lever

    In today’s globalized world, halal (meaning ‘permissible’ or ‘lawful’) is about more than food. Politics, power and ethics all play a role in the halal industry in setting new standards for production, trade, consumption and regulation. The question of how modern halal markets are constituted is…

    Paperback – 2015-07-20

  • Scripturalizing the Human

    The Written as the Political

    Edited by Vincent L. Wimbush

    Scripturalizing the Human is a transdisciplinary collection of essays that reconceptualizes and models "scriptural studies" as a critical, comparative set of practices with broad ramifications for scholars of religion and biblical studies. This critical historical and ethnographic project is…

    Hardback – 2015-07-20
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Translating Religion

    What is Lost and Gained?

    Edited by Michael DeJonge, Christiane Tietz

    Translating Religion advances thinking about translation as a critical category in religious studies, combining theoretical reflection about processes of translation in religion with focused case studies that are international, interdisciplinary, and interreligious. By operating with broad…

    Hardback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religions in Movement

    The Local and the Global in Contemporary Faith Traditions

    Edited by Robert W Hefner, John Hutchinson, Sara Mels, Christiane Timmerman

    There has long been a debate about implications of globalization for the survival of the world of sovereign nation-states, and the role of nationalism as both an agent of and a response to globalization. In contrast, until recently there has been much less debate about the fate of religion. ‘…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Scholar Intellectuals in Early Modern India

    Discipline, Sect, Lineage and Community

    Edited by Rosalind O'Hanlon, Christopher Minkowski, Anand Venkatkrishnan

    In recent years, scholars from a wide range of disciplines have examined the revival in intellectual and literary cultures that took place during India’s ‘early modern’ centuries. This was both a revival as well as a period of intense disputation and critical engagement. It took in the relationship…

    Hardback – 2015-05-20
    Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

  • Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asia

    Edited by Kelly Pemberton, Michael Nijhawan

    How do text, performance, and rhetoric simultaneously reflect and challenge notions of distinct community and religious identities? This volume examines evidence of shared idioms of sanctity within a larger framework of religious nationalism, literary productions, and communalism in South Asia.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-23

  • International Perspectives on Pilgrimage Studies

    Itineraries, Gaps and Obstacles

    Edited by John Eade, Dionigi Albera

    Although research on contemporary pilgrimage has expanded considerably since the early 1990s, the conversation has largely been dominated by Anglophone researchers in anthropology, ethnology, sociology, and religious studies from the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Northern Europe.…

    Hardback – 2015-04-15
    Routledge Studies in Religion, Travel, and Tourism

  • Ethnicity and Religion

    Intersections and Comparisons

    Edited by Joseph Ruane, Jennifer Todd

    Religion has regained political prominence in the twenty first century and not least for the manner in which it intersects with ethnicity. Many ethnic conflicts have a strong religious dimension, and religion appears as a powerful force for mobilisation, solidarity and violence. Religion and…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10

  • Engaging with Living Religion

    A Guide to Fieldwork in the Study of Religion

    By Stephen E. Gregg, Lynne Scholefield

    Understanding living religion requires students to experience everyday religious practice in diverse environments and communities. This guide provides the ideal introduction to fieldwork and the study of religion outside the lecture theatre. Covering theoretical and practical dimensions of research…

    Paperback – 2015-03-31

  • Anthropology of Religion: The Basics

    By James S Bielo

    Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues that all anthropologists of religion face. This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how…

    Paperback – 2015-03-23
    The Basics

  • Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    By Frances Garrett

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04

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