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  • Religious Freedom and the Law

    Emerging contexts for freedom for and from Religion

    Edited by Brett Scharffs, Asher Maoz, Ashley Wooley

    This volume presents a timely analysis of some of the current controversies relating to freedom for religion and freedom from religion that have dominated headlines worldwide. The collection trains the lens closely on select issues and contexts to provide detailed snapshots of the ways in which…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Women, Religion and the Body in South Asia

    Living with Bengali Bauls

    By Kristin Hanssen

    Noted for their haunting melodies and enigmatic lyrics, Bauls have been portrayed as spiritually enlightened troubadours traveling through the countryside in West Bengal in India and in Bangladesh. As icons of Bengali culture, Bauls have long been a subject of scholarly debates which center on…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Evil Eye, Jinn Possession, and Mental Health Issues

    An Islamic Perspective

    By G. Hussein Rassool

    Evil Eye, Jinn Possession, and Mental Health Issues aims to raise awareness of the cultural considerations, religion and spirituality involved in the assessment of Muslim patients with mental health problems. The belief that Jinn spirits can cause mental illness in humans through affliction or…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Explorations in Mental Health

  • Applied Family Law in Islamic Courts

    Shari’a Courts in Gaza

    By Nahda Shehada

    Written from an ethnographic perspective, this book investigates the socio-legal aspects of Islamic jurisprudence in Gaza-Palestine. It examines the way judges, lawyers and litigants operate with respect to the law and with each other, particularly given their different positions in the power…

    Hardback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Islamic Law in Context

  • Animism in Contemporary Japan

    By Shoko Yoneyama

    The book explores the notion of animism through the lens of four prominent figures in Japan: Minamata fisherman Ogata Masato, Minamata writer Ishimure Michiko, sociologist Tsurumi Kazuko, and animator Miyazaki Hayao. It contends that animism is at the core of the work of these people who represent…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Alevism as an Ethno-Religious Identity

    Contested boundaries

    Edited by Celia Jenkins, Suavi Aydin, Umit Cetin

    Until recently the importance of religion in the modern world has often been underestimated in Western societies, whereas its significance is absolutely crucial in the Middle East. Religion is critical to a sense of belonging for communities and nations, and can be a force for unity or division.…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Daughters of Allah

    Among Moslem Women in Kurdistan

    By Henry Harold Hansen

    In 1957, Henny Harald Hansen, the first Danish female anthropologist, was invited to take part in an archaeological expedition to the site of the projected Dokan Dam on the Little Zab river in Northern Iraq. Although her responsibilities were originally ethnological, she became the guest first of…

    Paperback – 2018-02-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • The Anthropology of Religion in A Globalizing World

    By Ida Fadzillah Leggett

    Anthropology of Religion in a Globalizing World focuses on religions and belief systems in a global, multi-cultural, popular, and constantly transforming world. Today’s cultural groups exist across national borders and ethnic boundaries, and their religious ideologies rapidly adapt and follow suit.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge

  • The Women of the United Arab Emirates

    By Linda Usra Soffan

    First published in 1980, this book looks at the factors which influenced the position held by women in the United Arab Emirates in the second half of the 20th century. It argues that Islamic Law has granted women rights and privileges in the spheres of family life, marriage, education and economic…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • Changing Veils

    Women and Modernisation in North Yemen

    By Carla Makhlouf

    In Yemen, where current poverty is combined with a rich cultural heritage, the distinctions between the traditional and the modern are particularly difficult. First published in 1979, this is a study of social change as experienced and perceived by the women of San’a, the capital city of North…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • World Culture Re-Contextualised

    Meaning Constellations and Path-Dependencies in Comparative and International Education Research

    Edited by Jürgen Schriewer

    Impressive strands of research have shown the emergent reality of increasing world-level interconnection in almost every field of social action. As a consequence, theories and models have been developed which are aimed at conceptualising this new reality along the lines of an ‘institutionalised’…

    Paperback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge

  • At the Mountains’ Altar

    Anthropology of Religion in an Andean Community

    By Frank Salomon

    In high-Andean Peru, Rapaz village maintains a temple to mountain beings who command water and weather. By examining the ritual practices and belief systems of an Andean community, this book provides students with rich understandings of unfamiliar religious experiences and delivers theories of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12 
    Routledge

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