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  • Rethinking Relations and Animism

    Personhood and Materiality

    Edited by Miguel Astor-Aguilera, Graham Harvey

    Animism, as related to personhood, has again become a major topic of interest to scholars in a variety of disciplines. Recent debates about persons, materiality, ontology and animism have led to a greater emphasis on the function of relationality when exploring means of knowing. In this collection…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Law, Religion, and Freedom

    Conceptualizing a Common Right

    Edited by W. Cole Durham, Jr., Javier Martinez Torron, Donlu D Thayer

    This book examines conceptualizations of religious freedom in various dimensions. The collection brings together leading experts from law, religious studies, social anthropology, and international relations, who present different perspectives which query, define, and clarify aspects of this…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Religious Freedom and the Law

    Emerging contexts for freedom for and from Religion

    Edited by Brett G. Scharffs, Asher Maoz, Ashley Isaacson Woolley

    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 – 2018-08-20 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Evil Eye, Jinn Possession, and Mental Health Issues

    An Islamic Perspective

    By G. Hussein Rassool

    Evil Eye, Jinn Possession, and Mental Health Issues raises 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 possession…

    Hardback – 2018-08-18 
    Routledge
    Explorations in Mental Health

  • Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas

    Governance, Management and Policy

    Edited by Bas Verschuuren, Steve Brown

    Cultural and spiritual bonds with ‘nature’ are among the strongest motivators for nature conservation; yet they are seldom taken into account in the governance and management of protected and conserved areas. The starting point of this book is that to be sustainable, effective and equitable,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-03 
    Routledge

  • The Materiality of Mourning

    Cross-disciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Zahra Newby, Ruth Toulson

    Tangible remains play an important role in our relationships with the dead; they are pivotal to how we remember, mourn and grieve. The chapters in this volume analyse a diverse range of objects and their role in the processes of grief and mourning, with contributions by scholars in anthropology,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26 
    Routledge

  • Depression in Kerala

    Ayurveda and Mental Health Care in 21st Century India

    By Claudia Lang

    This book examines depression as a widely diagnosed and treated common mental disorder in India and offers a significant ethnographic study of the application of a traditional Indian medical system (Ayurveda) to the very modern problem of depression. Based on over a year of fieldwork, it…

    Hardback – 2018-06-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • Developing Magical Consciousness

    By Susan E.J. Greenwood

    Whilst there are many different cultural expressions of magical consciousness, there are some underlying fundamental aspects that are common to all, aspects that have been historically under recognised by science. Although a different mode of thought to analysis, magical consciousness is considered…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge

  • Émile Durkheim and the Birth of the Gods

    Clans, Incest, Totems, Phratries, Hordes, Mana, Taboos, Corroborees, Sodalities, Menstrual Blood, Apes, Churingas, Cairins, and Other Mysterious Things

    By Alexandra Maryanski

    The Birth of the Gods is dedicated to Durkheim's effort to understand the basis of social integration. Unlike most social scientists, then and now, Durkheim concluded that humans are naturally more individualistic than collectivistic, that the primal social unit for humans is the macro-level unit (…

    Paperback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge

  • Religion as Empowerment

    Global legal perspectives

    Edited by Kyriaki Topidi, Lauren Fielder

    This volume shows how and why legal empowerment is important for those exercising their religious rights under various jurisdictions, in conditions of legal pluralism. At the same time, it also questions the thesis that as societies become more modern, they also become less religious. The authors…

    Paperback – 2018-05-16 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Changing God’s Law

    The dynamics of Middle Eastern family law

    Edited by Nadjma Yassari

    This volume identifies and elaborates on the significance and functions of the various actors involved in the development of family law in the Middle East. Besides the importance of family law regulations for each individual, family law has become the battleground of political and social…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Islamic Law in Context

  • 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 around the countryside in West Bengal in India and in Bangladesh. As emblems of Bengali culture, Bauls have long been a subject of scholarly debates which center on…

    Hardback – 2018-05-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

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