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  • 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
    Routledge
    East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

  • 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
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Anthropology of Religion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Phillips Stevens Jr.

    Religious belief is an extremely powerful motivator of human behaviour. Religious considerations permeate and influence all parts of a culture. Religious systems are universal in human cultures, around the world and through all stages of human history and prehistory. Of all academic approaches to…

    Hardback – 2010-11-23
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Banton

    As the basic questions of social structure were elucidated there came a quickening of interest among social anthropologists in the study of religion. Chapters in this book include: · Religion as a Cultural System (Clifford Geertz) · Colour Classification in Ndembu Religion (Victor W. Turner) ·…

    Paperback – 2010-11-11
    Routledge

  • Religion and Tourism

    Crossroads, Destinations and Encounters, 1st Edition

    By Michael Stausberg

    This book explores the dynamic interaction between religion and tourism in the modern world. It considers questions such as: do travellers leave their religion at home when they are touring – and what happens if not? what are the relationships between tourism and pilgrimage? what happens to…

    Paperback – 2010-10-27
    Routledge

  • The Lele of the Kasai

    1st Edition

    By Mary Douglas

    This first volume is a compilation of numerous essays by Douglas on the Lele in the Belgian Congo covering a fifteen year period. There are early indications of Douglas's cultural imagination and written expression that were to make her works accessible and relevant to a western readership of…

    Paperback – 2010-10-19
    Routledge

  • Evans-Pritchard

    1st Edition

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1980, this book provides an overview of E. E. Evans-Pritchard's approach to anthropology. His seminal works on the Azande and the Nuer had an immense impact on the field in Britain. He wrote these works in his thirties and forties, after which time he became chair of…

    Paperback – 2010-10-18
    Routledge

  • Constructive Drinking

    1st Edition

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1987, Constructive Drinking is a series of original case studies organized into three sections based on three major functions of drinking. The three constructive functions are: that drinking has a real social role in everyday life; that drinking can be used to construct an ideal…

    Paperback – 2010-10-18
    Routledge

  • Essays on the Sociology of Perception

    1st Edition

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1982, this is one of Mary Douglas' favourite books. It is based on her meetings with friends in which they attempt to apply the grip/group analysis from Natural Symbols. The essays have been important texts for preparing grid/group exercises ever since. She is still trying to…

    Paperback – 2010-10-18
    Routledge

  • Risk and Acceptability

    1st Edition

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2010-10-14
    Routledge

  • The World of Goods

    1st Edition

    By Professor Mary Douglas

    First published in 1979, this volume introduces a cultural factor to theories of consumption. The World of Goods goes beyond standard economic analyses, which rely on theories of individual psychology. Douglas studies how consumers use goods to fulfil their intentions in regard to one another. The…

    Paperback – 2010-10-14
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

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