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A companion to the anthropology of religion

Author: Janice Patricia Boddy
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley Blackwell, 2013.
Series: Blackwell companions to anthropology, 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion presents a collection of original, ethnographically-informed essays that explore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Companion to the anthropology of religion.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley and Sons, [2014]
(DLC) 2013015025
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janice Patricia Boddy
ISBN: 9780470673324 047067332X
OCLC Number: 864745200
Description: xvi, 567 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: What Is 'Religion' for Anthropology? And What Has Anthropology Brought to 'Religion'? / Michael Lambek --
Part I Worlds and Intersections --
Presence, Attachment, Origin: Ontologies of 'Incarnates' / Philippe Descola --
The Dynamic Reproduction of Hunter-Gatherers' Ontologies and Values / Sylvie Poirier --
Cohabiting an Interreligious Milieu: Reflections on Religious Diversity / Veena Das --
Religious and Legal Particularism and Universality / Winnifred Fallers Sullivan --
Part II Epistemologies --
Are Ancestors Dead? / Rita Astuti and Maurice Bloch --
Coping with Religious Diversity: Incommensurability and Other Perspectives / Eva Spies --
Varieties of Semiotic Ideology in the Interpretation of Religion / Michael Lambek --
Religion and the Truth of Being / Paul Stoller --
Part III Time and Ethics --
Ethics / James Laidlaw --
The Social and Political Theory of the Soul / Heonik Kwon --
Ghosts and Ancestors in the Modern West / Fenella Cannell --
The Work of Memory: Ritual Laments of the Dead and Korea's Cheju Massacre / Seong-nae Kim --
The Globalization of Pentecostalism and the Limits of Globalization / Girish Daswani --
Part IV Practices and Mediations --
Food, Life, and Material Religion in Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity / Tom Boylston --
Trading with God: Islam, Calculation, Excess / Amira Mittermaier --
Ritual Remains: Studying Contemporary Pilgrimage / Simon Coleman --
Mediation and Immediacy: Sensational Forms, Semiotic Ideologies, and the Question of the Medium / Birgit Meyer --
Part V Languages and Conversions --
Translating God's Words / Wendy James --
Christianity as a Polemical Concept / Pamela E. Klassen --
Reconfiguring Humanity in Amazonia: Christianity and Change / Aparecida Vilaça --
Language in Christian Conversion / William F. Hanks --
Part VI Persons and Histories --
Canonizing Soviet Pasts in Contemporary Russia: The Case of Saint Matrona of Moscow / Jeanne Kormina --
Reflections on Death, Religion, Identity, and the Anthropology of Religion / Ellen Badone --
Spirits and Selves Revisited: Zār and Islam in Northern Sudan / Janice Boddy --
Part VII Powers --
The Political Landscape of Early State Religions / Edward Swenson --
A Syariah Judiciary as a Global Assemblage: Islamization and Beyond in a Southeast Asian Context / Michael G. Peletz --
The Catholicization of Neoliberalism / Andrea Muehlebach --
The Sacred and the City: Modernity, Religion, and the Urban Form in Central Africa / Filip De Boeck.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to anthropology, 25.
Responsibility: edited by Janice Boddy and Michael Lambek.

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