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The insider/outsider problem in the study of religion : a reader

Author: Russell T McCutcheon
Publisher: London ; New York : Cassell, 1999.
Series: Controversies in the study of religion.
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The "insider/outsider problem" is a theoretical and methodological issue that confronts students of human behaviour and culture. This anthology collects 30 readings that investigate the ways in which  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Insider/outsider problem in the study of religion.
London ; New York : Cassell, 1999
(OCoLC)607184300
Online version:
Insider/outsider problem in the study of religion.
London ; New York : Cassell, 1999
(OCoLC)607640351
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell T McCutcheon
ISBN: 0304701777 9780304701773 0304701785 9780304701780 9780826481467 0826481469
OCLC Number: 38748183
Notes: A collection of previously published essays.
Description: viii, 405 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Body ritual among the Nacirema / Horace Miner --
Etic and emic standpoints for the description of behavior / Kenneth L. Pike --
Is understanding religion compatible with believing? / Alasdair MacIntyre --
"From the native's point of view": on the nature of anthropological understanding / Clifford Geertz --
The idea of the holy, chapters I-III / Rudolf Otto --
The meaning and task of the history of religions (Religionswissenschaft) / Joachim Wach --
A new humanism / Mircea Eliade --
Feminist anthropology and the gendering of religious studies / Rosalind Shaw --
An anthropological approach to the study of religion / Raymond Firth What is enlightenment? / Immanuel Kant --
In defense of reductionism / Robert A. Segal --
Religious discourse and first person authority / Terry F. Godlove, Jr. --
Reductionism and belief: an appraisal of recent attacks on the doctrine of irreducible religion / Daniel Pals --
Religion, explanation, and the Askesis of inquiry / Tony Edwards --
Within and without religion / Ninian Smart --
Neutrality in religious studies / Peter Donovan --
The study of religion: neutral, scientific, or neither? / Peter Byrne --
Does understanding religion require religious understanding? / Donald Wiebe Fessing up in theory: on professing and confessing in the religious studies classroom / Martin S. Jaffee --
The scholarly voice and the personal voice: reflexivity in belief studies / David J. Hufford --
The witch as a category and as a person / Michael Jackson --
The uses and misuses of other people's myths / Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty --
Writing about "the other" / Karen McCarthy Brown --
Writing ethnography: the poetics and politics of culture / Margery Wolf --
The devil in Mr. Jones / Jonathan Z. Smith --
Religious studies and "Heaven's Gate": making the strange familiar and the familiar strange / Mark W. Muesse --
Theses on method / Bruce Lincoln.
Series Title: Controversies in the study of religion.
Responsibility: edited by Russell T. McCutcheon.

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