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Missionary impositions : conversion, resistance, and other challenges to objectivity in religious ethnography

Author: Hillary K Crane; Deana L Weibel
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays composed in this book encompass ethnographic fieldwork in Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, and other populations, addressing such topics as the fluidity of the anthropologist's own religious  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hillary K Crane; Deana L Weibel
ISBN: 9780739198025 0739198025 0739177885 9780739177884
OCLC Number: 885008040
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction: writing religion / James Bielo --
Flirting with conversion: negotiating researcher non-belief with missionaries / Hillary K. Crane --
Chasing the wind: the challenges of studying spirit possession / Susan M. Kenyon --
How "they" construct "us": reflections on the politics of identity in the field / Jennifer A. Selby --
Revisiting The inner life: self-reflexive ethnography and emotional enculturation / Daniel Washburn --
I'm just a soul whose intentions are good: observations from the back pew / Lisa DiCarlo --
On being a participant and an observer in religious ethnography: silence, betrayal, and becoming / Katharine L. Wiegele --
Blind in a land of visionaries: when a non-pilgrim studies pilgrimage / Deana L. Weibel.
Responsibility: edited by Hillary K. Crane, Deana L. Weibel.

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