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Radical egalitarianism : local realities, global relations

Author: Felicity Aulino; Miriam Goheen; Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Contributions from scholars in anthropology, religion, and area studies -- stemming from research in East and Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas - collected to represent a form of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felicity Aulino; Miriam Goheen; Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
ISBN: 9780823241897 0823241890 9780823241903 0823241904
OCLC Number: 760975627
Description: vi, 330 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The charisma of saints and the cults of relic, amulets, and tomb shrines / Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah --
Understanding social totalities: Stanley Tambiah's early contributions to sociology of Thai Buddhism / James Taylor --
Transnational Buddhism and the transformation of local power in Thailand / Ingrid Jordt --
A Muslim king and his Buddhist subjects: religion, power, and identity at the periphery of the Thai state / Irving Chan Johnson --
Economies of ghosts, gods, and goods: the history and anthropology of Chinese temple networks / Michael Puett --
Trade, religion, and civic relations in the Manangi long-distance trade community / Frista Ratanapruck --
Cosmologies of welfare: two conceptions of social assistance in contemporary South Africa / James Ferguson --
A "recurrence of structures" in collapsing Nigeria / Victor Manfredi --
People and ideas travel together: Tambiah's approach to ritual and cosmology in Brazil / Mariza Peirano --
Paradoxes of order in Thai community politics / Michael Herzfeld --
Structural work: how microhistories become macrohistories and vice versa / Marshall Sahlins --
Perspectives on the politics of peace in Aceh, Indonesia / Mary-Jo Delvecchio Good and Byron J. Good --
A tale of two affects: humanitarianism and professionalism in Red Cross aid work / Lisa Malkki --
At the base of local and transnational conflicts: the political uses of inferiorizations / Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney --
Afterword: galactic polities, radical egalitarianism, and the practice of anthropology: Tambiah on logical paradoxes, social contradictions, and cultural oscillations / Michael M. Fischer.
Responsibility: edited by Felicity Aulino, Miriam Goheen, and Stanley J. Tambiah.

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