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Laidlaw, James

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Works: 41 works in 122 publications in 2 languages and 2,784 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Biography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BL1325.9.J34, 294.409544
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Publications about James Laidlaw
Publications by James Laidlaw
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Most widely held works by James Laidlaw
Riches and renunciation religion, economy, and society among the Jains by James Laidlaw( file )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 1,174 libraries worldwide
The archetypal actions of ritual : a theory of ritual illustrated by the Jain rite of worship by Caroline Humphrey( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
The authors reject the common view that ritual carries intrinsic meaning, and stress the reasons why participants may or may not give meaning to ritual acts. They draw on insights from the philosophy of action, cognitive psychology, and phenomenology, to explore the paradox that in ritual, actors both are and are not the authors of their acts
The essential Edmund Leach by Edmund Ronald Leach( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Religion, anthropology, and cognitive science ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
"Since its inception the discipline of anthropology has asked many more questions about the nature and origins of religion than it has been able to answer convincingly. While the striking universality, yet also the equally striking diversity of religion in human societies - explained so confidently by Enlightenment scholars and the first generations of anthropologists - have continued to exert a general fascination, the second half of the twentieth century witnessed declining ambitions among anthropologists of being able to explain these phenomena. This book tests the claims that a radically new perspective - that of cognitive, science - may be used to provide convincing new explanations
Ritual and memory : toward a comparative anthropology of religion by Harvey Whitehouse( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Ethnographers of religion have created a vast record of religious behavior from small-scale non-literate societies to globally distributed religions in urban settings. So a theory that claims to explain prominent features of ritual, myth, and belief in all contexts everywhere causes ethnographers a skeptical pause. In Ritual and Memory, however, a wide range of ethnographers grapple critically with Harvey Whitehouse's theory of two divergent modes of religiosity. Although these contributors differ in their methods, their areas of fieldwork, and their predisposition towards Whitehouse's cogniti
The subject of virtue : an anthropology of ethics and freedom by James Laidlaw( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
"The anthropology of ethics has become an important and fast-growing field in recent years. This book argues that it represents not just a new subfield within anthropology but a conceptual renewal of the discipline as a whole, enabling it to take account of a major dimension of human conduct which social theory has so far failed adequately to address. An ideal introduction for students and researchers in anthropology and related human sciences. [bullet] Shows how ethical concepts such as virtue, character, freedom and responsibility may be incorporated into anthropological analysis [bullet] Surveys the history of anthropology's engagement with morality [bullet] Examines the relevance for anthropology of two major philosophical approaches to moral life"--
Désireuse de plus avant enquerre -- : actes du Vie colloque international sur Christine de Pizan (Paris, 20-24 juillet 2006) : volume en hommage à James Laidlaw by Colloque international sur Christine de Pizan( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Ce recueil de contributions propose une mise en lumière de l'oeuvre de Christine de Pizan
Lévi-Strauss by Edmund Ronald Leach( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
The Jains a religious community of India ( visu )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
"Observing life in the Jain community of Jaipur, India, this program outlines the main tenets of Jainism, explains its connections with Hinduism and local cults, and examines the tradition of spirit possession. It explores ancient and modern Jain temples and interviews monks, nuns, and believers who travel to temples to make offerings and conduct puja. The video also considers the meaning of Jainism in modern urban life."--Www.insight-media.com
The Jains a religious community of India : Jaipur, 1985 ( visu )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Observes life in the Jain community of Jaipur, India. Outlines the main tenets of Jainism, explains its connections with Hinduism and local cults, and examines the tradition of spirit possession
The essential Edmund Leach by Edmund Ronald Leach( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The essential Edmund Leach by Edmund Ronald Leach( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
This volume contains a selection of Edmund Leach's writings on society, taken largely from the early part of his career. It includes such essays as Rethinking Anthropology and extracts from Political Systems of Highland Burma
Read it yourself books by June Melser( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Ritual and cognition : challenges for the anthropology of religion ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The religion of Svetambar Jain merchants in Jaipur by James Laidlaw( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Desireuse de plus avant enquerre... : actes du 6. Colloque international sur Christine de Pizan (Paris, 20-24 juillet 2006) : volume en hommage a James Laidlaw by Colloque international sur Christine de Pizan( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The essential Edmund Leach by Edmund Ronald Leach( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A free gift makes no friends by James Laidlaw( Article )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The essential Edmund Leach by Edmund Ronald Leach( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Shopping by Beverley Randell( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Laidlaw, James A.
Laidlaw, James Alexander.
Laidlaw, James Alexander 1963-
Languages
English (100)
French (4)
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