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Laidlaw, James

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Works: 24 works in 115 publications in 2 languages and 3,069 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Documentary films  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BL256, 306.6
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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( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
The book is in five parts. Part I introduces the vivid mythology and doctrine of Jainism, and the traditions of Jain renouncers. Part II discusses the relations of Jains with other groups in Indian society, the politics of leadership in Jain communities, and the history, character, and composition of the Jain community in Jaipur. Part III contains detailed analyses of lay ascetic practices such as fasting and confession, traditions of imagery and iconography, and key religious ideas, such as the paradoxical doctrine of 'non-violence' (ahimsa). These are shown to turn on complex conceptions of the body and contrasting moral topographies of the self. Part IV concerns relations between lay Jains and renouncers, and draws on recent writings on exchange and value to analyse the pivotal place of alms-giving in the Jain religion. Part V describes some of the closest connections between riches and renunciation, and shows how the pan-Indian festival of Diwali is adapted to distinctively Jain values and concerns
The archetypal actions of ritual : a theory of ritual illustrated by the Jain rite of worship by Caroline Humphrey( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Humphrey and Laidlaw present a new and radical general theory of ritual by drawing on an ethnographically rich account of the ritual worship of the Jains of western India. Ritual, they argue, is not a logically separate type of activity, but rather a quality that can be attributed to a wide range of everyday activities. In exploring the issue of what is distinctive about actions which are ritualized, this book makes an ambitious and controversial contribution to social and religious anthropology
Religion, anthropology, and cognitive science ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Why are beliefs about gods, ghosts, and ancestors so similar in widely different societies? What if anything is the connection between religion and witchcraft and magic? Why does ritual play the role it does in human life generally, and in religion in particular? This book presents and assesses the answers to such questions offered by the cognitive science of religion, and discusses possible futures for the relationship between anthropology and cognitive science."--Jacket
The essential Edmund Leach by Edmund Ronald Leach( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Ritual and memory : toward a comparative anthropology of religion ( Book )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Based on 3 conferences held 2001-2003
The subject of virtue : an anthropology of ethics and freedom by James Laidlaw( Book )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 241 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"
The Jains a religious community of India : Jaipur, 1985 ( visu )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 62 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
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 )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 47 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 43 libraries worldwide
The essential Edmund Leach by Edmund Ronald Leach( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 30 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
The essential Edmund Leach by Edmund Ronald Leach( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Ritual and cognition : challenges for the anthropology of religion ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The religion of Svetambar Jain merchants in Jaipur by James Laidlaw( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A free gift makes no friends by James Laidlaw( Article )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ritual and memory toward a comparative anthropology of religion ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In [this book], a wide range of ethnogrpahers grapple critically with Harvey Whitehouse's theory of two divergent modes of religiosity. Although these contributors differ in method, area of fieldwork, and predisposition toward whitehouse's cognitively based approach, they help evaluate and refine Whitehouse's theory and so contribute to a new comparative approach in the anthropology of religion.-Back cover
The archetypal actions of ritual an essay on ritual as action illustrated by the Jain rite of worship by Caroline Humphrey( file )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Subject of Virtue : An Anthropology of Ethics and Freedom by James Laidlaw( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The archetypal actions of ritual a theory of ritual illustrated by the Jain rite of worship by Caroline Humphrey( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
For an anthropology of ethics and freedom by James Laidlaw( Article )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Laidlaw, James A.
Laidlaw, James Alexander.
Laidlaw, James Alexander 1963-
Languages
English (110)
French (1)
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