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The anthropology of Catholicism : a reader

Author: Kristin Norget; Valentina Napolitano; Maya Mayblin
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Aimed at a wide audience of readers, The Anthropology of Catholicism is the first companion guide to this burgeoning field within the anthropology of Christianity. Bringing to light Catholicism's long but comparatively ignored presence within the discipline of anthropology, the book introduces readers to key studies in the field, as well as to current analyses on the present and possible futures of Catholicism  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Norget; Valentina Napolitano; Maya Mayblin
ISBN: 9780520288423 0520288424 9780520288447 0520288440
OCLC Number: 993648818
Description: xii, 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Excerpt from St. Besse : a study of an Alpine cult / Robert Hertz --
Excerpt from Tarantism and Catholicism / Ernesto de Martino --
Excerpt from The place of grace in anthropology / Julian Pitt-Rivers --
Excerpt from The Dinka and Catholicism / Godfrey Lienhardt --
Excerpt from Iconophily and iconoclasm in Marian pilgrimage / Victor Turner and Edith Turner --
Excerpt from Person and God / William Christian --
Excerpt from The priest as agent of secularization in rural Spain / Stanley Brandes --
Excerpt from Women mystics and Eucharistic devotion in the thirteenth century / Caroline Walker Bynum --
"Complexio oppositorum?" : religion, society, and power in the making of Catholicism in rural south India / David Mosse --
Marking memory : heritage work and devotional labour at Quebec's Croix de Chemin / Hillary Kaell --
Failure and contagion : the gender of sin in contemporary Catholicism / Maya Mayblin --
Opulence and simplicity : the question of tension in Syrian Catholicism / Andreas Bandak --
The paradox of charismatic Catholicism : rupture and continuity in a Q'eqchi'-Maya parish / Eric Hoenes del Pinal --
The Virgin of Guadalupe and the spectacle of Catholic evangelism in Mexico / Kristin Norget --
The rosary as a meditation on death at a Marian apparition shrine / Ellen Badone --
A Catholic body? : miracles, secularity, and the porous self in Malta / Jon P. Mitchell --
Experiments of inculturation in a Catholic charismatic movement in Cameroon / Ludovic Lado --
On a political economy of political theology : El Señor de los Milagros / Valentina Napolitano --
Phenomenology and religion : making a home in an unfortunate place / Michelle Molina --
"We're all Catholics now" / Simon Coleman --
The problem of healing among survivors of clerical sexual abuse / Robert Orsi --
Possession and psychopathology, faith and reason / Thomas Csordas --
Catholicism and the study of religion / Birgit Meyer --
The media of sensation / Niklaus Largier.
Responsibility: edited by Kristin Norget, Valentina Napolitano, and Maya Mayblin.

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A guide to this field within the anthropology of Christianity. Bringing to light Catholicism's long but comparatively ignored presence within the discipline of anthropology, it introduces you to key  Read more...

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