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A Reader in Anthropology of Religion

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"^^A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion" is a collection of some of the most significant classic and contemporary writings on the anthropology of religion. It includes both material whose theme is 'religion' in a straightforward and obvious sense, as...


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"^^A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion" is a collection of some of the most significant classic and contemporary writings on the anthropology of religion. It includes both material whose theme is 'religion' in a straightforward and obvious sense, as well as material that has expanded how we might look at religion - and the horizons of what we mean by 'religion' - linking it to broader questions of culture and politics.
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Acknowledgments.General Introduction.Part I: The Context of Understanding and Debate:Opening Frameworks:Introduction.1. Religion in Primitive Culture: Edward Burnett Tylor.2. The Elementary Forms of Religious Life: Emile Durkheim.3. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: Max Weber.4. Religion as a Cultural System: Clifford Geertz.Skeptical Rejoinders:Introduction.5. Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough: Ludwig Wittgenstein.6. Religion, Totemism and Symbolism: W. E. H. Stanner.7. Christians as Believers: Malcolm Ruel.8. The Construction of Religion as an Anthropological Category: Talal Asad.Part II: Poiesis: The Composition of Religious Worlds:Signs and Symbols:Introduction.9. The Logic of Signs and Symbols: Susanne K. Langer.10. The Problem of Symbols: E. E. Evans-Pritchard.11. On Key Symbols: Sherry B. Ortner.12. The Virgin of Guadalupe: A Mexican National Symbol: Eric Wolf.Structure, Function, and Interpretation:Introduction.13. Myth in Primitive Psychology: Bronislaw Malinowski.14. Folk Dialectics of Nature and Culture: Marshall Sahlins.15. Land Animals, Pure and Impure: Mary Douglas.16. A Jivaro Version of Totem and Taboo: Claude L evi-Strauss.17. Text-Building, Epistemology, and Aesthetics in Javanese Shadow Theatre: Alton Becker.Moral Inversions and Spaces of Disorder:Introduction.18. The Winnebago Trickster Figure: Paul Radin.19. Witchcraft and Sexual Relations: An Exploration in the Social and Semantic Implications of the Structure of Belief: Raymond C. Kelly.20. The Politics and Poetics of Transgression: Peter Stallybrass and Allon White.Conceptualizing the Cosmos.Introduction.21. Closure and Multiplication: An Essay on Polynesian Cosmology and Ritual Alfred Gell.22. Cosmological Deixis and Amerindian Perspectivism: Eduardo Viveiros de Castro.Part III: Praxis: Religious Action:The Movement in Ritual: Emergence:Introduction.23. The Control of Experience: Symbolic Action: Godfrey Lienhardt.24. Form and Meaning of Magical Acts: Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah.25. Liminality and Communitas: Victor Turner.Religion and Personal Experience:Introduction.26. Fate in Relation to the Social Structure: Meyer Fortes.27. Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious Experience: Gananath Obeyesekere.28. Spirits and Selves in Northern Sudan: The Cultural Therapeutics of Possession and Trance: Janice Boddy.29. The Poetics of Time in Mayan Divination: Dennis Tedlock.What Ritual Does: The Foundations of Order:Introduction.30. The Disconnection between Power and Rank as a Process: Maurice Bloch.31. Enactments of Meaning: Roy A. Rappaport.Part IV: Historical Dynamics: Power, Modernity, and Change:Capitalism, Colonialism, Christianity, and Conflict:Introduction.32. The Genesis of Capitalism amongst a South American Peasantry: Devil's Labor and the Baptism of Money: Michael Taussig.33. The Colonization of Consciousness: John and Jean Comaroff.Religious Ethics and Politics in the State and the Transnational Scene:Introduction.34. Civil Religion in America: Robert N. Bellah.35. "Using the Past to Negate the Present": Ritual Ethics and State Rationality in Ancient China: Mayfair Mei-Hui Yang.36. Passional Preaching, Aural Sensibility, and the Islamic Revival in Cairo: Charles Hirschkind.37. Moral Landscapes: Ethical Discourses among Orthodox and Diaspora Jains: Anne Vallely.Part V: Research Tools:A Guide to the Literature.Bibliography.Index.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 263817
  • Product Code 9780631221135
  • ISBN 0631221131
  • EAN 9780631221135
  • Pages 632
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Reference
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Nov 2001
  • Dimensions 244 x 172 x 35mm
  • Weight 0.483kg
  • Acknowledgments.general Introduction.part I: The Context Of Understanding And Debate:opening Frameworks:introduction.1. Religion In Primitive Culture: Edward Burnett Tylor.2. The Elementary Forms Of Religious Life: Emile Durkheim.3. The Protestant Ethic And The Spirit Of Capitalism: Max Weber.4. Religion As A Cultural System: Clifford Geertz.skeptical Rejoinders:introduction.5. Remarks On Frazer's Golden Bough: Ludwig Wittgenstein.6. Religion, Totemism And Symbolism: W. E. H. Stanner.7. Christians As Believers: Malcolm Ruel.8. The Construction Of Religion As An Anthropological Category: Talal Asad.part Ii: Poiesis: The Composition Of Religious Worlds:signs And Symbols:introduction.9. The Logic Of Signs And Symbols: Susanne K. Langer.10. The Problem Of Symbols: E. E. Evans-pritchard.11. On Key Symbols: Sherry B. Ortner.12. The Virgin Of Guadalupe: A Mexican National Symbol: Eric Wolf.structure, Function, And Interpretation:introduction.13. Myth In Primitive Psychology: Bronislaw Malinowski.14. Folk Dialectics Of Nature And Culture: Marshall Sahlins.15. Land Animals, Pure And Impure: Mary Douglas.16. A Jivaro Version Of Totem And Taboo: Claude Levi-strauss.17. Text-building, Epistemology, And Aesthetics In Javanese Shadow Theatre: Alton Becker.moral Inversions And Spaces Of Disorder:introduction.18. The Winnebago Trickster Figure: Paul Radin.19. Witchcraft And Sexual Relations: An Exploration In The Social And Semantic Implications Of The Structure Of Belief: Raymond C. Kelly.20. The Politics And Poetics Of Transgression: Peter Stallybrass And Allon White.conceptualizing The Cosmos.introduction.21. Closure And Multiplication: An Essay On Polynesian Cosmology And Ritual Alfred Gell.22. Cosmological Deixis And Amerindian Perspectivism: Eduardo Viveiros De Castro.part Iii: Praxis: Religious Action:the Movement In Ritual: Emergence:introduction.23. The Control Of Experience: Symbolic Action: Godfrey Lienhardt.24. Form And Meaning Of Magical Acts: Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah.25. Liminality And Communitas: Victor Turner.religion And Personal Experience:introduction.26. Fate In Relation To The Social Structure: Meyer Fortes.27. Medusa's Hair: An Essay On Personal Symbols And Religious Experience: Gananath Obeyesekere.28. Spirits And Selves In Northern Sudan: The Cultural Therapeutics Of Possession And Trance: Janice Boddy.29. The Poetics Of Time In Mayan Divination: Dennis Tedlock.what Ritual Does: The Foundations Of Order:introduction.30. The Disconnection Between Power And Rank As A Process: Maurice Bloch.31. Enactments Of Meaning: Roy A. Rappaport.part Iv: Historical Dynamics: Power, Modernity, And Change:capitalism, Colonialism, Christianity, And Conflict:introduction.32. The Genesis Of Capitalism Amongst A South American Peasantry: Devil's Labor And The Baptism Of Money: Michael Taussig.33. The Colonization Of Consciousness: John And Jean Comaroff.religious Ethics And Politics In The State And The Transnational Scene:introduction.34. Civil Religion In America: Robert N. Bellah.35. "using The Past To Negate The Present": Ritual Ethics And State Rationality In Ancient China: Mayfair Mei-hui Yang.36. Passional Preaching, Aural Sensibility, And The Islamic Revival In Cairo: Charles Hirschkind.37. Moral Landscapes: Ethical Discourses Among Orthodox And Diaspora Jains: Anne Vallely.part V: Research Tools:a Guide To The Literature. Bibliography. Index.

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