Anthropology of Religion: The Basics (The Basics)

Anthropology of Religion: The Basics (The Basics)

By: James S. Bielo (author)Paperback

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Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues that all anthropologists of religion face. This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how such studies are approached. It addresses questions such as: * How do human agents interact with gods and spirits? * What is the nature of doing religious ethnography? * Can the immaterial be embodied in the body, language and material objects? * What is the role of ritual, time, and place in religion? * Why is charisma important for religious movements? * How do global processes interact with religions? With international case studies from a range of religious traditions, suggestions for further reading, and inventive reflection boxes, Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an essential read for students approaching the subject for the first time.

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About Author

James S. Bielo is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Miami University, Ohio, USA.

Contents

Chapter 1: What is "Religion"? Chapter 2: Doing Religious Ethnography Chapter 3: Bodies, Words, and Things Chapter 4: In Time, In Place Chapter 5: Who Do You Trust? Chapter 6: Going Global

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/03/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780415731256
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780415731256
  • weight: 204
  • ISBN10: 0415731259

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