The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft

Author: Rebecca Stein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315532158

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Page: 310

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This concise and accessible textbook introduces students to the anthropological study of religion. Stein and Stein examine religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective and expose students to the varying complexity of world religions. The chapters incorporate key theoretical concepts and a rich range of ethnographic material. The fourth edition of The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft offers: • increased coverage of new religious movements, fundamentalism, and religion and conflict/violence; • fresh case study material with examples drawn from around the globe; • further resources via a comprehensive companion website. This is an essential guide for students encountering anthropology of religion for the first time.
A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion

Author: Janice Boddy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119124993

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion presents a collection of original, ethnographically-informed essays that explore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world and asks how to think about religion as a subject of anthropological inquiry. Presents a collection of original, ethnographically-informed essays exploring the wide variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world Explores a broad range of topics including the ‘perspectivism’ debate, the rise of religious nationalism, reflections on religion and new media, religion and politics, and ideas of self and gender in relation to religious belief Includes examples drawn from different religious traditions and from several regions of the world Features newly-commissioned articles reflecting the most up-to-date research and critical thinking in the field, written by an international team of leading scholars Adds immeasurably to our understanding of the complex relationships between religion, culture, society, and the individual in today’s world
A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion

Author: Michael Lambek

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405136146

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

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A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion is a collection of some of the most significant classic and contemporary writings in the field. Updated in its second edition, this volume examines numerous aspects of religion in a diversity of cultures and expands upon the idea of what we mean by ‘religion’, linking it to some of the broader questions of culture and politics. Collects classic and contemporary articles from the major thinkers in both North American and British anthropology Emphasizes the ongoing conversation among anthropologists with respect to central questions of religious behavior Presents comprehensive coverage of theory and religious practice, through time and ethnographic regions, integrated by editorial commentary Includes additional classic pieces by Pouillon, Burridge, and Meyerhoff, as well as more contemporary work by Harding, De Boeck, and Palmié Includes indexed bibliography arranged according to both ethnographic region and religious topics and practices
Anthropology of Religion

Author: Richley H. Crapo

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: PSU:000058299340

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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This text offers an alternative to the case-driven approach that the sole use of a reader tends to foster. It provides students with ways of conceptualizing what religion is, what its social and psychological functions are, the nature of religious symbolism and religious behaviour, and the organizational structure of religions. All the standard topics are covered (e.g., ideology and symbolism, ritual and ceremony, organizational forms, and social and psychological functions of religion) as well as ones of more recent interest such as religion and gender, the psychology of religion, and pilgrimage. - Extended narrative examples illustrate the theoretical and analytic discussions in the text, expose students to a variety of different religions, and provide real-world examples of the concepts of each chapter. - An integrated student study guide (self-test materials) at the end of each chapter allows students to evaluate their own mastery of each chapter, determine what they need to review further, and prepare for course tests. - The text is copiously illustrated with ethnographic examples from both western and non-western religions.
The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft

Author: Rebecca Stein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315532165

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Page: 310

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This concise and accessible textbook introduces students to the anthropological study of religion. Stein and Stein examine religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective and expose students to the varying complexity of world religions. The chapters incorporate key theoretical concepts and a rich range of ethnographic material. The fourth edition of The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft offers: • increased coverage of new religious movements, fundamentalism, and religion and conflict/violence; • fresh case study material with examples drawn from around the globe; • further resources via a comprehensive companion website. This is an essential guide for students encountering anthropology of religion for the first time.
The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft -- Pearson eText

Author: Rebecca L Stein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317350200

Category: Social Science

Page: 463

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This book emphasizes the major concepts of both anthropology and the anthropology of religion and examines religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective while incorporating key theoretical concepts. It is aimed at students encountering anthropology for the first time.
Anthropology of Religion: The Basics

Author: James S Bielo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317542827

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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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.
Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion

Author: Michael Banton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415330211

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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As the basic questions of social structure were elucidated there came a quickening of interest among social anthropologists in the study of religion. Chapters in this book include: - Religion as a Cultural System (Clifford Geertz) - Colour Classification in Ndembu Religion (Victor W. Turner) - Religion: Problems of Definition and Explanation (Melford E. Spiro) - Fathers, Elders and Ghosts in Edo Religion (R.E. Bradbury) - Territorial Groupings and Relgion among the Iraqw (Edward H. Winter). First published in 1966.
Ritual and Belief

Author: David Hicks

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759118577

Category: Social Science

Page: 538

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Ritual and Belief: Readings in the Anthropology of Religion is a collection of 41 readings in religion, magic, and witchcraft. The choice of readings is eclectic: no single anthropological approach or theoretical perspective dominates the text. Theoretical significance, scholarly eminence of the author, and inherent interest provide the principal criteria, and each reading complements its companion chapters, which are pedagogically coherent rather than ad hoc assemblages. Included among the theoretical perspectives are structural-functionalism, structuralism, Malinowskian functionalism, cultural materialism, and cultural evolutionism; also included are the synchronic and diachronic approaches. The book offers a mixture of classic readings and more recent contributions, and the 'world religions' are included along with examples from the religions of traditionally non-literate cultures. As diverse a range of religious traditions as possible has been embraced, from various ethnic groups, traditions, and places.
Introducing Anthropology of Religion

Author: Jack David Eller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134131921

Category: Social Science

Page: 369

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This lively and readable survey introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of contemporary world religions. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers all of the traditional topics of anthropology of religion, including definitions and theories, beliefs, symbols and language, and ritual and myth, and combines analytic and conceptual discussion with up-to-date ethnography and theory. Eller includes copious examples from religions around the world – both familiar and unfamiliar – and two mini-case studies in each chapter. He also explores classic and contemporary anthropological contributions to important but often overlooked issues such as violence and fundamentalism, morality, secularization, religion in America, and new religious movements. Introducing Anthropology of Religion demonstrates that anthropology is both relevant and essential for understanding the world we inhabit today.