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Forthcoming Religion & Anthropology Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Introducing Anthropology of Religion

    Culture to the Ultimate, 2nd Edition

    By Jack David Eller

    This clear and engaging guide introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of religion in the contemporary world. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers major traditional topics including definitions, theories and beliefs as...

    To Be Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Myth and the Human Sciences

    Hans Blumenberg's Theory of Myth

    By Angus Nicholls

    Series: Theorists of Myth

    This is the first book-length critical analysis in any language of Hans Blumenberg’s theory of myth. Blumenberg can be regarded as the most important German theorist of myth of the second half of the twentieth century, and his Work on Myth (1979) has resonated across disciplines ranging from...

    To Be Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Handbook of Religions and Global Development

    Edited by Emma Tomalin

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    This Handbook provides a cutting-edge survey of the state of research on religions and global development. Part one highlights critical debates that have emerged within research on religions and development, particularly with respect to theoretical, conceptual and methodological considerations,...

    To Be Published January 20th 2015 by Routledge

  4. International Perspectives on Pilgrimage Studies

    Itineraries, Gaps and Obstacles

    Edited by John Eade, Dionigi Albera

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion, Travel, and Tourism

    Although research on contemporary pilgrimage has expanded considerably since the early 1990s, the conversation has largely been dominated by Anglophone researchers in anthropology, ethnology, sociology, and religious studies from the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Northern Europe....

    To Be Published March 15th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Anthropology of Religion: The Basics

    By James S Bielo

    Series: The Basics

    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...

    To Be Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    By Frances Garrett

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asia

    Edited by Kelly Pemberton, Michael Nijhawan

    How do text, performance, and rhetoric simultaneously reflect and challenge notions of distinct community and religious identities? This volume examines evidence of shared idioms of sanctity within a larger framework of religious nationalism, literary productions, and communalism in South Asia....

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Ethnicity and Religion

    Intersections and Comparisons

    Edited by Joseph Ruane, Jennifer Todd

    Religion has regained political prominence in the twenty first century and not least for the manner in which it intersects with ethnicity. Many ethnic conflicts have a strong religious dimension, and religion appears as a powerful force for mobilisation, solidarity and violence. Religion and...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Engaging with Living Religion

    A Guide to Fieldwork in the Study of Religion

    By Stephen E. Gregg, Lynne Scholefield

    Understanding living religion requires students to experience everyday religious practice in diverse environments and communities. This guide provides the ideal introduction to fieldwork and the study of religion outside the lecture theatre. Covering theoretical and practical dimensions of research...

    To Be Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Orthodox Pilgrimage in Contemporary Russia

    By Stella Rock

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion, Travel, and Tourism

    Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the religious landscape in Russia has undergone a marked transformation: re-sacralization has seen a revival of historic shrines and procession routes, the creation of new sacred places and practices, and the institutional church management of pilgrimage. This...

    To Be Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge