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  1. Making Sense of the Secular

    Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia

    Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today – its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism – and...

    Published November 6th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Media and Ritual

    Death, Community and Everyday Life

    By Johanna Sumiala

    Series: Media, Religion and Culture

    This wide-ranging and accessible book offers a stimulating introduction to the field of media anthropology and the study of religious ritual. Johanna Sumiala explores the interweaving of rituals, communication and community. She uses the tools of anthropological enquiry to examine a variety of...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Ritual and Recovery in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

    By Jane Derges

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Following over twenty years of war, Sri Lanka’s longest cease-fire (2002-2006) provided a final opportunity for an inclusive peace settlement between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, hostilities resumed with ever increasing desperation and ferocity...

    Published September 6th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Studying Buddhism in Practice

    Edited by John S. Harding

    Series: Studying Religions in Practice

    This book introduces the rich realities of the Buddhist tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. Based on personal experiences of Buddhism on the ground, it provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. The engaging...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  5. Godwired

    Religion, Ritual and Virtual Reality

    By Rachel Wagner

    Series: Media, Religion and Culture

    Godwired offers an engaging exploration of religious practice in the digital age. It considers how virtual experiences, like stories, games and rituals, are forms of world-building or "cosmos construction" that serve as a means of making sense of our own world. Such creative and interactive...

    Published November 14th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Anthropology of Islam Reader

    Edited by Jens Kreinath

    The Anthropology of Islam Reader brings together a rich variety of ethnographic work, offering an insight into various forms of Islam as practiced in different geographic, social, and cultural contexts. Topics explored include Ramadan and the Hajj, the Feast of Sacrifice, and the representation of...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Traveling Spirits

    Migrants, Markets and Mobilities

    Edited by Gertrud Hüwelmeier, Kristine Krause

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    Maintaining and forging religious networks across borders have long been part of migrants' activities. However, due to the wide availability of communication technologies and the reduced costs of transportation, transnational social practices, including religious activities, have witnessed an...

    Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Studying Hinduism in Practice

    Edited by Hillary P. Rodrigues

    Series: Studying Religions in Practice

    Drawing on personal experiences of Hinduism on the ground, this book provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. It conveys the rich realities of the Hindu tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. The chapters cover...

    Published June 14th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Women, Islam and Everyday Life

    Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia

    By Nina Nurmila

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines Islam and women’s everyday life, focusing in particular on the highly controversial issue of polygamy. It discusses the competing interpretations of the Qur’anic verses that are at the heart of Muslim controversies over polygamy, with some groups believing that Islam enshrines...

    Published April 11th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Cultural Practices of Modern Chinese Buddhism

    Attuning the Dharma

    By Francesca Tarocco

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Buddhism in China during the late Qing and Republican period remained a powerful cultural and religious force. Francesca Tarocco is a rising star in this field and offers an innovative high-quality piece of work that presents a new perspective on the influence of Buddhism on Chinese culture....

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge