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  1. Varieties of Secularism in Asia

    Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual

    Edited by Nils Ole Bubandt, Martijn Van Beek

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    Varieties of Secularism is an ethnographically rich, theoretically well-informed, and intellectually coherent volume which builds off the work of Talal Asad, Charles Taylor, and others who have engaged the issue of secularism(s) and in socio-political life. The volume seeks to examine theories of...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Being Human in Islam

    The Impact of the Evolutionary Worldview

    By Damian Howard

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Islamic anthropology is relatively seldom treated as a particular concern even though much of the contemporary debate on the modernisation of Islam, its acceptance of human rights and democracy, makes implicit assumptions about the way Muslims conceive of the human being. This book explores how the...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia

    The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS

    By Dominik M. Mueller

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Providing an ethnographic account of the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) and its Youth Wing (Dewan Pemuda PAS), this book analyses the genesis and role of Islamic movements in terms of their engagement in mainstream politics. It explores the party’s changing approach towards popular culture and...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Religion and Mobility in a Globalising Asia

    New Ethnographic Explorations

    Edited by Sin Wen Lau, Nanlai Cao

    This volume examines the dynamic, mutually constitutive, relationship between religion and mobility in the contemporary era of Asian globalisation in which an increasing number of people have been displaced, forcefully or voluntarily, by an expanding global market economy and lasting regional...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Holy Images (Routledge Revivals)

    An Inquiry into Idolatry and Image-Worship in Ancient Paganism and in Christianity

    By Edwyn Bevan

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1940, this title presents four of the Gifford Lectures in natural theology given by Edwyn Bevan in 1933: ‘An Inquiry into Idolatry and Image-Worship in Ancient Paganism and Christianity’. Reference is made throughout all four lectures not only to the conventional disputes in...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sexuality, Religion and the Sacred

    Bisexual, Pansexual and Polysexual Perspectives

    Edited by Loraine Hutchins, H. Sharif Williams

    Sexuality, Religion and the Sacred is a thoughtful collection of bisexual, polysexual and pansexual scholarship on religion and spirituality. It examines how religious and spiritual traditions address sexuality, whilst also exploring the ways in which bisexually-, polysexually-, and...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Youth On Religion

    The development, negotiation and impact of faith and non-faith identity

    By Nicola Madge, Peter Hemming, Kevin Stenson

    Globalisation has led to increasing cultural and religious diversity in cities around the world. What are the implications for young people growing up in these settings? How do they develop their religious identities, and what roles do families, friends and peers, teachers, religious leaders and...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Studying Islam in Practice

    Edited by Gabriele Marranci

    Series: Studying Religions in Practice

    This book presents Islam as a lived religion through observation and discussion of how Muslims from a variety of countries, traditions and views practice their religion. It conveys the experiences of researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds and demonstrates the dynamic and heterogeneous...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Religion and Identity in the South Asian Diaspora

    Edited by Rajesh Rai, Chitra Sankaran

    Religious identity constitutes a key element in the formation, development and sustenance of South Asian diasporic communities. Through studies of South Asian communities situated in multiple locales, this book explores the role of religious identity in the social and political organization of the...

    Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Animism and the Question of Life

    By Istvan Praet

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    The central purpose of this book is to help change the terms of the debate on animism, a classic theme in anthropology. It combines some of the finest ethnographic material currently available (including firsthand research on the Chachi of Ecuador) with an unusually broad geographic scope (the...

    Published September 17th 2013 by Routledge