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  1. Sufis in Western Society

    Global networking and locality

    Edited by Markus Dressler, Ron Geaves, Gritt Klinkhammer

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    In recent years Sufism has undergone something of a revival as a spiritual alternative to other manifestations of Islam. This book investigates the development of Sufism in Western societies, with a regional focus on North America and Europe. Exploring a number of issues relating to the dynamic...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Socialism and Religion

    Roads to Common Wealth

    By Vincent Geoghegan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    In the past decade philosophers and political theorists have increasingly pondered the role of religion in a modern secular society, and of the possible value of religion as a resource for contemporary thinking. The global resurgence of a new religious politics – graphically symbolised by 9/11 -...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Ritual Texts for the Afterlife

    Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets, 2nd Edition

    By Fritz Graf, Sarah Iles Johnston

    Fascinating texts written on small gold tablets that were deposited in graves provide a unique source of information about what some Greeks and Romans believed regarding the fate that awaited them after death, and how they could influence it. These texts, dating from the late fifth century...

    Published March 5th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Cultural Anthropology

    Global Forces, Local Lives, 2nd Edition

    By Jack David Eller

    Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives helps students understand the application of anthropological concepts to the contemporary world. It offers an exceptionally clear and readable introduction to cultural anthropology, closely relating it to key topics such as colonialism and...

    Published January 17th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003)

    Edited by E. Ann McDougall

    Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life – including his own ‘life vision’ on...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 25th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 5th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Market and Temple Fairs of Rural China

    Red Fire

    By Gene Cooper

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    During the early communist period of the 1950s, temple fairs in China were both suppressed and secularized. Temples were closed down by the secular regime and their activities classified as feudal superstition and this process only intensified during the Cultural Revolution when even the surviving...

    Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Comte de Gobineau and Orientalism

    Selected Eastern Writings

    Edited by Geoffrey Nash, Daniel O'Donoghue

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Though known to specialists, Comte de Gobineau’s vital if idiosyncratic contribution to Orientalism has only been accessible to the English reader through secondary sources. Especially important for its portrayal of an esoteric Sufi sect like the Ahl-i Haqq, and its vivid narrative of the Babi...

    Published June 20th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Cults, New Religions and Religious Creativity (Routledge Revivals)

    By Geoffrey Nelson

    The twentieth century has been marked by an unprecedented outburst of religious activity on a world-wide scale, and in particular by a mushrooming of numerous religious movements. This work, first published in 1987, takes a fresh approach to the understanding of this phenomenon, an approach...

    Published May 8th 2012 by Routledge