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  1. 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 18th 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. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages

    By David C. Kraemer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book explores the history of Jewish eating and Jewish identity, from the Bible to the present. The lessons of this book rest squarely on the much-quoted insight: 'you are what you eat.' But this book goes beyond that simple truism to recognise that you are not only what you eat, but also how,...

    Published April 5th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Tibetan Rituals of Death

    Buddhist Funerary Practices

    By Margaret Gouin

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This book describes and analyses the structure and performance of Tibetan Buddhist death rituals, and situates that performance within the wider context of Buddhist death practices generally. Drawing on a detailed and systematic comparative survey of existing records of Tibetan funerary practices,...

    Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. Religious Commodifications in Asia

    Marketing Gods

    Edited by Pattana Kitiarsa

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    This book addresses the growing academic concerns of the market-religion convergences in Asia. Bringing together a group of leading scholars from Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, it discusses multiple issues regarding religious commodifications and their consequences across Asia’s...

    Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge