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  1. Muslim Society and the Western Indian Ocean

    The Seafarers of Kachchh

    By Edward Simpson

    Series: Routledge Indian Ocean Series

    Based on substantial ethnographic, textual and archival research, this interesting book offers a new perspective on the anthropology of the western Indian Ocean. Writing in a clear, engaging style, and covering an impressive range of theoretical terrain, Simpson critically explores the...

    Published June 9th 2009 by Routledge

  2. South Asian Religions on Display

    Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    Religious procession is a significant dimension of religion in South Asia. Processions are central not only in Hinduism, but also Islam, Christianity, Jainism and Sikhism, which have large procession rituals. The last years have seen an increase in processions and ritualizations of space both...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  3. Rules and Meanings

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1973, Rules and Meanings is an anthology of works that form part of Mary Douglas' struggle to devise an anthropological modernism conducive to her opposition to reputedly modernizing trends in contemporary society. The collection contains works by Wittgenstein, Schutz, Husserl,...

    Published February 25th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Food in the Social Order

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1984, This work is a cross-cultural study of the moral and social meaning of food. It is a collection of articles by Douglas and her colleagues covering the food system of the Oglala Sioux, the food habits of families in rural North Carolina, meal formats in an Italian-American...

    Published February 25th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia

    By Maria Elisabeth Louw

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Providing a wealth of empirical research on the everyday practise of Islam in post-Soviet Central Asia, this book gives a detailed account of how Islam is understood and practised among ordinary Muslims in the region, focusing in particular on Uzbekistan. It shows how individuals negotiate...

    Published November 28th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Death and the right hand

    By Robert Hertz

    First published in English 1960. The historical value of Hertz's writings is that they are a representative example of the culmination of two centuries of development of sociological thought in France, from Montesquieu to Durkheim and his pupils. In the intervening years since publication, that...

    Published October 10th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Peace Education and Religious Plurality

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Robert Jackson, Satoko Fujiwara

    Does religion bring peace or war? In order to discuss this fundamental question, it is essential to reflect upon religious education that shapes the views of religion among young generations. This book has developed from the special panel on "Religious Education and Peace" for the 19th World...

    Published December 6th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Contemporary Landscapes of Contemplation

    Edited by Rebecca Krinke

    Contemplative landscape and contemplative space are familiar terms in the areas of design, landscape architecture and architecture. Krinke and her highly regarded contributors set out to explore definitions, theories, and case studies of contemplative landscapes. The contributors, Marc Treib, John...

    Published September 1st 2005 by Routledge

  9. The Ethics of Anthropology

    Debates and Dilemmas

    Edited by Pat Caplan

    Since the inception of their discipline, anthropologists have studied virtually every conceivable aspect of other peoples' morality - religion, social control, sin, virtue, evil, duty, purity and pollution. But what of the examination of anthropology itself, and of its agendas, epistemes, theories...

    Published June 19th 2003 by Routledge

  10. A Moral Critique of Development

    In Search of Global Responsibilities

    Edited by Anta Kumar Giri, Philip Quarles van Ufford

    Recent critiques of international development practice, affecting aid organizations such as Oxfam, Action Aid and the Red Cross, have attacked the motives of those heading the 'machine' of development suggesting that it is in reality just too politically complex for good ever to come of it. But,...

    Published May 1st 2003 by Routledge