Religion and Society
Advances in Research
Aims & Scope
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Religion and Society: Advances in Research responds to the need for a rigorous, in-depth review of current work in the expanding sub-discipline of the anthropology of religion. In addition, this important, peer-reviewed annual aims to provide a dynamic snapshot of developments in the study of religion as a whole and encourages interdisciplinary perspectives.
Each volume contains a Portrait section that profiles a senior scholar of religion, with invited essays on the scholar's work by authorities in their respective subfields. In the Articles section, contributions provide overviews of a given topic with critical, "positioned" views of the subject and of relevant research. In the Debate section, scholars of religion reflect on a high-profile issue or event, and the Author Meets Critics section invites discussants to comment on a recently published volume, followed by a response from the author. Other sections cover teaching, news, and—vitally—reviews of new books and ethnographic films.
Subjects: Anthropology of Religion, Religious Studies, Sociology of Religion
Volume 9, 2018
Introduction: Performing Religion
Sondra Hausner, Simon Coleman, Ruy Blanes
Portrait: Eileen Barker
The Best Article I Ever Read
Eileen Barker: Dear Friend and Colleague
Eileen Barker: An Appreciation
Eileen Barker, Friend and Mentor
Reflections on the Trajectory of My Work
Religious Tourism: Analytical Routes through Multiple Meanings
Interaction Rituals and Religious Culture in the Tea Party
Stacy M. K. George
Kosher Biotech: Between Religion, Regulation and Globalization
The Uncanniness of Missionary Others: A Discursive Analysis of a Century of Anthropological Writings on Missionary Ethnographers
Secular Routes and Theological Drifts
Special Section: Ritual and Reflexivity: Negotiating Accidents, Assessing Performances
Introduction: Doing Ritual While Thinking About it?
Ritual Reflexivity of the Alevi Cem Ritual in Istanbul
Jens Kreinath and Refika Sariönder
The Agony of the Sacrificed Chicken: A Trigger for Critical Reflexive Stances on Ritual Action (Kabyeland, Togo)
Assessing and Adapting Rituals that Reproduce a Collectivity: The Large-Scale Rituals of the Repkong Tantrists (Northeast Tibet)
Understanding What “Spiritual Entities” Do and Say? The Practice of “Sharing” in a New Age Variant of Brazilian Umbanda
Author Meets Critics: Joan Wallach Scott’s Sex and Secularism
Comments by Kim Knibbe, Brenda Bartelink, Jell Wiering, Karin Neutel, Marian Burchardt.
Response to Comments by Joan Wallach Scott
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