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 8, 2017
Sondra L. Hausner, Simon Coleman, and Ruy Llera Blanes
I. PORTRAIT: J. D. Y. PEEL
Studying Religious Pluralism in Yorubaland: A Tribue to J. D. Y. Peel
Narrating History and Anthropology: J. D. Y. Peel's 'the Past in the Present'
Days of Small, and Great, Things: In Homage to J. D. Y. Peel
J. D. Y. Peel's Round Table
The Iconoclastic Impulse in Yoruba Culture
J. D. Y. Peel (edited by Richard Fardon and Ramon Sarró)
Eschatology, Ethics, and Ethnos: Ressentiment and Christian Nationalism in the Anthropology of Christianity
The Chaco Skies: A Socio-cultural History of Power Relations
Alejandro Martín López and Agustina Altman
The Religious Foundations of Capoeira Angola: The Cosmopolitics of an Apparently Non-religious Practice
Sergio González Varela
Money, Religion, and Symbolic Exchange in Winter Sleep
III. SPECIAL SECTION: TOWARD A COMPARATIVE ANTHROPOLOGY OF BUDDHISM
Introduction: Legacies, Trajectories, and Collective Research Agendas
Nicolas Sihlé and Patrice Ladwig
Ritual Tattooing and the Creation of New Buddhist Identities: An Inquiry into the Initiation Process in a Burmese Organization of Exorcists
Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière
The Ethics of Collective Sponsorship: Virtuous Action and Obligation in Contemporary Tibet
Belonging in a New Myanmar: Identity, Law, and Gender in the Anthropology of Contemporary Buddhism
The White Cotton Robe: Charisma and Clothes in Tibetan Buddhism Today
Magdalena Maria Turek
Rethinking Anthropological Models of Spirit Possession and Theravada Buddhism
Afterword: So What Is the Anthropology of Buddhism About?
David N. Gellner
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