On the Margins of Religion

Pine, Frances T. and de Pina-Cabral, Joao, eds. 2008. On the Margins of Religion. NY & Oxford: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1845454098 [Edited Book]

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Focusing on places, objects, bodies, narratives, and ritual spaces where religion may be found or inscribed, the authors reveal the role of religion in contesting rights to places, to knowledge and to property, as well as access to resources. Through analyses of specific historical processes in terms of responses to socio-economic and political change, the chapters consider implicitly or explicitly the problematic relation between science (including social sciences and anthropology in particular) and religion, and how this connects to the new religious globalization of the twenty-first century. Their ethnographies highlight the embodiment of religion and its location in landscapes, built spaces and religious sites which may be contested, physically or ideologically, or encased in memory and often in silence. Taken together, they show the importance of religion as a resource to the believers: a source of solace, spiritual comfort, and self-willed submission.

Item Type:

Edited Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Date:

2008

Item ID:

11815

Date Deposited:

23 Jun 2015 11:19

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 12:43

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11815

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