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Rappaport, Roy (1926-97), Brian A. Hoey Jul 2018

Rappaport, Roy (1926-97), Brian A. Hoey

Brian A. Hoey, Ph.D.

A brief personal and intellectual biography of the late anthropologist, Roy Rappaport.


The Practitioner, The Priest, And The Professor: Perspectives On Self-Initiation In The American Neopagan Community, Marty Laubach, Louis Martinie’, Roselinda Clemons Mar 2018

The Practitioner, The Priest, And The Professor: Perspectives On Self-Initiation In The American Neopagan Community, Marty Laubach, Louis Martinie’, Roselinda Clemons

Marty Laubach

Initiation is a religious practice that is generally understood as involving socialization and acceptance into a religious community, but American Neopaganism, with its emphasis on individualism and autonomy, has evolved a meaning that challenges that simple understanding. American Neopagan communities are marketplaces of ideas that are comprised of groups and solo practitioners, all in interaction in which they might conduct main holidays together, but not necessarily work together in what they would consider more “serious” practices in which they receive the spirit communications with which they develop the ideas. Among groups, these practices include initiations through which candidates are trained ...


Models Of Cosmic Order: Physical Expression Of Sacred Space Among The Ancient Maya, Jennifer P. Mathews, James F. Garber Nov 2015

Models Of Cosmic Order: Physical Expression Of Sacred Space Among The Ancient Maya, Jennifer P. Mathews, James F. Garber

Jennifer P Mathews

The archaeological record, as well as written texts, oral traditions, and iconographic representations, express the Maya perception of cosmic order, including the concepts of quadripartite division and layered cosmos. The ritual act of portioning and layering created spatial order and was used to organize everything from the heavens to the layout of altars. These acts were also metaphors for world creation, world order, and establishing the center as a position of power and authority. This article examines the articulations of these concepts from the level of caches to the level of regions from the past and present in an attempt ...


Introduction: A Changing Indonesia, Maribeth Erb, Kathleen M. Adams Feb 2015

Introduction: A Changing Indonesia, Maribeth Erb, Kathleen M. Adams

Kathleen M. Adams

No abstract provided.


The Discourse Of Souls In Tana Toraja (Indonesia): Indigenous Notions And Christian Conceptions, Kathleen M. Adams Feb 2015

The Discourse Of Souls In Tana Toraja (Indonesia): Indigenous Notions And Christian Conceptions, Kathleen M. Adams

Kathleen M. Adams

No abstract provided.


Club Dead, Not Club Med: Staging Death In Contemporary Tana Toraja (Indonesia), Kathleen M. Adams Feb 2015

Club Dead, Not Club Med: Staging Death In Contemporary Tana Toraja (Indonesia), Kathleen M. Adams

Kathleen M. Adams

No abstract provided.


Babies Aren't Persons: A Survey Of Delayed Personhood, David F. Lancy Mar 2014

Babies Aren't Persons: A Survey Of Delayed Personhood, David F. Lancy

David Lancy


To better understand attachment from a cross-cultural and historical perspective, I have amassed over 200 cases from the ethnographic and archaeological records that reveal cultural models (D'Andrade and Strauss 1992) of infancy. The 200 cases represent all areas of the world, historical epochs from the Mesolithic to the present and all types of subsistence patterns (Appendix 1). The approach is inductive where cases with similar models of infancy are clustered into archetypes. My principal finding from this analysis is that, in the broadest overview, infants are, effectively, placed on probation and not immediately integrated into the society. Attachment failure ...


Secularity, Religion And The Possibilities For Religious Citizenship, Lyn Parker, Chang Yau Hoon Jul 2013

Secularity, Religion And The Possibilities For Religious Citizenship, Lyn Parker, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Review, The Spirits And The Law: Vodou And Power In Haiti, Gina Ulysse Jun 2013

Review, The Spirits And The Law: Vodou And Power In Haiti, Gina Ulysse

Gina Athena Ulysse

Book review, Kate Ramsey, The Spirits and The Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti (UChicago 2011).


Mesoamerican Healers, Brad Huber, Alan Sandstrom Mar 2013

Mesoamerican Healers, Brad Huber, Alan Sandstrom

Alan R. Sandstrom

Edited Volume


"What Happened To The Aztec Gods After The Conquest?", Alan Sandstrom Mar 2013

"What Happened To The Aztec Gods After The Conquest?", Alan Sandstrom

Alan R. Sandstrom

No abstract provided.


"Anthropology Gets Religion: Cultural Ecology, Pantheism, And Paper Dolls Among The Nahua People Of Mexico.", Alan Sandstrom Mar 2013

"Anthropology Gets Religion: Cultural Ecology, Pantheism, And Paper Dolls Among The Nahua People Of Mexico.", Alan Sandstrom

Alan R. Sandstrom

No abstract provided.


Religious Ideology And Terrorism: Anthropological Considerations, Alan R. Sandstrom Mar 2013

Religious Ideology And Terrorism: Anthropological Considerations, Alan R. Sandstrom

Alan R. Sandstrom

No abstract provided.


"Blood And Paper: Dard Hunter And Ritual Sacrifice Among Native Americans Of Mexico.", Alan Sandstrom Mar 2013

"Blood And Paper: Dard Hunter And Ritual Sacrifice Among Native Americans Of Mexico.", Alan Sandstrom

Alan R. Sandstrom

Anita Lynn Forgach Keynote Speaker Award 2004 Lecture.


To The Peoples: Christianity And Ethnicity In China's Minority Areas, Francis Khek Gee Lim Jan 2013

To The Peoples: Christianity And Ethnicity In China's Minority Areas, Francis Khek Gee Lim

Francis Khek Gee Lim

No abstract provided.


The Eternal Mother And The State: Circumventing Religion Management In Singapore, Francis Khek Gee Lim Jan 2012

The Eternal Mother And The State: Circumventing Religion Management In Singapore, Francis Khek Gee Lim

Francis Khek Gee Lim

No abstract provided.


Religion And Nationalism: Four Approaches, Rogers Brubaker Dec 2011

Religion And Nationalism: Four Approaches, Rogers Brubaker

Rogers Brubaker

Building on recent literature, this paper discusses four ways of studying the relation between religion and nationalism. The first is to treat religion and nationalism, along with ethnicity and race, as analogous phenomena. The second is to specify ways in which religion helps explain things about nationalism - its origin, its power, or its distinctive character in particular cases. The third is to treat religion as part of nationalism, and to specify modes of interpenetration and intertwining. The fourth is to posit a distinctively religious form of nationalism. The paper concludes by reconsidering the much-criticized understanding of nationalism as a distinctively ...


Mediating Christianity In Asia, Francis Khek Gee Lim Dec 2011

Mediating Christianity In Asia, Francis Khek Gee Lim

Francis Khek Gee Lim

No abstract provided.


Ending The Clash Of Science, Religion, And Human Survival: A Model For Reintegrating Reason, Intuition, And Reality, Cari Bourette Dec 2010

Ending The Clash Of Science, Religion, And Human Survival: A Model For Reintegrating Reason, Intuition, And Reality, Cari Bourette

Cari Bourette

While there is occasional interest in the reconciliation of science and religion, a system for incorporating both rational and intuitive information in making sense of the world and making informed decisions using the integration of this knowledge is generally unavailable in the modern world. Many religions throughout the world record a long ago period of “oneness” with the divine, with nature, with the universe, which is tragically interrupted by estrangement or separation. By delving into what may seem to be a foreign venue to discover “Reality” for a member of modern Western society, what may be discovered are remnants of ...


Charismatic Technology, Francis Khek Gee Lim Jan 2009

Charismatic Technology, Francis Khek Gee Lim

Francis Khek Gee Lim

No abstract provided.


Introduction, Christianity And The State In Asia, Francis Khek Gee Lim Jan 2009

Introduction, Christianity And The State In Asia, Francis Khek Gee Lim

Francis Khek Gee Lim

No abstract provided.


Negotiating 'Foreignness', Localizing Faith: Tibetan Catholicism In The Tibet-Yunnan Borderlands, Francis Khek Gee Lim Jan 2009

Negotiating 'Foreignness', Localizing Faith: Tibetan Catholicism In The Tibet-Yunnan Borderlands, Francis Khek Gee Lim

Francis Khek Gee Lim

No abstract provided.


Clitoridectomy And The Economics Of Islamic Marriage And Divorce Law - Ryan M Riegg - 2009, Ryan M. Riegg Jan 2009

Clitoridectomy And The Economics Of Islamic Marriage And Divorce Law - Ryan M Riegg - 2009, Ryan M. Riegg

Ryan M. Riegg

No abstract provided.


Summary: Israeli- Palestinian Ethnic Conflict, Allen Gnanam Dec 2008

Summary: Israeli- Palestinian Ethnic Conflict, Allen Gnanam

Allen Gnanam

The Israeli- Palestinian ethnic conflict will continue to escalate throughout both the short term and long term world future. The current and future animosity between both ethnic groups can be attributed to (a) history based accounts and religious tensions, (b) polarizing ideologies held by both sides, and (c) middle eastern resentment toward the Jewish state of Israel. History based accounts will refer to both biased historical accounts and factual historical events that have contributed to the Israeli- Palestinian ethnic conflict. Concepts such as ethnicity, nationalism, ideology, Palestinians, Israeli’s, Arabs, and religion will be conceptualized in the research paper.


Israeli- Palestinian Ethnic Conflict, Allen Gnanam Dec 2008

Israeli- Palestinian Ethnic Conflict, Allen Gnanam

Allen Gnanam

This research paper discusses the historical, religious, and ideological factors linked to the Israeli- Palestinian ethnic conflict, and how these factors have contributed to middle eastern resentment toward the Jewish State of Israeli. The Modernist Theory, Perceptual Framework, and he Domestic Framework have been applied to the analysis of the Israeli- Palestinian ethnic conflict, in order to demonstrate the intensity of the above factors and their provocative role in the conflict. Other provocative issues that are discussed in this paper include territorial wars, ethnic nationalism, the competition for natural resources, the biased dissemination of historical text through educational institutions, and ...


The Development Of Humans – A Study Including Languages, Cultures, Religions And Genetics, Dr. Erik Dahlquist, Dr. Allan Dahlquist Dec 2008

The Development Of Humans – A Study Including Languages, Cultures, Religions And Genetics, Dr. Erik Dahlquist, Dr. Allan Dahlquist

Dr. Erik Dahlquist

The book covers the development of culture, religion, language and genetics of the human population since prehistory. Four main cultures have spread around the globe: 1) Monosyllabic language people with ancestor cult 2) Austroasiatic people with sun worshipping and megalit graves. Counting with 20 as the base 3) Uralic speaking people with kings from the sky, and strong city states. Moon and mother godess. Don´t differentiate between male and female, he and she. 4) Inflectual language speaking people with sky gods and cattles. Indoeuropeans. Often endings differentiating he and she. Shows how original cultures are refelected in todays society.


Chapter 03: Basic Concepts, Wolfgang Fikentscher Jan 2008

Chapter 03: Basic Concepts, Wolfgang Fikentscher

Wolfgang Fikentscher

Inclusive online updates jan10. Dealing with basic concepts of legal anthropology in Chapter 3, the presently much discussed (and practically important, see Chapter 13 V.1.), a focus is on the issue of ethnicity and cultural identity. Furthermore, Chapter 3 offers a freshly organized presentation of what may be called the issue of civilizational stages, in preparation of Chapter 9 where correlations between organizational, economical, religious and thought-modal traits are discussed. In Chapter 3, definitorial and functional aspects of basic concepts of anthropology are separated. For example, big man society, lineage, ramage, and clan structures are presented as such, and ...


Magic Tricks, Midnight Grave Outings, And Transforming Trees: Performance And Agency In Taiwanese Religion, Marc Moskowitz Dec 2004

Magic Tricks, Midnight Grave Outings, And Transforming Trees: Performance And Agency In Taiwanese Religion, Marc Moskowitz

Marc L. Moskowitz

No abstract provided.


Hidden Spheres Of Politics, Chandan Gowda Apr 2004

Hidden Spheres Of Politics, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


Zombie Slayers In A "Hidden Valley" (Sbas-Yul): Sacred Geography And Political Organisation In The Nepal-Tibet Borderland, Francis Khek Gee Lim Jan 2004

Zombie Slayers In A "Hidden Valley" (Sbas-Yul): Sacred Geography And Political Organisation In The Nepal-Tibet Borderland, Francis Khek Gee Lim

Francis Khek Gee Lim

No abstract provided.