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Anthropology of Religion: An Introduction (Fiona Bowie) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005) 9781405121057
Anthropology of Religion: An Introduction (Fiona Bowie) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005) 9781405121057
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Title: The Anthropology of Religion: An Introduction

Author: Bowie, Fiona

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2005

Paperback; ISBN: 9781405121057

Edition: 2nd Volumes: 1; Pages: 352

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Now available in a revised second edition, this popular introduction to the anthropology of religion combines discussion of the origin and development of debates within the field, with a look at where the subject is heading.* Introduces readers to the central theoretical ideas in the anthropology of religion and illustrates them with specific case studies.* Features self-contained chapters, each with its own comprehensive bibliography, so that they can be approached in any order.* Contains an additional chapter on mythology and a number of new illustrations.* Incorporates coverage of the following topics in the existing structure: pilgrimage, spirit possession and cargo cults.* Includes a list of ethnographic films and videos that can be used to illustrate and extend discussion of particular issues.ContentsPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the First EditionAcknowledgments1 Theories and Controversies2 The Body as Symbol3 Maintaining and Transforming Boundaries: the Politics of Religious Identity4 Sex, Gender, and the Sacred5 Religion, Culture, and Environment6 Ritual Theory, Rites of Passage, and Ritual Violence7 Shamanism8 Witchcraft and the Evil Eye9 Pilgrimage10 MythAppendix: Film and Video ResourcesIndex
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