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  • Popvirusby Monique Aerts; Marcel van den Haak

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 28.75

    Er waart een popvirus door het land. Steeds meer sferen in de samenleving lijken gepopulariseerd te worden. Religie vindt een nieuwe weg op de videowebsite; debatten over islam en integratie worden voor een breed en jong publiek gebracht in televisieseries als Dunya en Desie; HEMA-posters en videoclips rukken op in kunstmusea. Soms gebeurt... more...

  • Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbeanby Keith McNeal

    UPF 2011; US$ 74.95

    The first book-length work to compare and contrast Afro- and Indo-Caribbean materials in a systematic and multidimensional manner, this volume makes fresh and innovative contributions to anthropology, religious studies, and the historiography of modernity. By giving both religious subcultures and their intersections equal attention, McNeal offers a... more...

  • Creole Religions of the Caribbeanby Margarite Fernandez Olmos; Joseph M. Murphy; Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00

    Creolization—the coming together of diverse beliefs and practices to form new beliefs and practices—is one of the most significant phenomena in Caribbean religious history. Brought together in the crucible of the sugar plantation, Caribbean peoples drew on the variants of Christianity brought by European colonizers, as well as on African... more...

  • Prophetic Activismby Helene Slessarev-Jamir

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    While the links between conservative Christians and politics have been drawn strongly in recent years, coming to embody what many think of as religious activism, the profoundly religious nature of community organizing and other more left-leaning justice work has been largely overlooked. Prophetic Activism is the first broad comparative examination... more...

  • Caribbean Religious Historyby Ennis B. Edmonds; Michelle A. Gonzalez

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    The colonial history of the Caribbean created a context in which many religions, from indigenous to African-based to Christian, intermingled with one another, creating a rich diversity of religious life. Caribbean Religious History offers the first comprehensive religious history of the region. Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez begin their... more...

  • Becoming Rastaby Charles Price

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    So much has been written about the Rastafari, yet we know so little about why and how people join the Rastafari movement. Although popular understandings evoke images of dreadlocks, reggae, and marijuana, Rastafarians were persecuted in their country, becoming a people seeking social justice. Yet new adherents continued to convert to Rastafari despite... more...

  • Sustaining Faith Traditionsby Carolyn Chen; Russell Jeung

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Over fifty years ago, Will Herberg theorized that future immigrants to the United States would no longer identify themselves through their races or ethnicities, or through the languages and cultures of their home countries. Rather, modern immigrants would base their identities on their religions. The landscape of U.S. immigration has changed dramatically... more...

  • New York Gloryby Tony Carnes; Anna Karpathakis

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 27.00

    Is New York a post-secular city? Massive immigration and cultural changes have created an increasingly complex social landscape in which religious life plays a dynamic role. Yet the magnitude of religion's impact on New York's social life has gone unacknowledged. New York Glory gathers together for the first time the best research on religion... more...

  • Asian American Religionsby Tony Carnes; Fenggang Yang

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 27.00

    Redraws old definitions of what it means to be religious and Asian American. more...

  • Religion and the Bodyby David Cave; Rebecca Sachs Norris

    BRILL 2012; US$ 144.00

    This book reflects on the implications of neurobiology and the scientific worldview on aspects of religious experience, belief, and practice, focusing especially on the body and the construction of religious meaning. more...