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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95
Louis Dumont was a prominent anthropologist and sociologist whose work - notably on Indian society - influenced the study of religion. 'Dumont on Religion' introduces Dumont's work on kinship studies, structural theory, and his views on idealism. Subjects of particular interest to students of religion are highlighted, including Dumont's concepts of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
Religion has dominated colonialism since the 16th century. 'Religion and the Secular' critically examines how religion has been used to subject indigenous concepts to the needs of colonial powers. Essays present the colonial relationship from the perspective of colonized cultures - including Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, India, Japan, South Africa... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95
Millennial movements have had a significant impact on history and lie behind many artistic and scientific views of the world. 'The End that Does' tracks the interplay of the arts, sciences, and millennial imagination across 3000 years. The volume presents essays ranging across the study of ancient ritualistic sacrifice, utopian technology and the American... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89
Bruno Latour’s long term project is to compare the felicity and infelicity conditions of the different values dearest to the heart of those who have ‘never been modern’. According to him, this is the only way to develop an anthropology of the Moderns. After his work on science, on technology and, more recently, on law, this book explores... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 35.95 US$ 31.16
A comprehensive survey of how religions understand death, dying, and the afterlife, drawing on examples from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Shamanic perspectives. Considers shared and differing views of death across the world’s major religions, including on the nature of death itself, the reasons for it, the identity of those... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 34.95 US$ 30.29
The Importance of Religion reveals the significance of religion in modern times, showing how it provides people with meaning to their lives and helps guide them in their everyday moral choices Provides readers with a new understanding of religion, demonstrating how in its actions, texts and world views religion is enduring and vividly engages... more...
- BRILL 2003; US$ 52.00
Modern findings in cognitive science and evolutionary psychology provide insights to the processes which make religious beliefs and behaviours efficient attractors in and across cultural settings. This text discusses how certain kinds of counter-intuitive ideas are selected for religious use. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 158.00
The topic of religion and globalization is complex, susceptible to a great variety of approaches. This book combines contributions from many authors who examine a wide range of subjects ranging from overall theoretical considerations to detailed regional perspectives. No single understanding of either religion or globalization is privileged. more...