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  • Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Traditionby Tracy Pintchman

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    In this book, Tracy Pintchman has assembled ten leading scholars of Hinduism to explore the complex relationship between Hindu women's rituals and their lives beyond ritual. The book focuses particularly on the relationship of women's ritual practices to domesticity, exposing and exploring the nuances, complexities, and limits of this relationship.... more...

  • Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americasby Henry Goldschmidt; Elizabeth McAlister

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    This collection of all new essays will explore the complex and unstable articulations of race and religion that have helped to produce "Black," "White," "Creole," "Indian," "Asian," and other racialized identities and communities in the Americas. Drawing on original research in a range of disciplines, the authors will investigate: 1) how the intertwined... more...

  • Narratives of Sorrow and Dignityby Bardwell L. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99 US$ 30.95

    Bardwell L. Smith offers a fresh perspective on mizuko kuy? , the Japanese ceremony performed to bring solace to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. more...

  • Teaching New Religious Movementsby David G. Bromley

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 33.99 US$ 29.23

    Since its inception around 1970, the study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) has gradually evolved into an established multidisciplinary area of study. At the same time, both the movements and the scholars who study them have been the subjects of intense controversy. In this volume, a group of senior NRM scholars who have been instrumental in the development... more...

  • Teaching Durkheimby Terry F. Jr. Godlove

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Emile Durkheim's work on religion occupies a central place in religious studies classrooms today. At the undergraduate level, Durkheim is widely taught in large Introduction to Religion courses and in upper division seminars in "theory and method." His work is also taught in graduate Religious Studies departments of all stripes, from those grounded... more...

  • Convictions of the Soulby Sharon Erickson Nepstad

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Many U.S. Christians were profoundly moved by the liberation struggles in Central America in the 1980s. Most learned about the situation from missionaries who had worked in the area and witnessed the repression firsthand. These missionaries, Sharon Erickson Nepstad shows, employed the institutional and cultural resources of Christianity to seize the... more...

  • Theocratic Democracyby Nachman Ben-Yehuda

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    In Theocratic Democracy , Nachman Ben-Yehuda examines more than fifty years of media-reported unconventional and deviant behavior by members of the Haredi community. Ben-Yehuda finds not only that this behavior has happened increasingly often over the years, but also that its most salient feature is violence--a violence not random or precipitated... more...

  • The New Heretics of Franceby Susan Palmer

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    Since the Age of Enlightenment, France has upheld clear constitutional guidelines that protect human rights and religious freedom. Today, however, intolerant attitudes and discriminatory practices towards unconventional faiths have become acceptable and even institutionalized in public life. Susan Palmer offers an insightful examination of France's... more...

  • Sacred Groves and Local Godsby Eliza F. Kent

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99 US$ 30.95

    Drawing on fieldwork conducted in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu over seven years, Eliza F. Kent offers a compelling examination of the religious and social context in which south India's sacred groves take on meaning for the villagers who maintain them, and shows how they have become objects of fascination and hope for Indian environmentalists. more...

  • One Family Under Godby Grace Yukich

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 25.99 US$ 22.35

    What does progressive religion reveal about American ''family values?'' Grace Yukich shows how, in an anti-immigrant climate, religious activists in the New Sanctuary Movement call on Americans to keep immigrant families together by ending deportation. more...