The Anthropology of Religion in a Globalizing World

The Anthropology of Religion in a Globalizing World

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Anthropology of Religion in a Globalizing World focuses on religions and belief systems in a global, multi-cultural, popular, and constantly transforming world. Today's cultural groups exist across national borders and ethnic boundaries, and their religious ideologies rapidly adapt and follow suit. This book uses the lenses of gender, race, class, health and illness, the environment, and cyber space to present the concepts and interpretations of world religions and belief systems as modern, fluid, complex, and constantly changing, rather than static or more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 187 x 235mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 25 black & white tables, 25 black & white halftones
  • 1138825026
  • 9781138825024

About Ida Fadzillah Leggett

Ida Fadzillah Leggett is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She received her PhD in 2003 from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her MA in Anthropology with a concentration in Southeast Asian Studies from Northern Illinois University. Originally from Malaysia, her research focuses on the effects of globalization and transnationalism on Southeast Asian youth's-- especially girls'-experience and interpretation of their world. Current courses she teaches includes "Cultural Anthropology"; "The Anthropology of Religion"; and "Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion".show more

Table of contents

Ch. 1 Introduction Part ONE A History of the "Supernatural" and the Anthropology of Religion Ch. 2 "Here There be Dragons": "Scientific" Interpretations of the Pre-colonial World Ch. 3 Colonial Encounters Ch. 4 Dominant Concepts in the Anthropology of Religion Today Ch. 5 Methods and Ethics: How to Study Religion Part TWO Religious Constructions of the Body Ch. 6 Health and Illness Ch. 7 Emotions and Morality Ch. 8 Gender and Sexuality Ch. 9 Religion and Structures of Inequality Ch. 10 Charisma: The Power of the Individual Part THREE Conceptions of the Sacred in Space and PlaceCh. 11 Cosmologies on Earth: Religion and the Environment Ch. 12 Belief Systems In Times of Crisis Ch. 13 Religions and Nationalism: Changing Borders, Changing Identities Part FOUR Religious Beliefs and the Supernatural Today Ch. 14 "Youthscapes": Transmitting Religion to the Next Generation Ch. 15 The Media, The Internet, and Changing Flows of Ideologies Ch. 16 Science Fiction, Speculated Fiction, and the Supernaturalshow more