A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion

A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion

Description

A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion is a collection of some of the most significant classic and contemporary writings in the field. Updated in its second edition, this volume examines numerous aspects of religion in a diversity of cultures and expands upon the idea of what we mean by 'religion', linking it to some of the broader questions of culture and politics. * Collects classic and contemporary articles from the major thinkers in both North American and British anthropology* Emphasizes the ongoing conversation among anthropologists with respect to central questions of religious behavior* Presents comprehensive coverage of theory and religious practice, through time and ethnographic regions, integrated by editorial commentary* Includes additional classic pieces by Pouillon, Burridge, and Meyerhoff, as well as more contemporary work by Harding, De Boeck, and Palmie* Includes indexed bibliography arranged according to both ethnographic region and religious topics and practices


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Details

Author(s)
Michael Lambek
Format
Paperback | 696 pages
Dimensions
171 x 241 x 35mm | 1,144g
Publication date
29 Feb 2008
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publication City/Country
Chicester, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
2nd Edition
Illustrations note
ill
ISBN10
1405136146
ISBN13
9781405136143
Bestsellers rank
67,815