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Ayse Serap Avanoglu, Diana Riboli, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Annalisa Butticci, Iain R. Edgar, Matan Shapiro, Brooke Schedneck, Mark Sedgwick, Suzane de Alencar Vieira, Nell Haynes, Sara Farhan, Fabián Bravo Vega, Marie Meudec, Nuno Domingos, Heidi Härkönen, Sergio González Varela, and Nathanael Homewood

, much of Theravada Buddhism can seem remote and abstract. Recently, a number of ethnographic works have described Thai Buddhism in practice, as it is lived in communities of non-religious experts ( Cook 2010 ; Eberhardt 2006 ; Kitiarsa 2012 ; McDaniel

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Analytic Categories and Claims of Special Knowledge

David G. Robertson

these, along with Confucianism and much of Theravada Buddhism. The data set derives from the definition, not the other way around. The definition is only ‘wrong’ insomuch as it doesn't do what we want it to do. Perhaps it was never realistic to expect

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Affective Futures and Relative Eschatology in American Tibetan Buddhism

Amy Binning

Theravāda Buddhism .” Politics, Religion & Ideology 15 ( 2 ): 308 – 329 . Lakoff , Andrew . 2007 . “ Preparing for the Next Emergency .” Public Culture 19 : 247 – 271 . https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-2006-035 . Lama Thubten Zopa

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Ritual Tattooing and the Creation of New Buddhist Identities

An Inquiry into the Initiation Process in a Burmese Organization of Exorcists

Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière

mainstream Theravada Buddhism. In this regard, initiation into the exorcists’ congregation highlights the specificity of this unique lay Buddhist rituality. Rather than seeking salvation mainly in merits obtained through donations and relying on the

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The Ethics of Collective Sponsorship

Virtuous Action and Obligation in Contemporary Tibet

Jane Caple

Thamanya Hsayadaw in Burma .” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 10 ( 3 ): 495 – 515 . 10.1111/j.1467-9655.2004.00199.x Schober , Juliane . 1989 . “ Paths to Enlightenment: Theravāda Buddhism in Upper Burma .” PhD diss. , University of

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The Incitement to Fieldwork

Ward Keeler

-lamented Steve Collins who drew my attention to this arresting memoir. 8 ‘Buddhism’ refers to an enormously varied and complex stream of ideas and practices. My knowledge of ‘it’ is restricted largely to Theravada Buddhism as practiced in Burma. 9 On the

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Reality, Realism and the Future

Year 2021 in European Social Anthropology Journals

Anna Kruglova

transactions among the local tea traders in Yunnan unexpectedly finds support and moral justification in some new religious and ritualistic indictments of the local variation of Theravada Buddhism. In Critique of Anthropology , Andrew Ong and Hans Steinmüller

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Portrait

Talal Asad

Talal Asad, Jonathan Boyarin, Nadia Fadil, Hussein Ali Agrama, Donovan O. Schaefer, and Ananda Abeysekara

. Rewriting Buddhism: Pali Literature and Monastic Reform in Sri Lanka, 1157–1270 . London : UCL Press . Hallisey , Charles . 1995 . “ Roads Taken and Not Taken in the Study of Theravāda Buddhism .” In Curators of the Buddha: The Study of Buddhism

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Julián Antonio Moraga Riquelme, Leslie E. Sponsel, Katrien Pype, Diana Riboli, Ellen Lewin, Marina Pignatelli, Katherine Swancutt, Alejandra Carreño Calderón, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Sergio González Varela, Eugenia Roussou, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Miho Ishii, Markus Balkenhol, and Marcelo González Gálvez

ethnographic research ( Orellana 2020 ). Cassaniti, a psychological and medical anthropologist at Washington State University, explores such phenomena for the lived religion of Theravāda Buddhism in Thailand, Burma, and Sri Lanka, and to a lesser extent in