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Eileen Barker

Linda Woodhead, James T. Richardson, Martyn Percy, Catherine Wessinger, and Eileen Barker

fieldwork days, dropping in for friendly chats with groups such as Scientologists, the Jesus Army, the Family, and more besides. Colin kept notes. My job was to observe and help keep our wits about us. Eileen critiqued the notes Colin made—always sharp

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Religious Tourism

Analytical Routes through Multiple Meanings

Emerson Giumbelli

Translator : Jeffrey Hoff

Catholicism present itself, in Imbituba these media depend on the organization of ‘walks’. At the time of my fieldwork, the Association of the Pilgrims of the Walk to the Land of Saint Paulina’s First Miracle was led by Camilo Damásio, a former employee of a

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The Chaco Skies

A Socio-cultural History of Power Relations

Alejandro Martín López and Agustina Altman

as with people who do not occupy leading roles and have no specific connection with heaven. We have also relied on our fieldwork among Catholic, Pentecostal, and Mennonite missionaries who work among these groups. In order to account for the temporal

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The Religious Foundations of Capoeira Angola

The Cosmopolitics of an Apparently Non-religious Practice

Sergio González Varela

groups shared during my fieldwork was the lengthy and ascetic process that individuals must experience in order to become mestres . This method, which involves many years of training and learning, hinders the possibility of standardized rituals with

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Doing Ritual While Thinking about It?

Emma Gobin

. “ Infelicitous Performances and Ritual Criticism .” Semeia 43 : 103 – 122 . Grimes , Ronald L. 1988b . “ Ritual Criticism and Reflexivity in Fieldwork .” Journal of Ritual Studies 2 ( 2 ): 217 – 239 . Grimes , Ronald L. 1990 . Ritual Criticism

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A Ritual Demystified

The Work of Anti-wonder among Sufi Reformists and Traditionalists in a Macedonian Roma Neighborhood

Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic

, a highly reprobate act in the homophobic environment of my fieldwork. One February evening as I was watching television with my host family, the father, Karim, suddenly told his son to take me to Muarif's house. His wife protested meekly, while his

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The Death Throes of Sacrificed Chicken

Triggering Critical Reflexive Stances on Ritual Action in Togo

Marie Daugey

collected during long-term fieldwork aiming to investigate various areas of Kabye ritual life. In the course of my stays (29 months between 2004 and 2017), I was able to make regular observations of blood sacrifices performed in all of the contexts mentioned

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Beyond Economy and Religion

Resources and Socio-cosmic Fields in Odisha, India

Roland Hardenberg

article provides some answers to these questions based on fieldwork carried out prior to the protests. The extent to which the Dongria mobilized and drew upon these ideas in their fight against the encroaching mining company is difficult to judge. Since I

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The White Cotton Robe

Charisma and Clothes in Tibetan Buddhism Today

Magdalena Maria Turek

with both fieldwork and religious practice, that period of ethnographic work at Lachi ended. Tsültrim Tarchin was born in 1947 in a village located about 20 kilometers from Kyodrak monastery, outside of the town of Sharda (Shar mda) in Yushu Prefecture

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J. D. Y. Peel

Marloes Janson, Wale Adebanwi, David Pratten, Ruth Marshall, Stephan Palmié, Amanda Villepastour, and J. D. Y. Peel

Edited by Richard Fardon and Ramon Sarró

of my teachers had done any fieldwork at all. Back in 1991, John and I had a brief phone conversation, and he agreed to meet me in his office. I was rather awed to be in the presence of the great J. D. Y. Peel, particularly since his essays “Making