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Sharedness as Belonging

Hospitality, Inclusion, and Equality among the Layene of Senegal

Emily Jenan Riley

regarded as the symbol of an urban national Wolof identity in Senegal. Senegal is home to numerous ethnic and linguistic communities; however, in urban centers, such as the former colonial capital Saint-Louis and the current capital Dakar, the preeminence

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Introduction

Communities Reimagining Sharedness in Belief and Practice

Sarah Hillewaert and Chantal Tetreault

's “Sharedness as Belonging: Hospitality, Inclusion, and Equality among the Layene of Senegal,” is based upon in-depth ethnographic research with the Layene, a little-studied Sufi Muslim community based in Dakar, the present-day Senegalese capital. Riley

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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

observations are made in Soothill's chapter on power and agency in charismatic churches in Accra (Ghana). The social and spiritual capital of the ‘pastor's wife’ depends on her husband. And converted women in Accra, who endure(d) abuse, violence, and marital

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

infrastructures as “built forms around which publics thicken.” Because of this association between roads and publics, streets are often implicitly coded and explicitly regulated as secular spaces, designed for the circulation of bodies and capital, not the

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Speaking in Celestial Signs

The Language of Western Astrology and the (Tenuous) Bonds of Occult Sociality

Omri Elisha

. Postcolonial Astrology: Reading the Planets through Capital, Power, and Labor . Berkeley, CA : North Atlantic Books . Keane , Webb . 2007 . Christian Moderns: Freedom and Fetish in the Mission Encounter . Berkeley : University of California Press

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Critical Thin

Haunting Sufis and the Also-Here of Migration in Berlin

Omar Kasmani

hands of saintly masters ( Dilger et al. 2018: 102 ; Selim 2015 ). But for a city described as the atheistic capital of Europe, saints are unlikely figures of occurrence. 11 Followers know that saints do not simply roam around Berlin, nor is saintly

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Amira Mittermaier

of resistance ( Abu-Lughod 1990 ; Boddy 1994 ). For Harding, too, the issue comes down to politics—a ghost did not bring up her secular defenses the way a god did, especially a god in the singular with a capital G that comes with a whole apparatus of

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Portrait

Diana L. Eck

Diana L. Eck, John Stratton Hawley, Rahul Mehrotra, and Sondra L. Hausner

with an orientation of life and heart. Even in Middle English belief was ‘belove’. Gradually, the term came to have the more propositional meaning common today that contains a sense of uncertainty or error, such as “I believe Chicago is the capital of

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Beyond Economy and Religion

Resources and Socio-cosmic Fields in Odisha, India

Roland Hardenberg

to a group or community as a kind of property. Such an economic perspective is equally relevant for a variety of different spheres of action. The term ‘capital’ as defined by Bourdieu (1986) is a prime example of this kind of metaphoric

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feature of the modern world. These translocal and transnational processes involve flows of not just people but also material objects, ideas, information, images and capital.” Once relatively neglected, pilgrimage and other forms of religiously motivated