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Sarah M. Hillewaert

coastal town in Kenya. 1 I had just participated in Jake's early morning yoga class at Seashore, one of the most established luxury yoga retreats along the East African coast. On the top floor of the boutique hotel, nestled in between thick baobab trees

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Johannes Quack

disciplines approach religion? How do different anthropologists research religion? 6. Contested Borders: Why are the borders between religious traditions contested? What is the relationship between religion, caste, class, and race? 7. Contested Practices

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Introduction

Communities Reimagining Sharedness in Belief and Practice

Sarah Hillewaert and Chantal Tetreault

). Rather than automatically or self-evidently building upon pre-existing social categories such as social class, scholars have argued for considering how communities emerge from shared practice and purpose ( Davies 2005 ; Eckert 2000 , 2006 ; Eckert and

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The Christian Right and Refugee Rights

The Border Politics of Anti-communism and Anti-discrimination in South Korea

Angie Heo

, and children seeking asylum in the Horn of Africa, the disproportionately young and male character of the Yemenis who landed in South Korea was remarkable ( Peutz 2019 ). 5 The vast majority of them, moreover, were skilled, middle-class professionals

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Laura L. Cochrane

class-based elite. He taught that once chosen, a shaykh has authority over disciples’ spiritual guidance. Al-Kunti's teachings about the centrality of the relationship between shaykh and disciple were influential across West Africa ( Batran 1973: 347

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Albert I. Baumgarten

classification by habitat, an idea Douglas picked up from her African experience with the Lele. 8 The prohibited animals and water creatures did not have the necessary characteristics of members of their habitat class. To make matters even worse, the pig and

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Portrait

Diana L. Eck

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

When I started doctoral work, I knew Hindi well enough, but I finally had to study Sanskrit. It was required. I plunged into classes with Daniel H. H. Ingalls, a Virginia patrician and an elegant translator of Sanskrit poetry. I came to love the hours

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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

discussed in the introduction by Pritchard, is on the interlockings of gender, power, class, race, and Pentecostalism. The aim of this multi-disciplinary collection is to prove that “a major appeal of Pentecostalism to black women worldwide consists in its

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How the Bible Works

Russian Baptist Faith as Text

Igor Mikeshin

Scripture in the forms of free reading, discussions, topical seminars, learning verses by heart, and applying the text to one's own life. Likewise, any type of meeting, seminar, conference, or class is centered on relevant biblical passages. There is no

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Sharedness as Belonging

Hospitality, Inclusion, and Equality among the Layene of Senegal

Emily Jenan Riley

type of competitive gift giving during family ceremonies that reinforces differences of class and caste. As Mbaye Seck mentioned, this interpretation of teraanga as ‘thievery’ is an attempt to establish individual wealth and prestige. As I argue in