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Learning the Elsewhere of ‘Inner Space’

The Affective Pedagogy of Post-Secular Sufi Healing in Germany

Nasima Selim

to bloom That which destroys us This torn apart Undivided earth On which We travel together.   — Rose Ausländer, “ Gemeinsam /Together” Each year, many Inayati Sufis gather for a summer school in a village in northern Germany that

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Critical Thin

Haunting Sufis and the Also-Here of Migration in Berlin

Omar Kasmani

“It is really a key to another world.” On this ostensibly simple yet lucid note, Onur summed up for me the expansive character of Zikr , the Sufi exercise of a mindful remembrance of Allah. He was one of 30 regular attendees at a German

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Politicizing Elsewhere(s)

Negotiating Representations of Neo-Pentecostal Aesthetic Practice in Berlin

Dominik Mattes

to establish branches across the globe, including 15 congregations in Germany, and William Kumuyi eventually became the general superintendent of what is claimed to be one of the largest churches in the world ( Akoda 2012: 403) . The group in Berlin

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Afterword

The Elsewhere beyond Religious Concerns

Annalisa Butticci and Amira Mittermaier

to step outside of the silos we have come to call ‘anthropology of Islam’ and ‘anthropology of Christianity ’. The articles take us to Germany, Lebanon, Norway, and Iran. Each tells a very particular story of engagements with the Elsewhere (or

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Introduction

Elsewhere Affects and the Politics of Engagement across Religious Life-Worlds

Omar Kasmani, Nasima Selim, Hansjörg Dilger, and Dominik Mattes

(German: unheimlich, bordering on the unfamiliar) enjoys a renewed popularity in the anthropology of religion ( Goslinga 2012 ; Morgain 2012 ), in examining “the frightening … that ought to have remained … secret and hidden but has come to light

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Portrait

Talal Asad

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

-only concentration camp, and my mother was interned three years later in a family camp. It was there that my father eventually joined us for the remainder of the war. The camp's inmates were largely German speakers, with a sprinkling of Italians. But the labels used

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Totemic Outsiders

Ontological Transformation among the Makushi

James Andrew Whitaker

in the village, I met and encountered tourists originating from countries as wide-ranging as Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Russia, Trinidad, the UK, and the US. There are a variety of

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From the Throes of Anguished Mourning

Shi‘i Ritual Lamentation and the Pious Publics of Lebanon

Fouad Gehad Marei

by a fellowship of the German Orient-Institut in Beirut (OIB). Notes 1 I use ‘Shi‘i’, the adjective form derived from Arabic, to denote an attribute of a proper or common noun. This article examines how Shi‘i rituals, beliefs, and experiences

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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 Anticommunist Reaction .” Asian Journal of German and European Studies 2 ( 1 ). Article 7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40856-017-0018-1 . 10.1186/s40856-017-0018-1 Kim , Hyŏn-mi . 2018 . “ Nanmin p'obiawa Han'guk chŏngch'ijŏk chŏngdongŭi

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Johannes Quack

University of Munich, which offers a non-denominational Interfaculty Programme for the Study of Religion that engages historically and comparatively with various religious traditions. The program has been well known in Germany for its ambitious first