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The Death Throes of Sacrificed Chicken

Triggering Critical Reflexive Stances on Ritual Action in Togo

Marie Daugey

Togo has been Kabye. While his presence at some rituals heightens their spectacular nature, his support in the form of gifts or money for initiations or expensive sacrifices—as in the example I discuss below—has become a ‘tradition’ in parts of Kabye

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Stacy M. K. George

the advertisements currently on the radio that are supported by the pro-choice advocates. As the woman holding the jar approaches the back aisle where I am sitting, I lean over and politely ask: “Now, what is this money for? Advertisements for what

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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

one green coconut, surrounded by five banana hands, and one envelope with money inside. The trays are presented to the weikza associated with the six different kinds of medicine invoked during the installation of the ritual setting. Outside the

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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

magic that he had transmitted to Baba Muarif, whose family was detested for their sorcery. The elder son was known for hypnotizing and seducing faithful wives and swindling their husbands of money and honor. Also, Baba Muarif's younger son was openly gay

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Assessing and Adapting Rituals That Reproduce a Collectivity

The Large-Scale Rituals of the Repkong Tantrists in Tibet

Nicolas Sihlé

necessary. After a while, seeing a young man walking up the slope toward us, Dorje Gyel, the main Zhitro manager, gave him some money and asked him to fetch sodas for the group. After their drinks, I asked whether the elders would like me to take a group

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Kosher Biotech

Between Religion, Regulation, and Globalization

Johan Fischer

everyday life, and a governing ethos, such as making money or a particular management principle ( Hirsch and Gellner 2001 ). A central question is how organizations think about and practice kosher production, trade, and regulation. Ferguson and Gupta

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Mariske Westendorp, Bruno Reinhardt, Reinaldo L. Román, Jon Bialecki, Alexander Agadjanian, Karen Lauterbach, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Kate Yanina DeConinck, Jack Hunter, Ioannis Kyriakakis, Magdalena Crăciun, Roger Canals, Cristina Rocha, Khyati Tripathi, Dafne Accoroni, and George Wu Bayuga

sexuality and everyday life. They raised money for charitable causes (p. 52), and, with their eye-catching performances, they called attention to the spiritual and social needs of LGBTQ people in their communities. For instance, Sister Sœur Rose led a

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Around Abby Day’s Believing in Belonging

Belief and Social Identity in the Modern World

Christopher R. Cotter, Grace Davie, James A. Beckford, Saliha Chattoo, Mia Lövheim, Manuel A. Vásquez, and Abby Day

understanding of various religions as evolving, agentic, heterogeneous networks that may involve not just human actors of various sorts, from priests and missionaries to pilgrims, but also texts, relics, icons, money, embodied habituses, architectural styles

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Eschatology, Ethics, and Ēthnos

Ressentiment and Christian Nationalism in the Anthropology of Christianity

Jon Bialecki

Historical Introduction . Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press . Friedland , John . 2002 . “ Money, Sex, and God: The Erotic Logic of Religious Nationalism .” Sociological Theory 20 ( 3 ): 381 – 425 . 10.1111/0735-2751.00169 Geertz

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Ann Grodzins Gold

Ann Grodzins Gold, Bhrigupati Singh, Farhana Ibrahim, Edward Simpson, and Kirin Narayan

does as she pleases, making up the rules as she goes along. She also makes money, receiving a share of the Dev Narayan shrine’s not inconsiderable profits. And she also thoroughly enjoys herself.” Bhoju’s continued updates on events in Shobhag Kanvar