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Finbarr Barry Flood and Jaś Elsner

iconoclasm are relatively rare in medieval Islamic art. By far, the most popular example of the genre is the removal of idols from the Ka‘ba by the Prophet Muhammad, an event explicitly invoked in the Islamic State’s visual and textual representations of the

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The Uncanniness of Missionary Others

A Discursive Analysis of a Century of Anthropological Writings on Missionary Ethnographers

Travis Warren Cooper

) ‘Incidental’ Ethnographers , and Pels’s (2013) A Politics of Presence are all examples of this expanding methodological genre. Continuing in the tradition of ethnographic vision widened to include both colonists and colonized, the powerful and the

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Steven Brooke, Dafne Accoroni, Olga Ulturgasheva, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Eugenia Roussou, Francesco Vacchiano, Jeffrey D. Howison, Susan Greenwood, Yvonne Daniel, Joana Bahia, Gloria Goodwin Raheja, Charles Lincoln Vaughan, Katrien Pype, and Linda van de Kamp

., appendix, notes, bibliography. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014. Paperback, $29.95. ISBN 9780520281127. With Email from Ngeti , James W. Smith and Ngeti Mwadime have written a book that will become a classic. At once a genre experiment, an

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Portrait

Ann Grodzins Gold

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

anthropology to be. In truth, of course, there is not another book in the field like Tristes Tropiques —a work that defies or conflates all genres. To me it was pure enchantment, uniting everything that interested me: journeys, myths, well-crafted evocative

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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

erode the power of traditional authorities to enforce norms and control expressions of gender. Nevertheless, neo-liberal political discourses and the rules of the capitalist market, as well as affordances of various media genres, introduce new

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The White Cotton Robe

Charisma and Clothes in Tibetan Buddhism Today

Magdalena Maria Turek

depicting Karma Norbu in the same attire (see fig. 1 ). Tsültrim Tarchin’s disciples display the pictures in cars, houses, and meditation huts and actively take part in circulating them. This genre of artistic representation has historically played an

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Jack Hunter, Annelin Eriksen, Jon Mitchell, Mattijs van de Port, Magnus Course, Nicolás Panotto, Ruth Barcan, David M. R. Orr, Girish Daswani, Piergiorgio Di Giminiani, Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Sofía Ugarte, Ryan J. Cook, Bettina E. Schmidt, and Mylene Mizrahi

9780226355870. The idea that we must face death alone is widespread. It appears everywhere, across cultures and genres, from popular songs and stories to Heidegger’s assertion that “every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.” Robert Desjarlais

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Eschatology, Ethics, and Ēthnos

Ressentiment and Christian Nationalism in the Anthropology of Christianity

Jon Bialecki

‘religious’ in culture and sartorial style, uses worship music heavily influenced by popular music genres and instrumentation, and sees its central mission as ‘planting’ new churches. Finally, most Calvary Chapels are more likely to meet in a school

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Bill Maurer

Credit. From the Latin, credere, to trust or to believe. Crisis, from the Greek κρίσις, crisis, but also decision, judgment. Judgment day. I had imagined this article as a series of epistles, short missives with didactic aphorisms—postcards, really—from the credit crisis. Yet the effort foundered on two shores. First, my abilities are simply not up to the task, for this genre with its ancient history boasts so many predecessors and models that selection for the purposes of mimicry—or embodiment—became impossible. Second, and more important, I began to realize, in the effort, that the genre demands an analytical engagement with its material that this article in many respects stands athwart. How it does so will become apparent in due course. The credit crisis began in 2008 and continues to the time of my writing, in May 2010. In naming the credit crisis and its religion, I acknowledge I afford them a degree of reality they may not possess. I also acknowledge that this article comes with temporal limits, the limits of the time of its writing. My debts are many and cannot be fully acknowledged. Reality, time and debt are very much at issue in credit crisis religion. Worldly constraints narrow my inquiry to Anglophone and primarily United States examples. Christianity is, by necessity and design, over-represented.