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Paul-François Tremlett

In the autumn of 2011 and the spring of 2012, the Occupy London protests, informed by the ideal of a moral, territorially defined community, caught the imagination of British and global publics. For a short while, this moral imaginary was mobilized to contest some of the most glaring contradictions of the neo-liberal city. I argue that the Occupy protests in London registered a sense of public outrage at the violation of certain 'sacred' norms associated with what it means to live with others. More concretely, I contend that Occupy London was an experiment initiated to open out questions of community, morality, and politics and to consider how these notions might be put to work. These questions were not merely articulated intellectually among expert interlocutors. They were lived out through the spatially and temporally embodied occupation of urban space.

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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

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Bülent Diken

practices that constitute power. In market exchange, money functions merely as a measure of value. But in the form of capital, it functions as a measure of the value of values. Hence, the power of abstract capital (value producing more value) is not

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Introduction

Narratives, Ontologies, Entanglements, and Iconoclasms

Sondra L. Hausner, Simon Coleman, and Ruy Llera Blanes

yet, creates—epistemology. Finally, we return to grounded ethnographic work in Odisha, India, to consider in Roland Hardenberg’s article the possibility that ‘resources’, like capital, might be a useful way to consider the exigencies of culture, in

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The Ethics of Collective Sponsorship

Virtuous Action and Obligation in Contemporary Tibet

Jane Caple

practice. They instead emphasized their efforts to be self-sufficient by establishing capital funds that were invested in monastic businesses, such as money lending, shops, and the manufacture of religious products. I examine these developments in greater

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Finbarr Barry Flood and Jaś Elsner

northern Iraq for several months in 1986. It was crystallized by time spent in Syria in the years following, some of it working on a German-Syrian excavation in Raqqa, now the capital of the Islamic State. On the weekends in Iraq, I traveled from Tell Afar

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Religion through the Looking Glass

Fieldwork, Biography, and Authorship in Southwest China and Beyond

Katherine Swancutt

the lines of “yes, perhaps that would be very good.” Bahmat’s suggestion of the unit took further form in the days leading up to my departure for the province capital of Kunming. It developed as an actual initiative through text messaging with Bahmat

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The White Cotton Robe

Charisma and Clothes in Tibetan Buddhism Today

Magdalena Maria Turek

meditation belt, sitting cross-legged at his cave, his right hand cupped over his right ear to listen to the prophetic voices of the ḍākiṇīs , female messengers of the Buddhas. Many shops in the provincial capital Jyekundo (sKye dgu mdo) and in other towns

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Kosher Biotech

Between Religion, Regulation, and Globalization

Johan Fischer

and Agri-Food Canada 2012 ). Novozymes is the leading enzyme 2 manufacturer globally, and its headquarters are located in the suburb of Bagsværd outside Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital city. The company’s history began with Nordisk, which was founded in