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Talal Asad

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

a research ethos that emphasizes collaboration and reciprocation toward research participants ( Lassiter 2005 ). Asad's critique, however, pertains not only to the ethics of doing fieldwork; it also covers a broader set of epistemological inquiries

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Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

Islam and to live and resist collaboration with state centralization and management. Each of these articles offers grounds for fascinating comparative conversation about how religion works today. We also see how the flattening formatting of religion

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Sacred Spaces and Civic Action

Topographies of Pluralism in Russia

Melissa L. Caldwell

particular sites that have simultaneously made possible and impeded coexistence and collaboration among communities. Although this article begins with an accounting of events involving the Russian Orthodox Church, my analysis does not privilege the Russian

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Religion through the Looking Glass

Fieldwork, Biography, and Authorship in Southwest China and Beyond

Katherine Swancutt

research collaborations. As Olivia Kraef (2014: 151–152) shows, the study of bimo religious practices and sacred texts became an academic area of interest in China during the 1980s period of economic reforms and the concomitant Chinese state

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Ann Grodzins Gold

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

been relentlessly subjected to revelation and critique, why would practices of collaboration with paid assistants be neglected? Why would this area be particularly fraught, untouchable?” ( Gold et al. 2014: 332 ). Her response gets to the heart of the

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Religious Tourism

Analytical Routes through Multiple Meanings

Emerson Giumbelli

Translator : Jeffrey Hoff

that are transformed—with or without the collaboration of religious authorities—into tourist destinations. Museums dedicated to religion or maintained by religious institutions are sometimes compared to theme parks in which religion becomes the focus

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Erick White

upon Buddhist moral discourses, that shared in the ritual repertoires and performative ethos of mainstream devotional Buddhism, and that sometimes entailed close collaboration with monastic actors, this type of possession seemed to demonstrate that

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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

critical thought and increasing knowledge and understanding, and it is therefore with gratitude that I hand over this section to Grace, Jim, Saliha, Mia, Manuel, and Abby to demonstrate such productive collaboration in action. REFERENCES Bayart , Jean

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Marla Frederick, Yunus Doğan Telliel, and Heather Mellquist Lehto

journal features, through collaborations with social justice and public health organizations, and in the news media. It is understandable that scholars and educators often feel dismissed and ill supported. It is easy to be disheartened while in

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Jeremy F. Walton and Piro Rexhepi

institutions, Yugoslav socialist secularism remains invisible in current debates, precisely because this legacy contradicts the seemingly coherent borders and binaries of ‘local’ and ‘Arab’ Islam. The rich, intertwined history of affiliations and collaborations