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Jens Kreinath and Refika Sariönder

in both its constitutive parts and overall design, ranging from the modes of performance and participation to the intended audiences. As a response to different audiences in the environs of cities like Istanbul, there have been some collective

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

responding to this imperative, street preachers transform streets, sidewalks, and other forms of urban infrastructure into sites of religious performance. 2 Referencing Filip De Boeck (2012) , Penny Harvey and Hannah Knox (2015: 5) describe

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Doing Ritual While Thinking about It?

Emma Gobin

reflexivity’ and the role they play in the formal economy of ritual performance have remained largely unexamined. In drawing on various empirical case studies to address these issues, this collection of articles proceeds from the idea that the reflexive

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The Religious Foundations of Capoeira Angola

The Cosmopolitics of an Apparently Non-religious Practice

Sergio González Varela

circle called a roda ( Lewis 1992 ). Other capoeira players typically help the audience form the circle, and advanced practitioners are the ones in charge of playing the live music that accompanies the performance. Depending on styles, different

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Assessing and Adapting Rituals That Reproduce a Collectivity

The Large-Scale Rituals of the Repkong Tantrists in Tibet

Nicolas Sihlé

In discussions on processes of ritual assessment and modification, the rituals examined are most often of a ‘performance-centered’ nature. 1 I am drawing here on Atkinson’s (1989: 14–15) useful distinction between ‘liturgy-centered’ and

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Performing Religion

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

upon the social sciences of religion, without, however, losing interest in performing. Those reminiscences are somewhat of a motto for what we find in this volume of Religion and Society : texts concerned with the performance of religion in society

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Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

secular. Greater legislative protection has not resulted in greater judicial protection. Yet Hartikainen wants us to understand that these are not just examples of the failure of law and majority imposition, but sites of performance and renegotiation

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Sacred Spaces and Civic Action

Topographies of Pluralism in Russia

Melissa L. Caldwell

balaclavas, the women played electric guitars and performed a “Punk Prayer” with lyrics critical of the values and policies promoted by both the Putin administration and the Russian Orthodox Church. Midway through their performance, the band was stopped by

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violent struggles over religion and resistance to tourist intrusion; inter-religious engagement; religion, tourism, landscape and performance; and thanatourism and pilgrimage to sites of suffering. Books will cover exciting new work from both established

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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

often involuntary spiritual call, they have channeled their shamanic potential into their medical profession, poetry, songs, theatrical performances, film directing, or even political and academic careers. Notwithstanding the discussion about whether