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J. D. Y. Peel

Marloes Janson, Wale Adebanwi, David Pratten, Ruth Marshall, Stephan Palmié, Amanda Villepastour, and J. D. Y. Peel

Edited by Richard Fardon and Ramon Sarró

action was informed by accounts of historical precedent, and hence how ‘making’ history (oral, ritual, or written) not only could appear to reproduce the social order—a form of stereotypical reproduction—but also was integral to its actual transformation

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So What Is the Anthropology of Buddhism About?

David N. Gellner

Understanding of Buddhism as a System Anthropologists do not stop at criticizing stereotypes, idées reçues , and common sense. They also seek to complexify notions of history, lay-monastic relations, ritual, spirit possession, and so forth. Sharing as they do

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Kim Knibbe, Brenda Bartelink, Jelle Wiering, Karin B. Neutel, Marian Burchardt, and Joan Wallach Scott

, it seems that the main actors in our research confirm the stereotypes. The Dutch sex educators that Wiering studies indeed believe that they are champions of women’s rights by virtue of not being religious and also, interestingly, by claiming to be

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Ayse Serap Avanoglu, Diana Riboli, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Annalisa Butticci, Iain R. Edgar, Matan Shapiro, Brooke Schedneck, Mark Sedgwick, Suzane de Alencar Vieira, Nell Haynes, Sara Farhan, Fabián Bravo Vega, Marie Meudec, Nuno Domingos, Heidi Härkönen, Sergio González Varela, and Nathanael Homewood

specific spelling expand in the Caribbean? Who was prosecuted for obeah? During this period, most of the people who were prosecuted were men, contrary to the “European stereotype of the witch as archetypally female” (p. 80). Prosecutions also affected poor

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Belonging in a New Myanmar

Identity, Law, and Gender in the Anthropology of Contemporary Buddhism

Juliane Schober

contemporary Buddhist practices and public narratives. Emerging Buddhist nationalism challenges stereotypes, primarily in the West, of Buddhism as a uniquely peaceful and non-violent religion. This article seeks to explain how highly mediated discourse

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Ann Grodzins Gold

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

) Number Our Days . Reading and teaching that beautifully crafted, moving, and memorable ethnography, I came to realize that my grandmother was not just an angry and aberrant personality. Rather, she recognizably, even stereotypically, embodied an immigrant

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Religion through the Looking Glass

Fieldwork, Biography, and Authorship in Southwest China and Beyond

Katherine Swancutt

, considering that ethnic minorities in China (and I would count as one there) are routinely stereotyped as good singers and dancers ( Komlosy 2004 ; Litzinger 1998 ; Makley 2010 ; McKhann 2010 ; Mueggler 2002 ; Oakes 2006 ; Schein 1994 , 1997