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Julián Antonio Moraga Riquelme, Leslie E. Sponsel, Katrien Pype, Diana Riboli, Ellen Lewin, Marina Pignatelli, Katherine Swancutt, Alejandra Carreño Calderón, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Sergio González Varela, Eugenia Roussou, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Miho Ishii, Markus Balkenhol, and Marcelo González Gálvez

(p. 126–127). Diviners produce their counterfeit legitimacy, as it were, by harnessing the qualities of the two apparently opposite stereotypes into which they are often classed. As Li shows, Chinese consider that “people smart” diviners draw upon

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The Elsewhere beyond Religious Concerns

Annalisa Butticci and Amira Mittermaier

can see the Nigerian Pentecostals’ preoccupation and frustration about their imposed African otherness. In fact, they object to the use of words and descriptions that could vaguely recall the stereotypes that have been defining them as irrational

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Ryan Goeckner, Sean M. Daley, Jordyn Gunville, and Christine M. Daley

and strategies for resistance notwithstanding, it is important to note that stereotypical assessments of American Indians’ connection to and protection of the earth is a vast oversimplification of the complexities of contemporary life in American

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Portrait

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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Amira Mittermaier, Susan Harding, and Michael Lambek

that use the understanding of other worlds to unpack our own. In Politics of Piety , Saba not only challenges popular stereotypes about Islam and Muslim women but delves right to the heart of assumptions that both ground North American common sense and

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Jeremy F. Walton and Piro Rexhepi

that the Croatian and Slovenian media register and reiterate broader Islamophobic stereotypes and anxieties ( Bajt 2008 , 2011 ). Despite these contrasts, however, the institutional histories of Islam in Croatia and Slovenia parallel those of Islam

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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