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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

modernity (chap. 8), or as an illustration of attitudes of the Japanese toward recent environmental catastrophes, who strive to deactivate the hazardous power of nature and create a novel national identity (chap. 11). The phenomena regarded here as

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Talal Asad

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

Weiss). I have speculated—as a very young scholar, it is true—that something of Karl Marx's weakness on the topics of religion and national identity might have had to do with an unacknowledged mortification at Marx's father's opportunistic conversion to

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

. 1996 . Shock and Awe: Achieving Rapid Dominance . Washington, DC : National Defense University Press . Weisenfeld , Judith . 2016 . New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration . New York : New York

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Belonging in a New Myanmar

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

Juliane Schober

practices construct religious, ethnic, national, and gender identity in order to formulate contemporary visions of belonging to a new Myanmar. Taking Foxeus’s (2016) observations about Buddhist formations in their encounters with modernity and print

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Jeremy F. Walton and Piro Rexhepi

that eludes their counterparts in Slovenia. In Kosovo and Macedonia, Islam is far more central to national self-understanding and debates. In Kosovo, Islam and national identity are deeply, if ambivalently, entwined, while in Macedonia the relationship

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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

much else) in modern Europe. The second is shorter and reflects a renewed interest in national identities within the United Kingdom. Abby Day makes a crucial contribution to both topics. In my own efforts to discern and to explain the religious

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So What Is the Anthropology of Buddhism About?

David N. Gellner

nationalism, showing that national identities most certainly did exist before Hobsbawm’s ‘age of nationalism’. In all these cases, he argued, the presence of Christianity, and in particular the idea of a chosen people encapsulated in the Old Testament

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Stacy M. K. George

. Furthermore, Braunstein and Taylor’s (2017) analysis of religious identities expands our understanding of the religious composition of the TP by noting that religious variation within it is much greater than predicted. While strengthening our interpretation

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The Uncanniness of Missionary Others

A Discursive Analysis of a Century of Anthropological Writings on Missionary Ethnographers

Travis Warren Cooper

provide the discursive means by which to legitimate a field of study. Ultimately, missionaries offer a productive foil against which anthropologists have constructed their identities. I contend that the missionary is the anthropologist’s ‘uncanny other

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Sacred Spaces and Civic Action

Topographies of Pluralism in Russia

Melissa L. Caldwell

concerns more fully in Caldwell (2004) and Caldwell (2017) . References Agadjanian , Alexander . 2001 . “ Revising Pandora's Gifts: Religious and National Identity in the Post-Soviet Societal Fabric .” Europe-Asia Studies 53 ( 3 ): 473