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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

Al-Arian, Abdullah, Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Sadat’s Egypt, 320 pp., notes, bibliography, index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardback, £37.49. ISBN 9780199931279.

Amster, Ellen J., Medicine and the Saints: Science, Islam, and the Colonial Encounter in Morocco, 1877–1956, 350 pp., foreword, notes, bibliography, index. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013. Paperback, $34.95. ISBN 9780292762114.

Balzer, Marjorie M., Shamans, Spirituality, and Cultural Revitalization: Explorations in Siberia and Beyond, 287 pp., bibliography, index. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011. Paperback, $35. ISBN 9781137005564.

Beliso-De Jesús, Aisha M., Electric Santería: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion, 304 pp., preface, epilogue, glossary, notes, references, index. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. Paperback, $30/£22. ISBN 9780231173179.

Bull, Michael, and Jon P. Mitch ell, eds., Ritual, Performance and the Senses, 224 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. Hardback, £60. ISBN 9780857854735.

Connor, Phillip, Immigrant Faith: Patterns of Immigrant Religion in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, 192 pp., figures, tables, notes, bibliography, index. New York: New York University Press, 2014. Paperback, $22. ISBN 9781479883790.

Elshakry, Marwa, Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860–1950, 448 pp., afterword, notes, bibliography, index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. Hardback, $45. ISBN 9780226001302.

Ezzy, Douglas, Sex, Death and Witchcraft: A Contemporary Pagan Festival, 216 pp., illustrations, appendix, references. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. Hardback, £65. ISBN 9781472522467.

Juncker, Kristine, Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería, 208 pp., plates, figures, tables, notes, bibliography, index. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2014. Hardcover, $71. ISBN 9780813049700.

King, Lindsey, Spiritual Currency in Northeast Brazil, 168 pp., notes, bibliography, index. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2014. Hardcover, $55. ISBN 9780826355317.

Manigault-Bryant, LeRhonda S., Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory among Gullah/Geechee Women, 278 pp., appendix, notes, bibliography, index. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014. Paperback, $24.95. ISBN 9780822356745.

O’Neill, Kevin L., Secure the Soul: Christian Piety and Gang Prevention in Guatemala, 288 pp., illustrations, appendix, notes, references, index. Oakland: University of California Press, 2015. Paperback, $24.95. ISBN 9780520278493.

Smith, James H., and Ngeti Mwadime, Email from Ngeti: An Ethnography of Sorcery, Redemption, and Friendship in Global Africa, 240 pp., appendix, notes, bibliography. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014. Paperback, $29.95. ISBN 9780520281127.

Van Wyk, Ilana, The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South Africa: A Church of Strangers, 280 pp., figures, glossary, bibliography, index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Hardcover, £65.00. ISBN 9781107057241.

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'Sweets for My Daughter'

Coetzee, Eliot and the Private Mode

Myrtle Hooper

In a 1969 study of metaphysical poetry, Earl Miner distinguishes between the private mode of John Donne and the public mode of Ben Jonson. Schematic as this distinction might seem, it sheds light on the poetry of Donne because it takes up the proposition put first by J.B. Leishman in 1951, and developed by others after him, that Donne was a ‘coterie-poet’, whose work was significantly shaped by the small and intimate readership for whom he wrote. This means, for example, that he can assume an audience of friends and equals who will ‘understand not only the allusions and witticisms, but (what is harder) just when he is serious and when not, and just what kind of seriousness is being displayed; they will understand also where the poems are “personal” and where not, and again just what kind of “personality” is involved’. Now it might seem strange to begin a consideration of Coetzee with a disquisition upon Donne; the medium, of course, is Eliot, whose early opinion of Donne has been famous and formative for generations of readers in the twentieth century: ‘Tennyson and Browning are poets, and they think; but they do not feel their thought as immediately as the odour of a rose. Athought to Donne was an experience; it modified his sensibility’. As Leishman has shown, Eliot’s opinion of Donne itself underwent some degree of modification: by 1931 Eliot had discovered in Donne a ‘manifest fissure between thought and sensibility’. Irritating as Leishman appears to find Eliot and his public pronouncements, I will argue that the theory of a ‘dissociation of sensibility’ has uses for a study of Coetzee in South Africa at the turn of the century: one, because it directs us to seek explanations of characteristic features of the writer within the mind of the writer, and two, because in doing so it enables the converse line of approach that Leishman followed in relation to Donne – of seeking explanations for such features in the readership to whom the writing is directed (or at least by whom it is influenced).

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The Uncanniness of Missionary Others

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

Travis Warren Cooper

pasts intruding on traditional ways of life. The Methodist mission to the South African Tswana, in other words, is much of the story. To be sure, anthropologists study marginalized, indigenous peoples, 14 but they also document those European tribal

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

from Hegemonic Masculinity? Charismatic Christianity and Men’s Responsibilization in South Africa .” Current Sociology 66 ( 1 ): 110 – 127 . doi: 10.1177/0011392117702429 . Jeldtoft , Nadia . 2013 . “ The Hypervisibility of Islam .” In Everyday